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Business Law Section 2023 Spring Meeting: Leadership in Business

Business Law Section 2023 Spring Meeting: Leadership in Business


Developing Leaders from Within

There is great benefit to developing leaders from within your organization. By looking for leaders within as opposed to bringing in people from the outside, businesses foster greater employee engagement, increases employee performance, and improves retention rates. In doing so, the business benefits from continued historical knowledge of the business, its decisions, and its mistakes, providing for greater efficiencies and effectiveness, and, ultimately, success. The Speakers talk about best tactics for internal leadership development within law firm, private company and public sector perspectives.

Leading in Non-profit and For-profit Environments: Differences and Similarities

Because of the difference in mission, although leaders effective in a for profit setting may be able to leverage their skills and tactics to lead in a non-profit setting, those skills and tactics may need to be tweaked, and vice versa. Similarly, leading in one setting may require certain additional or different skills when seeking to lead in the other. The speakers, having lead in both environments, will describe which skills are interchangeable in both environments, which are similar but require adjusting to apply in one versus the other, and which are unique to the setting in which they are leading.

Leading in Remote and Hybrid Environments

The face of business has changed since 2020 as more businesses are operating in hybrid and remote environment. Remote and hybrid working environments pose challenges, including difficulty with effective communication, lack of team building with the absence of face-to-face meetings and trainings (as well as the occasional “water-cooler encounter”), and work-life balance issues. The speakers discuss best practices for leading in these environments, addressing what works as well as what does not.


Sheila Murphy, President, CEO and General Counsel, Focus Forward Consulting LLC, New York, NY

Joseph Landau, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Fordham University, New York, NY

Jeanine Conley Daves, Office Managing Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C., New York, NY

Emma Crystal, Chief Sustainability Officer, Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland

Lynn M. Van Male, PhD, CTM,, Director, Workplace Violence Prevention Program, U.S. Veterans Health Administration, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Jeffrey Parker, Leadership Development Program Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 2 NY/NJ, Tarrytown, NY

Paul Radvany, Clinical Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

Stephen Younger, Nixon Peabody, New York, NY

Sean Flynn, Head of Private Markets and Strategic Partnerships, Carne Group, New York, NY

David Meister, Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY

Leslie Davis, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Inc., Chicago, IL

Anahaita Kotval, Chief Executive Officer, Lifting Up Westchester, White Plains, NY

Linda Schechter Manley, Chief Legal Officer, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., New Rochelle, NY

Hon. Margaret Chan, Supreme Court Justice, NY County- Commercial Division, New York, NY

Suzie Scanlon, Founder, SRD Legal Group PLLC, New York, NY

Section Member Price: $60.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $125.00
Published Date:
  • April 24, 2023
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VMU11
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.0