Build Your Leadership Skills & Go Farther in Your Career
NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program is the chance to challenge yourself and advance in your career. Learn from your strengths and weaknesses, build relationships with your peers and grow as a leader during this year-long experiential program.
Who are we looking for?
All NAPABA members are encouraged to apply, although the selection committee will focus on the following criteria this year:
Law firm candidates: this year’s program will prefer candidates with between six and 10 years of experience
In-house candidates: preference for a minimum of three to four years of IHC experience, with six to 10 years of overall practice experience
Not sure about whether the program is right for you?
On October 16, AABANY co-sponsored an information session on going in-house at AmEx. The event began with a panel discussion moderated by In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair Grace Fu that engaged in a lighthearted and candid discussion about what it is like to work in-house at AmEx. The panelists, which included AmEx General Counsel Laureen Seeger and Senior Counsel Ming-Hsuan Elders, discussed the various types of matters handled by the company’s legal department and shared their personal experiences to shed light on the company’s culture. The panelists also discussed issues like diversity and steps the company is taking to make the legal field more inclusive for minorities. After the panel concluded, attorneys in attendance were matched with Hiring Leaders at AmEx and given the opportunity to mingle and engage in a more personalized one-to-one discussion.
We thank AmEx’s General Counsel Organization’s Diversity Committee and in particular Cindy Huang, IP Counsel at AmEx, and John Parauda, Managing Counsel at AmEx, for working with AABANY to make this event possible. We thank all the attendees who came and hope that many good and helpful connections were made during the event.
In-House Attorneys serve dual roles in that they act as both attorneys for their respective companies, as well as clients in working with outside counsel. As such in-house attorneys have added responsibilities to keenly understand ethical issues both as attorneys and clients. Seasoned panelists will consider and discuss issues such as who the client is, escalating potential issues/violations, and attorney client privilege/work product from both in-house and outside counsel perspectives.
An-Ping Hsieh, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hubbell Incorporated
Edward S. Cheng, Esq., Partner, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Jung Choi, Esq., Senior Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Clara Ohr, Esq., Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, LUKOIL Pan Americas, LLC
The application period is now OPEN for the Credit Suisse 2014 PALS Summer Associate Program and will conclude onFriday, January 10, 2014
The Credit Suisse General Counsel Division offers a paid 10 week Summer Associate program geared toward law students who have completed their first year of law school and are interested in gaining “in-house” exposure within the Financial Services Industry. Credit Suisse is interested in recruiting students from PALS.
This program is being offered through the Credit Suisse General Counsel Americas Diversity Committee, which seeks to promote diversity among legal and compliance professionals. Credit Suisse seeks to hire applicants with a diverse range of geographic, socio-economic, and experience backgrounds.
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APPLICATION for further information. The application period is now OPEN and will conclude onFriday, January 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm. Applications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply early.
Should you have any questions regarding the fellowship, please email the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Brown Donaldson, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org