Speaking Engagement

Ethical Considerations in the Diversity and Inclusion Space

11th Law of Shale Plays Conference

Live Webcast

Blank Rome Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sophia Lee will serve as a panelist at the 11th Law of Shale Plays Conference, being presented by the Institute for Energy Law and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation as a virtual, online event on September 9 and 10, 2020.

Sophia’s panel, “Ethical Considerations in the Diversity and Inclusion Space,” will take place Thursday, September 10, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. EDT and the panelists will address the crossroads of ethics and diversity and ethical responsibilities as members of the bar, considering hypothetical scenarios that explore existing rules of professional conduct and how those rules relate to diversity. The panel will also discuss ways to advance diversity, and the ethical reasons why such programs should be the norm, and not the exception. In addition to Sophia, the panel will include:

  • Moderator: Alan Rosenthal, Senior Counsel, Chevron
  • Karim A. Ali
  • Michelle N. Lipkowitz
  • Krista-Ann M. Staley

Their session will immediately be followed by “Diversity Forum—An Interactive Conversation Regarding Diversity in the Legal Profession,” which will close out the program.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.