August 14, 2018 (CHICAGO) – Partner Nigel Telman and his wife Deborah Telman welcomed Proskauer partners, associates, summer associates and SEO interns to their Chicago home for the annual Black Lawyer Affinity Group’s (BLAG) Summer Soirée.
In addition to networking, camaraderie and dinner, Nigel invited a panel of African-American general counsels who are both friends and Firm clients to participate in a round-table discussion on the value they find in having a diverse team of outside counsel working on their most important matters. In a candid conversation with the group, they also answered questions regarding their career paths and the challenges they faced early in their careers as young lawyers of color.
Proskauer’s BLAG Summer Soirée “is about fellowship, learning, and having fun together” said Nigel. Associate Sean Spence said, “BLAG is an integral reason why Proskauer feels like home to me, and also why the Summer Soirée felt like a family reunion. It is hard to put into words how meaningful it was to be given direct access to such powerful lawyers and clients of color.”