This event took place on March 29-30, 2021.

The Professional Success Summit is the ABA Litigation Section’s biennial conference dedicated to maximizing the potential of litigators from racial and ethnic backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. The Summit provides opportunities for lawyers of color to see, hear, and meet attorneys, distinguished judges, and leading in-house and outside counsel. Further, attendees have access to CLE and business development programs and a variety of interactive networking opportunities.

During this year's Summit, Daniel Attaway took part in a panel discussion on “Not Just for Show: Meaningfully and Substantively Diversifying Your Trial Team to WIN”. Meaningfully diversifying a trial team (or any team, really) means building a team of varying races, genders, ages, outside/local counsel, and experience to bring to the table a diverse range of viewpoints, focus, and skill sets. Panelists discussed the benefits of diversification, global strategies for how to do it, and advice about how to get the experience you need to earn a seat at the table. Allison Ng of Greenberg Traurig joined Attaway in the discussion, which was moderated by Young Conaway’s Pilar Kraman.

Sonny Haynes moderated a discussion on “Mastering the Art of Evaluation”. Grit and resiliency are a must to make it in a legal career. But just as important is your ability to adapt and change as the legal market and your clients adapt and change. This presentation focused on how continual growth, flexibility, and openness to new things can, and will, lead to the success and longevity of your legal career. Haynes was joined by Microsoft’s Charlie Bingham and Dekalb County (Ga.) Law Department Attorney Omari Crawford.


*This event was not hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. We encourage all of our attorneys to be actively involved in outside organizations as both leaders and presenters. Our attorneys served as presenters at this event. Any registration fee for this event was set by the outside organization and not by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.