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Inaugural Black Alumni Workshop


Thursday, February 17, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Complimentary Webinar

Questions or to register for this webinar, please contact Maricela Alfonso.

By invitation only.

Sheppard Mullin’s Black Attorney Group is excited to announce its first alumni event geared toward Sheppard Mullin’s Black attorney alumni, in celebration of Black History Month.

Jill Dessalines, executive coach and former SVP and Assistant General Counsel for McKesson, will present an interactive virtual workshop exploring what defines success in various legal environments. Participants will discuss the definition of success across four categories: relationship, legal, economic and reputational. The 90-minute program will include small group breakouts and is an opportunity to develop new skills, network with attorneys, and learn more about how to stay engaged with Sheppard Mullin.

About Jill Dessalines

Jill Dessalines is the founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers, a consulting service providing strategic advice, business development coaching and career counseling for law firm and corporate lawyers. Ms. Dessalines has been practicing law for 35 years and is a former Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of a Fortune 7 corporation. As a recognized and respected master litigation strategist and risk mitigation specialist in high stakes litigation, Ms. Dessalines skillfully managed outside counsel and successfully resolved multi-billion-dollar privacy, mass tort, intellectual property, complex commercial litigation and class action matters for 17 years before founding Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers. Ms. Dessalines rose through the ranks of a large corporate law department, managed and trained attorneys, created outside counsel management policy and conducted outside counsel training. Active in the community and the recipient of numerous professional awards and distinctions, Ms. Dessalines was named one of California’s Top 10 In-House Counsel by the Daily Journal.

For more info on in-house career opportunities, alumni directory, and other alumni resources, check out our alumni site here

We look forward to catching up virtually and renewing friendships.

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