2023 Law Firm Leaders' Event

02mar4:00 pm7:00 pm2023 Law Firm Leaders' Event

Event Details

Cost: $25.00 per Person – * Fee Includes 1 Raffle Ticket

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 27

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About the Event:

The Case for Diversity: A Client’s Perspective

Join us for a Q&A discussion with Katina Thornock, Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel and Arun Mistry, Vice President Legal Operations, both from Providence. Katina and Arun will discuss diversity and inclusion from a client’s perspective, including client expectations regarding their counsel’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and their intentional promotion and enhancement of diverse representation among client legal teams. They will also share ideas and resources for how firms can identify and address the issue of diverse representation within their ranks.

We will be holding a silent auction and raffle at the event, with proceeds benefiting Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ACRS is a local organization promoting social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

Raffle prize is a $500 airline gift card! Are you unable to attend but want to purchase raffle tickets? See below to purchase.

Auction and raffle winners to be announced at the event. You need not be present to win.

ALSO! Anyone whose managing partner accompanies them to the event will be entered into the scholarship drawing for the

2023 ALA National Conference in Seattle (May 7-10).

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 27

About the Speakers:

Katina Thornock
Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel

Katina Thornock serves as Vice President, Senior Litigation Counsel for Providence, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the U.S. comprised of over 120,000 caregivers serving in 51 hospitals over 1,000 clinics offering a wide range of health and social services across seven states. Katina is responsible for helping centralize the litigation function and providing key strategic advice and guidance to executives across Providence’s healthcare system. She also serves on the Department of Legal Affairs Leadership Committee.

Prior to joining Providence, Katina served as Director, Managing Corporate Counsel, Litigation at Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington where she led the team responsible for complex commercial, real estate, intellectual property, general liability, and Americans with Disabilities Act litigation on behalf of the enterprise. Katina was a key advisor to internal business units at Starbucks, including Risk Management, Store Development and Global Operations. Prior to joining Starbucks, she gained extensive litigation experience at the Reed McClure and Cozen O’Connor law firms and in the Prosecuting Attorneys Offices of King and Pierce Counties. Katina graduated from the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. She was a 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and currently serves on the boards of Washington Alliance for Better Schools and Seattle Children’s Theatre. She is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and frequently speaks on issues of diversity in the legal profession.

Katina lives in the Seattle area with her husband and three sons. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling (when safe) and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Arun Mistry
Vice President, Legal Operations

Arun Mistry is an accomplished leader in Legal Operations, who currently serves as the Vice President of Legal Operations for Providence, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the U.S. Providence comprises over 120,000 caregivers serving in 51 hospitals and over 1,000 clinics, offering a wide range of health and social services across seven states.

With over 25 years of experience in both in-house and private practice settings, Arun has consistently delivered positive organizational outcomes by developing and executing effective long-term operations strategies. He excels at generating innovative ideas and translating them into successful implementation, while collaborating seamlessly with cross-functional teams to solve complex, high-stakes problems with confidence.

Arun strongly believes that diversity of thought and background is crucial for driving innovation and that creating a sense of belonging is essential for retaining top talent. He has been an active participant on diversity committees and involved in numerous diversity initiatives throughout his career. Prior to joining Providence, Arun was the Chief Operating Officer for Williams Kastner, a Seattle-based law firm.

Are you unable to attend but want to purchase raffle tickets?

$10.00 per ticket or 6 for $50.00

Auction and raffle winners to be announced at the event.

You need not be present to win. 

Deadline to Register: Monday, February 27

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