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2022 CMCP “In Session”: A Virtual Series to Acquire MCLE Credits and Network by Practice Area

January 20, 2022,9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Earn MCLE Credits and Network by Practice Area.


What’s Ahead in the Legal Industry and What It Means for DEI

In-Session Keynote-v2


January 20, 2022

9:00am – 10:00am


Ralph Allen, Chief Operating Officer,
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Peter Zeughauser, Chair,
Zeughauser Group LLC

Kent Zimmermann, Partner,
Zeughauser Group LLC


Legal Ethics Gameshow


January 20, 2022

10:15am – 11:15am

CA MCLE credit: 1.0 HR Legal Ethics

A lively game show-style session engaging the audience in analyzing hypotheticals involving potential ethical issues for in-house and outside counsel.


Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner,
Jones Day

Tonya Long, Corporate Counsel,

Chaka Patterson, Partner,
Alston & Bird LLP

Nikolas Takacs, Senior Counsel,
Visa, Inc.


Deborah (Debbie) Yoon Jones, Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

Strategies for Sustainable Productivity and Personal Growth






January 20, 2022

12:00pm – 1:00pm

CA MCLE credit: 1.0 HR Competence Issues

Drawing upon neuroscience, spiritual wisdom, and creative practices, this interactive course teaches frameworks and practical techniques to boost emotional and social well-being.

Participants will develop strategies to incorporate the learnings in daily life for emotional regulation, mind/body rejuvenation, and improved relationships with oneself and others.


Beibei Song, Principal,
Song Essinova, LLC

Retaining Attorneys of Color: What Matters More Than Money



January 20, 2022

1:15pm – 2:15pm

CA MCLE credit: 0.75 HR Recognition and Elimination of Bias


Jennifer Peneyra, Director, DEI Project Management,
Silicon Valley Bank

Carita Walker, General Counsel, 
Green Lots

Alexis Yee-Garcia, West Coast Diversity Director,
Sidley Austin LLP


Gavin Masuda, Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

CMCP Counsel Connect

January 20, 2022

2:30pm – 4:30pm

CMCP Counsel Connect creates an opportunity for in-house counsel legal departments and counsel from law firms practicing in the same area of substantive law to meet in small groups to discuss their practice area and examine efforts to drive diversity in the legal sector.

CMCP In Session CLE Registration Pricing:

Law Firm Non-Members: $150

Corporate Non-Member: $100

Counsel Connect Registration Pricing:

Law Firm Members: $100

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact events@cmcp.org with 2 weeks advance notice.


January 20, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Virtual: Zoom Meeting


CMCP | California Minority Counsel Program
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