The Council of Urban Professionals 

Along With The  
Invite You to Join Us at Our
 4th Annual Lawyers Forum




Preet Bharara

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York


About the U.S. Attorney:

On May 15, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Preet Bharara to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Bharara’s nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009, and he was sworn in on August 13, 2009. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bharara oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York, which encompasses New York, Bronx, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Sullivan counties. He supervises an office of more than 210 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handle a high volume of cases that involve domestic and international terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. Mr. Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government in 1990, and from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 1993, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review. Click here to read more about Preet Bharara.




Michele Coleman Mayes

Vice President and General Counsel

The New York Public Library 


About Michele Coleman Mayes:
Michele Coleman Mayes is vice president, general counsel and secretary for The New York Public Library (“NYPL”) and a member of the senior management group. Mayes is responsible for guiding NYPL’s legal strategy to enable NYPL to achieve its mission. She joined NYPL in August 2012. Mayes brings extensive legal, corporate and government experience to NYPL. From 1976 through 1982, she served in the United States Department of Justice as Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit and Brooklyn, eventually assuming the role of Chief of the Civil Division in Detroit. In 1982, Mayes entered the corporate sector as managing attorney of Burroughs Corporation. As Burroughs and Sperry Corporation merged, creating Unisys Corporation, she was appointed staff vice president and associate general counsel for Worldwide Litigation. In 1992, she joined Colgate-Palmolive Company as vice president and associate general counsel U.S. In 1993, she was promoted to vice president of Human Resources and Legal for North America and ultimately became vice president, legal and assistant secretary, and elected a corporate officer. In 2003, she joined Pitney Bowes as senior vice president and general counsel. In 2007 she assumed the role of executive vice president and general counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, a position she held until joining NYPL. Click here to read more about Michele Coleman Mayes.

Teri Plummer McClure

Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer


About Teri Plummer McClure:
Teri Plummer McClure serves as the company’s chief legal, communications and compliance officer. In this role, she oversees all UPS ethics and compliance, audit and legal initiatives in more than 220 countries and territories where the company does business. Teri leads UPS worldwide public affairs and government relations efforts advocating increased global trade, stronger business competitiveness, and improved economic growth worldwide, as well as many other public policies. She also leads the global communications and brand management function at UPS, one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world. She advises and supports the UPS Board of Directors and is a member of the Company’s Management Committee, a team responsible for setting strategy and profit and operating plans for the company’s worldwide operations. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Teri received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. She began her legal career in private practice focusing on labor and employment-related civil litigation and prior to joining UPS, practiced with the Troutman Sanders law firm in Atlanta. Click hereto read more about Teri Plummer McClure.
Paul M. Barrett
Assistant Managing Editor & Senior Writer
Bloomberg Businessweek


About Paul M. Barrett:
Paul M. Barrett is an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, a position he assumed in September 2005. He is responsible for writing cover articles on subjects ranging from the energy industry to national politics to the gun business. Prior to joining Bloomberg Businessweek, Barrett was an editor and legal affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal. At various times, he held the positions of Supreme Court correspondent, Page One special projects editor, and Page One news editor at the Journal. Prior to that, he was a staff writer and editor for Washington Monthly. Barrett is the author, most recently, of GLOCK: The Rise of America’s Gun(2012), a New York Times bestseller. His earlier books are American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, which was named to Best Books of 2007 lists by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and Publishers Weekly, and The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America (1999). Click here to read more about Paul Barrett.



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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Law Professionals at the Partner, General Counsel,  
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Bryant Rabbino LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


BNY Mellon

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

National Bar Association
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