Managing Partners Forum

The Managing Partner Idea Exchanges were the best part of the day. I very much appreciate the opportunity to participate and will be here again in the future.

R. Bradley Carr, Esq.
Andersen Tate Mahaffey & McGarity - Lawrenceville, GA

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Welcoming Remarks

John Remsen, Jr. - President and CEO, The Managing Partner Forum

State of Women in the Legal Profession
The legal profession continues to make strides advancing women and minorities into leadership positions within law firms and their communities. Yet, there is significant progress still to be made. We will begin with an overview of our goals for the women’s MPF Conference, a review of current statistics about women in law firm leadership, and an overview of registrant survey results.

Jennifer Johnson - CEO and Founder, Calibrate Legal
Sheila Murphy - President, Focus Forward Consulting LLC


Latest Trends in Law Firm Firm Marketing and Business Development

Jennifer Johnson - Chief Executive Officer, Calibrate Legal (Moderator)
Brenda Plowman - Chief Marketing Officer, Fasken
Kathryn Whitaker - Chief Marketing Officer, Burr & Forman


The Leadership vs Management Paradigm:
Learning When and How to Shift

Debbie Foster - Managing Partner, Affinity Consulting Group
Rhonda Joy McLean, Esq. - President & Chief Executive Officer, RJMLEADS LLC


Law Firm Culture:
Reflecting Your Internal Values to Attract and Retain Clients and Talent

Marcie Borgal Shunk - Founder and President, The Tilt Institute (Moderator)
Stephanie D. Loughner, Esq. - Management Committee Member, Moye White
Tiffany F. Southerland, JD - Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Troutman Pepper
M. Victoria Taylor, Esq. - Director, Diversity and Development, Womble Bond Dickinson


Women Helping Women: A Conversation Amongst Peers
Women firm leaders have reached the highest levels of success in their firms, professional organizations, local communities and in the legal profession. What does it take to achieve this level of success? Our conversation will uncover the commitments and sacrifices women have made to get to the top. Is it worth it all?

Sheila Murphy - President, Focus Forward Consulting LLC (Moderator)
Alexandra Bodnar, Esq. - Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
Lisa Ramsay Cole, Esq. - President and Managing Shareholder, Lewis Thomason
Joan M. Fortin, Esq. - Chief Executive Officer, Bernstein Shur
Hollie Loiseau, Esq. - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, KServicing


Closing Remarks
We will wrap up the Conference with a recap of lessons learned and MPF recommended resources.

Jennifer Johnson - CEO and Founder, Calibrate Legal
Sheila Murphy - President, Focus Forward Consulting LLC