Teela Smith moderated a panel entitled "How Pre-Seed and Seed Founders are Approaching Business During the Pandemic" hosted by Early Growth Financial Services. Panelists included David Chan, CEO, IntelleXt, Breanna Tomasello, CEO & Founder, Luv Snacks Inc., Sven Brunner, CEO & Founder, holo|one, and Phil Wennker, Co-Founder, Mnemonic AI. Topics of discussion included questions such as how the pandemic affected business plans, business pivots, and financing.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel entitled "Evaluating 'Left Out and Left Behind': Panel discussion regarding the new report on women of color attorneys from ABA Commission on Women in the Profession" featuring panelists Bethanie Barnes of Slack Technologies, Suzette Barnes of Orrick, Chambord Benton-Hayes of Ogletree Deakins, Paulette Brown of Locke Lord, Eileen Letts of Zuber, Lawler, and del Duca, and Destiny Peery of the Red Bee Group. This panel was sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative, Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California, and the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel entitled "Avoiding Trial: Benefits of Moving for Summary Judgment & Alternative Dispute Resolution" featuring panelists Marie Jonas of Folger Levin LLP, Aaron Gothelf of American Arbitration Association, and Hon. Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court. Panelists discussed practical skills for bringing or opposing summary judgment, delivering persuasive moving arguments during summary judgment, and resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration.