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ARK GROUP/ MANAGING PARTNER MAGAZINE’S 3RD ANNUAL

At the Forefront of Diversity

Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

A highly-interactive forum centered on establishing and cultivating your firm’s efforts to promote LGBT attorneys

by adequately addressing the obstacles preventing success in today’s law firm

This forum is designed to help you:

Sustain and continue to cultivate your firm’s diversity initiatives -

despite perceived industry change and economic turmoil

Promote constructive dialogue within your firm about diversity

and the ways and means to advancing your diversity goals

Cultivate unique business strengths and opportunities by creating a

more diverse and inclusive environment in which to practice law

Identify the institutional barriers in your firm that impede the

success of LGBT lawyers

Better understand the impact LGBT diversity efforts have

on corporate law departments and how LGBT diversity factors into

the selection and retention of outside counsel

Recognize and relate to personal experiences of what it means to

be “out” in the law firm setting

Recognize the impact that equality and diversity initiatives have on

improved client service, morale and your firm’s bottom line

January 20, 2010

AMA Executive Conference Center

San Francisco, CA

With Illuminating Case-Studies,

Contributions & Insights from:

 Morrison & Foerster LLP

 Bryan Cave LLP

 Baker & McKenzie LLP

 Jenner & Block LLP

 O'Melveny & Myers LLP  Google, Inc

 American Airlines

 Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

 Chubb & Son—a division of Federal Insurance Company

 Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold LLP

 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

 Frost Brown Todd LLC

 Howrey LLP

 Alston & Bird, LLP

 And more...

Researched by:

CLE Credit has already been approved for

this program

in the state of California for a

total of 5 credit hours — as well as 1 credit

hour for Elimination of Bias. It is also

approved in IL and NY and 11 additional

states. For more details, please contact Peter

Franken at 773.281.4275 or by email at

pfranken@ark-group.com

Early-Bird Discount: Register before December 25th to receive 15% off!

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Dear Colleague;

The development and implementation of equality and diversity programs are far too important to be subject to the currently changing economic conditions in this country. They are in fact key components for the law firm intent on

developing and retaining their talent and clients. Amidst talk that the legal profession is on the brink of fundamental transformation, we must ask ourselves, “where does talent—and more specifically, diversity—fit into this equation?”

Law firms of all shapes and sizes are seeking new ways to deliver legal services and grow revenue in the face of the most difficult business environment in decades.

Assuming that success is closely tied to a law firm’s ability to adapt—what effect will this downturn have on upon recruitment, training and retention practices? What is your firm currently doing to keep diversity issues front and center despite perceived change and economic turmoil?

Ark Group/Managing Partner Magazine’s 3rd Annual forum, At the Forefront of Diversity: Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm, will once again foster meaningful discussion as well as provide real-world case study illustrations on how some law firms are establishing themselves “at the forefront of diversity” through

sustained efforts in the promotion of LGBT attorneys.

Despite current economic conditions—client demands are not changing. Diversity initiatives still add to an organization’s bottom-line and continue to draw focus on establishing a more cohesive and progressive environment.

As your firm continues to establish its culture as progressive and inclusive, it is important to assert yourself a step further and consider to what extent your firm is providing the tools and environment for all of it’s talented lawyers to succeed— including the LGBT community.

This focus is not only helping firms to recognize that diversity is critical to attracting and retaining the best available talent — but also enabling law firms from coast to coast to deliver the highest quality professional services that today’s client demands.

It is imperative that law firms demonstrate this commitment by acknowledging—if not celebrating the level of diversity that already exists within the firm!

We sincerely hope you’ll join us in San Francisco this January 20th as we drill down past the superficial—candidly

addressing the subtle biases and other obstacles to sustaining pathways to diversity.

Hope to see you there—

ARK GROUP/ MANAGING PARTNER MAGAZINE’S 3RD ANNUAL

At the Forefront of Diversity

Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

A highly-interactive forum centered on establishing and cultivating your firm’s efforts to promote LGBT attorneys

by adequately addressing the obstacles preventing success in today’s law firm

January 20, 2010

AMA Executive Conference Center

San Francisco, CA

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Program Agenda – Wednesday, January 20, 2010

8:30AM Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00AM

Opening Remarks: Conference Chairperson

Leigh A. Kirmsse, Howrey LLP 9:15AM *Opening Address

Talent and Diversity as Business Drivers in Tough Economic Times

Amidst talk that the legal profession is on the brink of fundamental transformation, where does talent fit in? What is the effect of the current downturn -- and possible alternative views of the future -- upon recruitment, training, and retention? How, and more importantly why, do law firms need to keep diversity issues front and center despite perceived change and economic turmoil?

Keith Wetmore, Chair, Morrison & Foerster LLP 9:45AM *Panel Discussion

Keeping Diversity Issues Front and Center-- Despite Economic Turmoil

This highly-interactive panel discussion will pick-up where the opening address concludes—largely opening up the topic to broad discussion— both among our distinguished panelists as well as those in the audience. Pamela J. Privett, Esq., Alston & Bird, LLP

Sharon M. Bunzel, Firmwide Hiring Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP James J.S. Holmes, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold LLP 10:45AM Morning Networking & Coffee Break

11:15AM *Panel Discussion—Part I

The Corporate Law Department's Perspective on LGBT Diversity

This highly interactive, two-hour discussion will feature our esteemed panel of corporate law department attorneys who will discuss the business case for diversity from the perspective of being both a legal employer and the consumer of legal services. How do corporate legal departments recruit, retain and advance LGBT attorneys within the organization?

Co-Moderators:

Gail H. Morse, Tax Partner, Co-Chair of LGBT Forum, Jenner & Block LLP and James J.S. Holmes, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold LLP

Panelists:

Hilary E. Ware, Managing Litigation Counsel, Google Inc., Kwanyu Helen Yu, Senior Litigation Counsel, American Airlines, Michael D. Daugherty, Vice President & Specialty Claims Manager, Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company, Rosanna Marrero Neagle, VP and Chief Legal Officer, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream 12:00PM Networking Luncheon

1:00PM *Panel Discussion—Part II

The Corporate Law Department's Perspective on LGBT Diversity

The second half of this interactive panel discussion will focus on how LGBT diversity factors into the selection and retention of outside

counsel. Attendees will be encouraged to help drive this discussion with questions and anecdotes fostering a meaningful two-way dialogue. Moderators and panelists-same as listed at 11:15AM

2:00PM

Middle America: LGBT Initiatives Without the Bright Lights, Big City -- Is it Possible?!?

 Success stories from law firms in small to mid-sized markets

 Discussion of the challenges faced in a smaller market

 Practical solutions on how to navigate to success

 Ideas on how to move your firm forward while remaining sensitive to your market and the culture of your clients

Melanie D. Margolin, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC 2:45PM Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break 3:15PM

Affinity Groups: Beyond Networking and Mentoring in these Challenging Times

Many law firms are encouraging the formation of affinity groups, a model long used in the corporate world, to provide settings in which attorneys and in some instances other staff members can come together to discuss matters of common concern as well as to form professional and mentoring relationships. LGBT lawyers often find common business opportunities, as well as social/political commonalities that help facilitate professional growth . In this session, participants will learn how affinity groups can advance the goals of diversity while proving advantageous for law firms' bottom lines.

Moderator:

William Hibsher, Partner, Chair LGBT Affinity Group, Bryan Cave LLP Panelists:

Sharon M. Bunzel, Firmwide Hiring Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP Scott Nicholas Ellingson, Attorney at Law, Baker & McKenzie LLP Deborah J. Schmall, Partner, Real Estate Department, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

4:15PM Interactive Wrap-Up & Discussion

This concluding segment is designed to summarize, synthesize, debate, question and answer any of your “real world” challenges and obstacles experienced by LGBT lawyers and diversity program directors.

 Identifying where your firm is at with respect to LGBT recognition

 Establishing ways to most effectively (and sensitively) assess the number of LGBT lawyers that make-up your firm

 Benchmarking your recruitment and retention efforts

 Determining achievable success metrics for your firm

 Are we successfully navigating the personal roadblocks to achieving success in the law firm environment?

Moderator: Leigh A. Kirmsse, Howrey LLP

4:45PM Closing Remarks/End of Conference ARK GROUP/ MANAGING PARTNER MAGAZINE’S 3RD ANNUAL

At the Forefront of Diversity

Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

A highly-interactive forum centered on establishing and cultivating your firm’s efforts to promote LGBT attorneys

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This meeting will be held at the AMA Executive Conference Center - located in the San Francisco Marriott Hotel— at 55 Fourth Street— conveniently located minutes from the heart of the city, Chinatown, cable cars, restaurants and other hotels — and only 15 miles from the SF Int’l Airport. For information regarding rates at nearby hotels please contact Peter Franken at

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Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm is a highly interactive, next-generation forum researched with and developed exclusively for law firm professionals who want to ensure that they are part of a firm with a serious commitment to diversity—including but not limited to attorneys, directors of diversity initiatives and human resource professionals — as well as LGBT initiative and affinity group members and members of firm-wide diversity committees.

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A R K G R O U P U S A

Organization

At the Forefront of Diversity:

Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

AMA Executive Conference Center

55 Fourth Street, Second Level San Francisco, California 94103 #415.442.6770

http://www.amaconferencecenters.org/san-francisco.htm

January 20, 2010—— San Francisco, CA

Recommended Nearby Hotels:

San Francisco Marriott Hotel

55 Fourth Street

San Francisco, California 94103

#415.896.1600

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfodt-san-francisco-marriott/

Parc 55 Hotel

55 Cyril Magnin Street

San Francisco, California 94102

#800.697.3103

http://www.parc55hotel.com/

Intercontinental San Francisco

888 Howard Street

San Francisco, California 94103

#415.616.6500

http://www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com/

Grand Hyatt

345 Stockton Street

San Francisco, California 94108

#415.398.1234

http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com/

Located in the San Francisco Marriott Hotel— AMA’s Executive Conference Center is

just minutes from the cable cars, Chinatown, shopping, museums and only 15 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport.

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Directions

San Francisco Executive Conference Center

Located in the San Francisco Marriott Hotel

55 Fourth Street, 2nd Level

San Francisco, CA 94103

The following can be used as a guide for your visit to San Francisco. If you should have any further questions,

please do not hesitate to call us

at 773.281.4275

DIRECTIONS

From the airport:

The San Francisco Executive Conference Center is approximately 15 miles north of

the San Francisco International Airport. Frequent airport buses and vans make the trip in about 30 minutes.

For additional driving directions and maps click here

http://www.mapquest.com/

Parking:

Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel (415-896-1600). Please call the hotel directly for current rate

information. Parking is also available at the Yerba Buena Parking Garage at 5th Street and Mission

Street. Parking at garage now $25 for up to 12 hrs.

TRANSPORTATION

Public Transportation:

Powell Street is the most convenient stop for those using the BART (subway) system and the Muni

Metro.

Airport Transportation:

There is a shuttle available from San Francisco International Airport (Super Shuttle) rate approximately

$17 per person (runs every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to the Marriott Hotel. Taxicabs are also

available at the airports with rates that can range from $35 to $45 plus tip. BART (Bay Area Rapid

Transit) trains now serve the San Francisco International Airport. A trip between the Powell Street Station

and the airport costs approximately $5.35 (a 35 minute ride).

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