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Diversity and Inclusion: The Future of Boston Law Firms in a Global Economy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Seaport World Trade Center - 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA


The Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section, in partnership with the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, present "Diversity and Inclusion: The Future of Boston Law Firms in a Global Economy." The keynote speaker will be Marc Firestone, Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Philip Morris International Inc. Managing partners, diversity leaders, and all interested attorneys are invited to attend.


  • Keynote Speaker: Marc S. Firestone, Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, and General Counsel, Philip Morris International
  • Krish Gupta, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation, and member of Board of Directors, ACC-Northeast 
  • Mark D. Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Rachael Rollins , General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Sandra S. Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • Moderator: E. Macey Russell , Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Program Overview:

  • 2:00 p.m.: Introductions - E. Macey Russell
  • 2:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks - Marc Firestone, General Counsel
  • 2:20 p.m.: Discussion Topics
    • How Can Diversity and Inclusion Enhance Deals and Litigation Work for US Lawyers in a Global Economy?  
    • How Diversity Can Raise the Profile of Boston Law Firms Among General Counsels?
    • What is Diversity and Inclusion in 2012? - Why Look Into the Numbers and What Might We Learn?
  • 5:00 p.m.: Reception

There is no charge for this event but registration is required. Register below or contact Susan Helm at or 617-778-1984.

For information on underwriting please contact Heather Leary at or 617-778-1912.

This program is co-sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel - Northeast Chapter Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts , the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys , the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association , Massachusetts Black Woman Attorneys , the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association , the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts .

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Susan Helm


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