Partners Elaine Horn, Deneen Howell, and Krystal Durham recently spoke on panels at the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Annual Conference, which aims to build community and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. General counsel and their legal teams regularly attend the annual conference to learn from DEI change makers, industry leaders, the bench, corporate and legal executives, law firm partners and legal experts, who share their expertise, informed perspective and insightful takeaways.
Elaine participated on the “Employment Law Trends 2023” panel which covered recent developments in the areas of hybrid/remote work policies, pay transparency, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions effecting DEI initiatives. Elaine serves as Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Employment Litigation and Counseling practice group, and represents clients in a broad range of complex civil and commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis in the areas of employment disputes, products liability, and commercial contracts. Her trial experience includes the representation of both defendants and plaintiffs in federal and state court, bankruptcy court, and arbitrations.
Deneen joined speakers on the panel “Executive Compensation: 10 Strategies To Increase Your Salary.” Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Transactions and Business Counseling and Employment Counseling practice groups, Deneen is a highly skilled negotiator adept at guiding her clients to achieve what they’re worth and obtain the flexibility they need to meet their goals. Her practice includes helping authors secure book deals; advising former government officials, senior executives, public speakers, broadcasters and journalists in their professional pursuits; and counseling privately held businesses and non-profit organizations in employment and publishing-related matters.
Krystal joined the panel “How To Vocalize Your Needs To Grow and How To Ask For and Receive Feedback.” Krystal focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, white collar defense and investigations, criminal defense, and professional liability matters. She has represented corporations, professional firms, and individuals in disputes spanning a wide variety of issues including professional malpractice, breach of contract, defamation, antitrust, employment, and First Amendment disputes. Her trial experience includes the representation of both defendants and plaintiffs in federal and state court and arbitrations.