Porzio's Seventh Annual
Ethics & Eggs CLE Seminar

December 7, 2023

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9:05 a.m. | Organizational Management Issues, Reputational Risks, and Creating a Purposeful Corporate Culture

Not only is it the responsibility of an organization to navigate conventional operational issues, but in today’s unprecedented times, it is also important to do so while avoiding or mitigating reputational risks. This panel will provide practical guidance on how to manage your organization effectively and ethically, and will explore how to foster a purposeful corporate culture that aligns with the company’s mission, values, and goals.

Rachel E. Fairley

Associate, Education and Employment Law

(973) 889-4127

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Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss

Principal, Wealth Preservation and Corporate Law

(973) 889-4278

9:55 a.m. | Tips and Tricks for Using Generative AI to Ethically and Effectively Enhance Your Practice

Generative AI can be a beneficial tool for lawyers, but the use of generative AI comes with risks.  This program will cover the fast-developing world of generative AI, provide practical advice on how it can be used by lawyers to enhance productivity without running afoul of ethical rules and privacy concerns, and guidance on how to avoid its risks.

Jennifer A. Kelliher

Associate, Litigation

(973) 889-4211 

Caitlin M. Nolan

Counsel, Litigation

(646) 348-6724

10:25 a.m. | A Focus on Company Culture: Considerations for Incorporating DE&I into Your CCP

A compliance program is a set of internal policies and procedures that help an organization comply with the law. This program is enforced in order to enhance a company’s operations and revenue, and reduce and remedy any breach that may occur. Now, let’s consider a compliance program for DE&I. Examining DE&I through a compliance lens, our panelists will discuss the elements of an effective compliance structure and the importance of not only implementing DE&I within an organization, but also monitoring these processes and procedures. They will also identify strategies to incorporate DE&I policies and practices, and discuss the benefits of compliance and diversity for reputation and organizational performance.

Phoebe T. Clewley

Associate, Life Sciences Regulatory and Compliance

(508) 439-6541

Bisma Muhammed

Associate, Life Sciences Regulatory and Compliance

(973) 889-4310

11:05 a.m. | Practical Steps for Improving Your Organization's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Initiatives

Legal management teams recognize that DEIB matters to the health and success of their firms, companies, and client relationships.  However, transitioning from good intentions and great ideas to measurable results is a time-consuming and sometimes difficult process that requires strategic planning and diligent execution.  Join us for a thoughtful discussion regarding immediate and practical steps that will help your organization progress in the right direction while staying focused on the goal.  Our panelists also will share their insights on the Mansfield Certification process and developing the “right” mix of internal policies and trainings.

Diane Fleming Averell

Principal, Litigation

(973) 889-4150

Lisa N. Brown

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(973) 889-4008

Raquel R. Rivera

Counsel, Litigation

(973) 889-4322

CLE Credit

1.6 NJ Ethics and 1.6 NJ DIEB Credits – 1.5 NY Ethics and 1.5 NY DIEB Credits through NY’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.2 qualify as hours of total credit for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility, of which 1.6 qualify as hours of credit for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias (BCLE Reg. 302:1).