(Webcast) Not-for-Profit Law Institute 2021: Nonprofits Meet the Moment – Legal Issues in Responding to COVID-19 and Calls for Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:
Nishka Chandrasoma
General Counsel
Ford Foundation

Program Co-Chair:
Jacqueline D. Ewenstein
Ewenstein & Roth LLP

Program Co-Chair:
David G. Samuels
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

Program Co-Chair:
Amarah Sedreddine
Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP

  • This year’s annual institute focuses on some of the important legal issues confronting the nonprofit and philanthropic world in these unique and difficult times. It will include a keynote address by the general counsel of the path-breaking Ford Foundation, a panel presentation on various perspectives in implementing an effective and legally compliant DEI program, and a discussion of the legal framework and practical considerations in conducting membership and board meetings, programs and other nonprofit offerings remotely.  It will also include a panel discussion on the legal, practical, and regulatory issues relating to nonprofit strategic alliances, as nonprofits consider more efficient and cost-effective ways to work together or restructure in the changing and challenging landscape facing nonprofits.

    Who Should Attend: This half-day program is intended to serve both in-house and outside counsel with a well-developed background in nonprofit law, but it will also be a useful and informative session for nonprofit managers as well as lawyers who are newer to the field and seek to enhance their practice in the nonprofit sector or their participation on nonprofit boards.

    Program Fee:
    $299 for Members | $399 for Nonmembers
    Government/Nonprofit/Academic/Judiciary: $99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $99 for Members

  • Michele L. Abeles
    Assistant Attorney General
    Charities Bureau
    New York State Attorney General

    Laura E. Butzel
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Jessica L. Cavagnero
    Partner, SeaChange Capital Partners

    Jocelyn Cuttino
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

    Kai Falkenberg
    Board President
    The Jewish Week Media Group

    Tara Herman
    Associate General Counsel
    Girl Scouts of the USA

    Katherine C. Hughes
    Pro Bono Attorney
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

    Adair Iacono
    General Counsel
    Vera Institute of Justice

    Lauren Ezrol Klein
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

    Jill L. Rosenberg


  • 12:30 pm – 12:35 pm
    Jackie Ewenstein, Amarah Sedreddine

    12:35 pm – 1:05 pm
    Keynote Speech
    Nishka Chandrasoma

    1:05 pm – 1:55 pm
    Implementing an Effective and Legally Compliant DEI Program
    Jocelyn Cuttino, Adair Iacono, Jill Rosenberg, Amarah Sedreddine

    1:55 pm – 2:10 pm

    2:10 pm – 3:00 pm
    Virtual Membership Meetings and Virtual Programs: Legal and Practical Considerations
    Tara Herman, Lauren Ezrol Klein

    3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
    Working Together in New Ways: Nonprofit Strategic Alliances
    Laura E. Butzel, Jessica Cavagnero, Kai Falkenberg, Katherine Hughes

    3:50 pm- 4:00 pm

    4:00 pm – 4:25 pm
    Regulatory Issues with Strategic Alliances
    Michele L. Abeles

    4:25 pm – 4:30 pm
    Jackie Ewenstein

  • New York: 4.0 Total: 3.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey: 4.1 Total: 3.1 General & 1.0 Ethics
    California: 4.0 Total: 3.0 General & 1.0 Elimination of Bias
    Pennsylvania: 3.0 Total: 2.5 General & 0.5 Ethics
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Platinum Sponsor:

    Capital One

    Silver Sponsors:

    Patterson Belknap

    Perlman & Perlman

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Non-Profit Organizations, Jacqueline D. Ewenstein & Amarah Sedreddine, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org