Speaking Engagement

Soft Skills: Building Relationships (Allies), Performance Reviews, and Driving Change in Your Law Firm

ABA 2022 Professional Success Summit

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Los Angeles, CA

Blank Rome partner Natalie Alameddine will serve as a panelist at the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Litigation Section’s 2022 Professional Success Summit, being held October 26 through 28, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Natalie’s session, “Soft Skills: Building Relationships (Allies), Performance Reviews, and Driving Change in Your Law Firm,” takes place on Thursday, October 27, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.


Long-term career success requires more than technical and substantive legal expertise. It requires soft skills and allies to navigate challenges that are unique to diverse attorneys. Hear from seasoned attorneys about why relationship building, self-advocacy, and other soft skills will enhance your prospects for client development, leadership in the profession, and employment opportunities. Learn how to identify and cultivate allies and learn how to be an effective ally.


  • Moderator: Daniel W. Van Horn, Butler Snow, Memphis, TN
  • Natalie Alameddine, Blank Rome, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hon. Perry Gadson William, Chancery Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District of Tennessee, Memphis, TN


The Professional Success Summit is a prestigious CLE event dedicated to maximizing the potential of litigators from racial and ethnic backgrounds who have been traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. The Summit will offer attendees the tools and skills necessary to reach the pinnacle of success in their legal careers. Over the years this conference has gained a reputation for superb programming, engaging and insightful speakers, and a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

Blank Rome is pleased to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Summit.

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