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Leadership Lessons from the In-House Perspective
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When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Where: IDS Center, 50th Floor Ballroom
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Hannah Zuercher

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*Please note: Registration for this event is now full. A wait-list is now available. Please contact Hannah Zuercher ( to be added. MWL will contact you ONLY if space is made available. 

The NEW MWL In-House Counsel Affinity Group Presents:
Leadership Lessons from the In-House Perspective

Please join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, when Minnesota Women Lawyers and DLA Piper will  present "Leadership Lessons from the In-House Perspective," at the IDS Center, 50th Floor Ballroom. 

MWL and DLA Piper are honored to welcome an esteemed panel of in-house counsel leaders:

Lola Velazquez-Aguilu – Assistant US Attorney, White Collar and Public Corruption Division

Laura Bednarski – Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, US Bank

Karla Robertson – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Pentair plc

Karen Wilson Thissen – Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ameriprise Financial

Moderator: Poonam Kumar, DLA Piper

Our panelists will share their paths to leadership success in a range of in-house settings.  Additional discussion topics will include:


           ·Tips for career advancement

           ·How to facilitate strong client/outside counsel relationships

           ·Why and how to build strong professional relationships and networks


A networking reception will follow the panel presentation, allowing attendees to continue the conversation among colleagues and friends. Refreshments will be provided.


This event is free and open to all MWL members and the greater legal community. 

Event Schedule:        4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Panel Presentation
                                    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Networking Reception

CLE Credit:              1.0 Standard CLE Credit- Approved. CLE Code: 254324

RSVP:                       Please register by Friday, March 23, 2018. 

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to announce the formation of the "MWL In-House Counsel Affinity Group." As MWL introduces this new group, the March 27th  "Leadership Lessons" panel and networking event will provide an opportunity for MWL members and guests to learn more about the MWL In-House Counsel Affinity Group, upcoming gatherings, and how they can participate. 


MWL Affinity Groups consist of members who form a group, consistent with MWL’s mission, to advance a common interest (legal or non-legal), professional goal, or with the intent to network and promote collegiality.  Affinity Groups often 1) promote further satisfaction in the practice of law; 2) provide individual professional development opportunities; 3) promote the sharing of resources and the exchange of ideas; and 4) emphasize networking, connection, community and relationship building.  For more information, contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (


MWL extends a special thanks to our generous event co-host, DLA Piper.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning the firm to help clients with their legal needs around the world.


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