Pitch Session Program – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
NAPABA 8th Annual Pitch Sessions
Application Deadline | Oct. 14, 2016
Law firm applications for the 2016 Pitch Sessions are now available!
The 8th Annual Pitch Sessions bring together in-house counsel and attorneys from NAPABA’s Premier, Diamond, Jade, Platinum, and Gold-level sponsor firms, and solo and small firms practitioners, including those owned by women and minorities. Each session brings a unique opportunity for in-house counsel to meet one-on-one with well qualified attorneys from an array of practice areas, all of whom have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and NAPABA. Numerous business development pitches have successfully taken place over the years. Last year, in-house counsel from various Fortune 500 companies, including Target, NBC Universal, and Microsoft, participated in the Pitch Sessions. The Pitch Sessions will take place at the 2016 NAPABA Convention from Nov. 3-6 in San Diego.
Law Firm Participant Eligibility
- Participants must be from a Premier, Diamond, Jade, Platinum or Gold-level sponsor firm OR from firms with 25 or less attorneys. Please email Priya Purandare at [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring or upgrading your current level of sponsorship.
- Solo and small firm practitioners (attorneys who work at law firms with 25 or less attorneys) must be individual Platinum level members of NAPABA (annual membership contribution of $500). Log in to your member profile to check your membership status or become a Platinum member by joining today!
- Participants must be registered for the 2016 NAPABA Convention.
Although we encourage every in-house counsel participant in the Pitch Sessions program to meet with at least one eligible law firm participant based on their outside counsel needs, meetings with in-house counsel are not guaranteed. Participation in the program is based on in-house counsel selection of interested attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the pitch sessions take place and in what format?
In-house counsel and firm attorneys can determine the date, time, and length of the pitch sessions as long as it takes place on-site during the 2016 NAPABA Convention. Law firms may conduct the pitch with one person or a team from the firm dependent on your preference.
Is this a practice pitch?
No, in-house counsel will not view the pitch sessions as practice.
Will each in-house counsel have work to give out?
No. Because it is difficult for in-house counsel to predict their work needs, they are not required to have work to give out during the Pitch Sessions. But they will have full discretion to engage (or strongly recommend) outside law firms as needed.