On Thursday, August 13, 2015, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s (MBBA) Labor & Employment Law Committee, the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s (AABANY) Labor & Employment Law Committee and the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Labor & Employment Law Section sponsored a joint “Networking Your Brand” program at the New York City office of Morgan Lewis.

The panelists shared their perspectives on branding and how they established a brand in their legal practice.  They also provided practical advice to attorneys looking to expand their brand for career promotion and business development reasons.  During the question and answer session, the panelists offered feedback on how to respond to setbacks while developing a brand.  They shared their experiences drawn from their diverse legal backgrounds in the private and public sector, as well as in their positions as corporate counsel or independent arbitrators.  The panelists included the following attorneys:

·         Sheila S. Boston, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP

·         Theodore K. Cheng, Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP and Independent Arbitrator/Mediator

·         Thomas Giovanni, Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Government Policy for the New York City Law Department

·         Sonya D. Johnson, Senior Counsel, National Grid USA

·         Rosemary A. Townley, Arbitrator

The joint program was moderated by Tanya N. Blocker, Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department and Chair of MBBA’s Labor & Employment Law Committee and William H. Ng, Associate, Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Co-Chair of AABANY’s Labor & Employment Law Committee.  More than fifty attorneys and individuals working in the legal industry attended the program.  After the program, the attendees networked with the panelists and enjoyed a reception with food and drinks provided by our host Morgan Lewis.

MBBA, AABANY and NYSBA would like to thank our host Morgan Lewis for their generosity and support of our joint bar association program.