Live from the Retail Law Conference: Day 1

Our 2019 Retail Law Conference officially opened today, with over 50 general counsel and a record number of legal executives from leading retailers joining us in Nashville. Couldn’t make the trip? We’ll be sharing notable moments and key takeaways from each day – take a look at highlights from day one below!

Conference Kickoff & Welcome Remarks

With our first ever sold-out crowd at the conference, it was a packed house this afternoon as RILA General Counsel and RLC President Deborah White welcomed attendees to Music City and promised an exciting two days networking and education with industry peers.
The Business Imperative for Diverse Legal Perspectives

In a timely and captivating opening keynote, RILA COO Brian Dodge moderated an all-star panel on the role of retail corporate counsel as catalysts for change and the business case for building diversity and inclusion efforts. Panelists included:

  • Caroline Wanga, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Vice President, Human Resources, Target
  • ​James Hanlon, General Counsel & Company Secretary, IKEA
  • Leila Hock, Senior Manager, Legal Department Partnerships & Inclusion Initiatives, Diversity Lab
  • Buffy Mims, Shook Hardy & Bacon
Welcome Reception

The welcome reception was a great opportunity for attendees to reconnect with industry friends, make new connections, and toast to the next few days together in Nashville.
The conference programming will pick up tomorrow – stay tuned for more updates!

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