Jones Day's 2019 Speaker Series: Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

Jones Day
500 Grant Street, Suite 4500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CLE Program

Please join us for a timely discussion of corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives focused on recruitment, retention, and promotion. We will explore ways that corporations, including their legal departments, can implement D&I initiatives to bring about a more diverse workforce while mitigating potential legal risks.

You will learn details about diversity recruiting, employee affinity groups, and mentorship/sponsorship programs within the corporate legal context. Our discussion will include a summary of the primary employment laws governing these programs, along with legal risks and trends, and will explore recent reverse-discrimination litigation and issues related to quotas, targets, and affirmative action.


Martin (Marty) L. Schmelkin
Partner, Labor & Employment Practice (New York)

Marty Schmelkin served as in-house employment counsel for 15 years at a leading global financial institution, an experience that provided him with the practical, business-oriented perspective he brings to his practice at Jones Day. Marty represents employers in all aspects of employment law.


This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of ethics credit by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. This program has also been approved for 1.00 hour of Elimination of Bias credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias credit (nontransitional credit only) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a Pennsylvania CLE Board accredited provider, a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, and an accredited provider in New York. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.

To reserve your spot, please fill out the registration form, and if you have any questions, please contact Molly Henry at

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