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Corporate Counsel Conference





The 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference marks the exciting launch of the HNBA Business Development Institute, whichaims to improve diversity, retention and advancement of Latino/a attorneys in the legal profession by:

  • Providing for enhanced professional career development strategies for corporate counsel.
  • Substantive programming and facilitated access to build relationships between corporate counsel and their clients, as well as corporate counsel and outside counsel.

Corporate Director Professionalism Training
Wednesday, March 18, 8 am-5 pm

Registration for this training is now closed. E-mail to be placed on the wait-list.

In partnership with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the HNBA is launching a corporate board development program during the 2015 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in San Antonio, TX. This one day, high-level training will focus on the complex oversight challenges that boards face, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, financial competency, executive compensation, communication strategies and the demand for greater transparency.

Business Development CLEs
Thursday, March 19

Business and professional development focused on both in-house counsel and outside counsel. In-house counsel offerings include opportunities to transition to corporate legal departments, managing corporate and legal risk, strategies for the path to the c-suite, working with corporate recruiters, negotiating compensation packages, tactics for successful senior management communication, creating legal risk analyses for clients and identifying opportunities to expand in-house work portfolio. Outside counsel offerings include successful business development strategies, alternative fee arrangements and mock-interviews with select corporate counsel to perfect outside counsel pitches.

Business Development Institute – Mock Interview Pods
Thursday, March 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This BDI practice session will allow attorneys to practice pitching their firms’ services to corporate counsel and senior law-firm lawyers. It will build relationships between the firms and the legal departments, and build the “pitch skills” of the attorney. We will solicit volunteers to serve as pod “coaches” and participants via email. Once registration is complete we will match the “coaches” and participants in pods of three-four teams.

4th Annual Speed Networking and Corporate Connection Program
Friday, March 20, 2:45-4:45 pm

The Speed Networking and Corporate Connections Program is one of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s signature professional and business development initiatives. In accordance with our mission, to enrich and diversify the legal profession, the Program is designed to promote meaningful business relationships between America’s leading corporate law departments and HNBA attorney members.

This focused and intimate networking opportunity allows in-house counsel and government agencies with hiring authority to identify outside counsel in practice areas where the legal department has an identified need. Additionally, law departments use the Program as a recruiting tool for internal placement opportunities.

The first hour consists of one-on-one meetings (20 minutes each) between legal departments and their selected participants. The second hour consists of a networking reception that is open to all Program participants. Applicants who are not selected for an interview slot are invited and encouraged to participate in the networking reception.

Interested applicants (seeking in-house or outside counsel employment) must:

  • Be active HNBA members;
  • The applicant’s law firm’s level of support for the HNBA and its mission must be at the Amigo level or higher (unless applicant is seeking employment as in-house counsel or with a government agency);
  • Complete and return required questionnaires.

2015 Attorney Questionnaire (In-House Counsel and Government Employment)

2015 Law Firm Questionnaire (Outside Counsel)

*Please send materials to Mariana D. Bravo, HNBA Region V President, no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, February 23, 2015. All selected applicants will be notified on or about Tuesday, March 10, 2015.


The 2015 Annual Convention will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, along Boston’s scenic inner harbor.

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210
ph: 637-532-4600
Visit the hotel’s website here.

  • Reservation Cut-off Deadline:August 3, 2015
  • HNBA Group Rate: $189(rate includes internet access)
  • HNBA Student Rate: $145(rate includes internet access)

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
T:(617) 523-4600
View hotel’s website here.

  • Reservation Cut-off Deadline:February 25, 2015
  • HNBA Group Rate: $209 (rate includes internet access)