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Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Programs 2024


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  • Start Date:2024-08-30 09:00:00
  • End Date:2024-08-30 10:00:00
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  • Level:Basic
  • Topics:Ethics

$79.00 ["ProPass"]

This program is eligible for 1 hour of CLE ethics credit in 60-minute states. In 50-minute states, this program is eligible for 1.2 hours of CLE ethics credit. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Overview

DEI is under legal attack in a wide variety of programs meant to provide access and opportunities for success for historically underrepresented communities. 

In June 2023, the Supreme Court effectively ended race-based affirmative action in higher education in the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) case. On the heels of that decision, workplace DEI efforts are now being questioned and challenged. 

Faced with a messy legal landscape, law firms and legal departments are treading cautiously. The big question coming from both internal and external channels: is it now necessary to modify diversity programs to provide protection against legal scrutiny?

Join an engaging panel discussion that will provide an overview and guidance on various challenges to DEI impacting:

  • Policies and practices in law firms and legal departments 
  • Policies and practices in advising clients affected by these issues

Co-sponsored with the PBA Large Law Firm and In-House Counsel Committees.

Faculty

Ade Galloway

Ade B. Galloway is Prometric’s Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs. A seasoned attorney, Mr. Galloway has been successful in implementing strategic business and legal initiatives, and providing practical and effective legal support that aligns to organizations’ business and financial objectives. As the company’s chief legal officer and Corporate Secretary, he oversees all legal matters of the company. Prior to joining Prometric, Mr. Galloway served as Vice President, Operations Counsel with Clear Channel Outdoor, where he led the strategic and day-to-day legal operations within the airports division, and the New York, NY and Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD outdoor advertising markets. Before joining Clear Channel Outdoor in 2014, Mr. Galloway was a Corporate Finance & Technology Associate at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC in Philadelphia, PA where he engaged in the diverse mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing, and transactional practice. An active member in a variety of civic organizations, Mr. Galloway has served in various executive leadership positions within the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia as well as being a former Board Member of the Senior Law Center located in Philadelphia. Mr. Galloway holds a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance from East Carolina University.

Danielle Banks, Esq.

Ms. Banks is a Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, in Philadelphia. She devotes a significant amount of her practice to defending employers against employment discrimination claims, including claims brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Ms. Banks also defends governmental entities against Section 1983 claims, represents businesses in housing and mortgage discrimination claims, and has represented defendants in products liability actions, including pharmaceutical and asbestos litigation. Ms. Banks also handles matters on behalf of religious institutions, and has extensive knowledge of First Amendment subject matter jurisdiction challenges, and application of the ministerial exception to Title VII in employment matters involving religious institutions. She is the immediate past chair of Stradley Ronon’s diversity committee and served on the firm’s hiring committee for a two-year term. Ms. Banks is chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee and previously served on the board of governors. She also has served as chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award Committee (2011-2012) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Ms. Banks serves as president of the board of directors of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse and is the immediate past co-president of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group.

Danielle Mundekis SHRM-CP

Danielle Mundekis relocated from her hometown of NYC to Pittsburgh in 2013. In addition to speaking, training and consulting for organizations across the northeast with regard to their culture of inclusion, Danielle is the Employee Relations & Inclusion Manager for Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott where she is responsible for the diversity, equity and inclusion programming and implementation across the firm’s nationwide offices. Danielle is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Pennsylvania SHRM State Council and serves as co-chair of the committee for Diversity & Inclusion for the Allegheny County Bar Association.


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