All Abilities Legal Resource Group Presents ~ ExcelAbility: Beyond Equality to Success

April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 Eighth Avenue (between 40th & 41st Streets)
New York, NY 10018
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ExcelAbility: the ability to excel. That's what we as people with disabilities expect from ourselves, and what we ask our colleagues, managers and employers to expect from us. Come and join us for an exciting panel discussion and mini-workshop featuring role models for success. The panel will address questions such as “What are the success factors that have enabled those with disabilities to succeed?” and “Why hire people with disabilities?”
This event will be of interest not only to individuals with disabilities, but also to employers and companies seeking to benefit from a more diverse workforce, and anyone else looking to sharpen his or her edge. Come learn about the attitudes, habits, techniques, and practices of role models with disabilities in law and business that enabled them to be successful. These success factors are universally relevant and can be significant to you in your own life and career.  We hope you can attend.

Please contact Roz Essex-Cope at with any requests for accommodation no later than 4/9.


Registration: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:15-7:35 PM
Networking/Social: 7:35-8:00 PM


Jack Chen, our dynamic event leader, serves as Product Counsel at Google and is an iron man triathlete, podcaster, and Board Member of Lime Connect.  Jack has been profiled and interviewed in numerous articles and web casts, including in Bloomberg Law. Jack is a graduate of Harvard College, UC Berkeley (Masters in Computer Science) and Fordham University School of Law.  Oh, and, by the way, Jack also has climbed Kilimanjaro!

Meg Cimino serves as a regulatory change management attorney for Societe Generale, an international corporate and investment bank, where she recently formed the DiverseAbilities Employee Resource Group, representing employees with disabilities and parents of children with different needs. Meg co-chairs the New York City Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's All Abilities group, which is hosting this event with Seyfarth Shaw. Meg graduated from Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Anat Maytal serves as a senior associate at Baker Hostetler practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. A leader in the field of abilities advocacy, Anat is the President of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association. Anat graduated from Harvard College and Boston University School of Law.

Kevin Fritz is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the law firm hosting this event in its conference center in the New York Times Building. Kevin represents clients in a wide range of employment disputes.  He is very active in the disability community, is a member of Seyfarth’s nationally recognized Disability and Access and Defense Team, and has been recognized by the ABA as “transforming the legal profession.”  Kevin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis Law School.

Dan Berlin is Founder and CEO of Rodelle, one of the world’s largest vanilla extract companies. Dan and Jack will have the pleasure of cycling across the country together in June as part of Team Sea to See, the first all blind stoker cycling team, when they will film a movie showing the success and abilities of people who are blind, both on and off the bike.


Credits: 1.5 (NY)
Category: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (for experienced attorneys only)

hosted by seyfarth shaw 


$0.00 ACC-NYC Member

$0.00 Non-Members (must be in-house counsel)