2013 Leadership Roundtable

Institute for Lawyer Leadership Education

5th Annual Leadership Education Roundtable:
Teaching Leadership Competencies in Law School and in the Profession: Why It Matters

Santa Clara University
March 22, 2013

A select group of leading academics, law school administrators, professional development experts, and practicing lawyers will gather to share their views on educating law students and lawyers for leadership roles.

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2013 Roundtable Agenda

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando St. #1700, San Jose, CA 95513 (408) 971-9300

6:00 p.m.

Speakers and Sponsors’ Dinner

Friday, March 22, 2012 – Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall, Santa Clara University

8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Welcome

Donald J. Polden, Dean, Santa Clara Law

8:35 a.m.

The State of Leadership Education for the Legal Profession

Donald J. Polden

9:00 a.m.

The Business of Leadership

Moderator: Donald J. Polden, Dean

Robert Cullen, GC, JSI Logistics

Gordon Yamate, former VP & GC Knight Ridder

Peter Healy, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Perspectives on Leadership in Law Practice

Moderator: Sandee Magliozzi, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Professional Development and Externships, Santa Clara Law

Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford: When Law Firm Leaders Fail 

Heather Bock, Ph.D., Chief Professional Development Officer, Hogan Lovells US LLP: Fast Track to Leadership

Susan Manch, Firmwide Director of Learning and Development, Bingham McCutchen LLP: Learning from Firm Leaders 

12:00 p.m.


Credibility as an Essential Leadership Skill

Barry Posner, Ph.D., Accolti Endowed Professor
Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

1:30 p.m.

Leadership in Legal Education: Moving Forward Through Networked Collaboration

Roland Smith, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Perspectives on Scholarship & Pedagogy

Moderator: Marina Hsieh, Senior Fellow, Santa Clara Law

Vic Massaglia, Career Counselor & Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law

Leary Davis, Founding Dean, Elon University Law

Garry Jenkins, Professor & Co-Director Law & Leadership, Ohio State Moritz Law

Neil Hamilton, Director, Holloran Center, University of St. Thomas School of Law

3:45 p.m.

Open Roundtable on New Developments

4:00 p.m.

Building Structures for Leadership Education

Moderator: Donald J. Polden

Maura DeMouy, “LEAD” Initiative, University of Maryland Law

Lou Bilionis, Dean, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Faith Rivers, Professor & Director of Leadership Programs, Elon Univ. Law

5:00 p.m.



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2013 Roundtable Participants’ Bios

Louis BilionisLouis D. Bilionis is the Dean and Nippert Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1979 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1982. A nationally recognized scholar in constitutional law and criminal law and procedure, he taught at the School of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1988 until 2005, where he was the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, and assumed the deanship of the UC College of Law in 2005. As dean, he teaches Becoming A Professional: Exploring Skills and Transition into Practice – an experimental collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of Law, the Center for Creative Leadership, and practitioners that focuses on leadership and the formation of a student’s professional identity.

Heather BockHeather E. Bock, Ph.D is Visiting Professor and Executive Director for the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law. In this capacity, she conducts research on the legal profession on organizational behavior, predictors of attorney success, and leadership in law firms.  In addition, she teaches courses at Georgetown Law for law students and practicing attorneys on how to build leadership, team, and client relationship skills.   Heather is also the Chief Professional Development Officer for Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP where she leads the learning function for associate and partner training and development. Her work experience includes designing programs and delivering training for professional services firms and consulting with a variety of companies on HR strategy, organizational transformation, and culture change.  Heather is a recipient of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington and the Chief Learning Officer Vanguard Award. She has written several articles, and authored a book on Using a Competency Model to Manage Firm Talent for the American Bar Association. She holds a B.S., Master of Public Health, and PhD in Organizational Behavior from UNC – Chapel Hill.

Robert CullenRobert Cullen is Vice President and General Counsel for JSI Logistics. Founded over 25 years ago, JSI is a leader in providing logistics and supply chain management solutions around the world. With 1,500 employees world wide, JSI provides world class supply chain management programs and assure that our clients receive the best speed and service possible. Before working with JSI, he practiced law for 18 years and was a shareholder and managing partner of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc., a San Jose based law firm. Mr. Cullen has taught at Santa Clara Law School for 12 years. He developed and teaches one of the nation’s first law courses on leadership for lawyers. He has also written The Leading Lawyer: A Guide to Practicing Law and Leadership published by Thomson West. In addition, he teaches negotiation and mediation strategy at the Law School.

Leary DavisLeary Davis is Founding Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus at Elon University School of Law. He practiced law for nine years before entering legal education as founding dean of Campbell University School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of both the College of Law Practice Management and the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the executive committee of the National Advisory Committee of the American Judicature Society. In 2009 he served as Senior Visiting Legal Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership and in 2010 as Acting Executive Director of Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. He received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Wake Forest University and an LL.M. from Columbia University. Here’s a news item on Elon Law’s website about Leary Davis speaking at Santa Clara Law.

Maura DeMouyMaura DeMouy is an adjunct professor and coordinator for the Law and Leadership Program at the University of Maryland Carey Law School. In the coordinator position, she has been involved in the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the School’s Leadership, Ethics and Democracy (LEAD) Initiative. She also plans and implements programming for the law school’s Leadership Scholars, helps manage its Women, Leadership and Equality (WLE) Program and teaches the WLE workshop. She recently authored a chapter on leadership and private practice for the book Law and Leadership: Integrating Leadership Studies into the Law School Curriculum. Prior to joining UM Carey Law, she was in private practice where she concentrated on general civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense, first at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., and then at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now HoganLovells). She received her B.A. in French and economics from Washington University and her J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland Carey Law School.

Neil W. Hamilton is Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis where he has taught since 2001. He served as Interim Dean in 2012 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs twice at St. Thomas. He served from 1980-2001 as Trustees Professor of Regulatory Policy at William Mitchell College of Law. He has taught both the required course in Professional Responsibility and an ethics seminar for 30 years. He is the author of three books, over seventy longer law journal articles and over 100 shorter articles as a bi-monthly columnist on professionalism and ethics for the Minnesota Lawyer. In 2002 the Minnesota Lawyer selected him as one of the recipients of its Lawyer of the Year awards and in 2003 he received the Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Professionalism Award. In 2004, the Minnesota State Bar Association presented him its highest award, the Professional Excellence Award, given to recognize and encourage professionalism among lawyers. He received the University of St. Thomas Presidential Award for Excellence as a Teacher and Scholar in 2009. In 2012, Minnesota Lawyer honored him again for outstanding service to the profession and placed him in its Circle of Merit for those who have been honored more than once.

Peter HealyPeter Healy is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a leading international law firm. Mr. Healy is a former (a) Lead Director of the Firm’s Policy Committee, (b) a Member of the Policy Committee and Management Committee, (c) Chair of the Firm’s Global Capital Markets/Finance Practice, and (d) Chair of the Firm’s Audit Committee.

Mr. Healy has been recognized in connection with numerous international and domestic transactions, including, among others (a) a substantial sale of portfolio interests in private equity funds on behalf of an Asian-based sovereign wealth fund, that was recently awarded “Secondaries Deal of the Year in Asia,” and (b) the concurrent acquisition of an Italian biotechnology company and listing on an Italian stock exchange of a Nasdaq listed US-based company, that was a finalist for one of the “Deals of the Year” awards in Italy.

Mr. Healy has had extensive experience in (i) representing private equity sponsor groups and sovereign wealth funds in fund formation and investment management activities, transactional representations, including portfolio company sales, recapitalizations and reorganizations, and (ii) managing a substantial number of public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, going private and spin-off transactions, public and private debt offerings, and other capital market transactions in all sectors of the economy, including, among others, technology. Mr. Healy has recent experience representing special committees, audit committees and boards of directors in corporate governance and strategic counseling matters.

Khari HornsbyKhary Hornsby is the Director of International and Graduate Programs and an associate adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He currently teaches Leadership and the Law, a course designed for global legal practioners to practically explore leadership concepts and emotional intelligence competencies in a cross-cultural context. He has also taught Legal Writing and Research.

Hornsby has over 15 years of experience in various leadership positions in higher education and has conducted workshops and presentations in 20 countries.  Previous to joining the Law School he was associate director of admission, recruitment and LL.M. programs at Emory University School of Law.  As a law student at the University of Minnesota he was an editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, president of the Black Law Student Association, and was honored as a Judge Michael J. Davis Scholar for his academic achievement.  He clerked for the Honorable Harry S. Crump of Minnesota’s Fourth District Court and is trained as a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114.

He has a B.S. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and has conducted scientific research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China) and taught in Lyon, France. He is an executive board member and former chair of the Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).  He served as a delegate accompanying Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on a trade mission to South Korea in 2011 as well as in a education mission to Brazil with the Secretary of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012.

Marina HsiehMarina Hsieh has been a Senior Fellow at Santa Clara Law since 2004, where she also served as Assistant Dean for Academic & Professional Development from 2005-2011. She teaches Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Leadership for Law Student Leaders. She is Vice President of the National ACLU Board, serves on accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, and has been a member of the California State Bar Council on Access & Fairness.

Marina is a former Assistant Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the Coro Foundation’s fellowship program for leadership training, Berkeley Law, and Harvard University.

Garry JenkinsGarry Jenkins is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he specializes in law and philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and civil rights in education. At Moritz, he is also the Co-Director of the Program on Law and Leadership, a multifaceted education and development initiative to advance the theory and practice of leadership among lawyers.

His recent work has been published in a variety of journals including the Georgia Law ReviewNorth Carolina Law Review, and Southern California Law Review. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Young Nonprofit Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association for his scholarly contributions. Professor Jenkins regularly teaches Business Associations, Nonprofit Organizations, and Lawyers as Leaders. 

Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty in 2004, Professor Jenkins was chief operating officer and general counsel of The Goldman Sachs Foundation, a $200+ million international corporate foundation. Before joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., he was an attorney with the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he counseled public charities and private foundations; formed and advised private investment funds; and negotiated mergers and acquisitions.

Sandee MagliozziSandee Magliozzi is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Professional Development and Externships. Professor Magliozzi directs the many opportunities for upper division law students to work for academic credit with federal and state court judges; the Panetta Institute; government agencies; public interest organizations, corporations and private law firms. In addition, she teaches the Civil Practice, High Technology and Social Justice Externship seminars and conducts professional skills workshops.

Professor Magliozzi focuses on helping students’ leverage their externship opportunities to gain many of the benchmark experiences and skills they need in bridging the gap to law practice. She is a member of the leadership team working on the law school’s Leadership Education Initiative, as well as a member of the Curriculum Committee. Professor Magliozzi is often asked to write and speak on attorney professional development issues and is a contributing author to The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms (West, September 2010). She currently serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of NALP – The National Association for Legal Career Professionals

Professor Magliozzi brings over twenty years of experience developing programs and curricula in both attorney professional development and legal education. Before joining the Law School, She was a Senior Manager of Attorney Training and Development at Holland & Knight LLP and the former firm-wide Professional Development Manager for Heller Ehrman LLP. She also taught legal writing, research and advocacy at Hastings College of Law and was the Director of Law Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Professor Magliozzi is a former Drinan Fellow in the United States Attorney’s Office and is admitted to practice in California.

Susan ManchAs Firmwide Director of Learning & Development, Susan G. Manch collaborates with firm leaders to devise strategies for preparing lawyers and staff to provide the highest quality legal services to clients and build successful and satisfying careers. The primary goals of the Learning & Development Group are to support firm leadership in devising and executing talent strategies in alignment with firm business strategies and to provide Bingham team members with developmental support that allows each to contribute at the highest levels as a part of our firm community. Prior to joining Bingham, Sue was a founding Principal of Shannon & Manch, LLP, a leading consultancy advising law firms on talent development and lawyer career management strategies. She has more than thirty years of experience as a consultant, corporate executive, group facilitator, counselor, and executive coach. Sue has advised the majority of the Am Law 100 and Global 100 law firms, as well as corporate legal departments and government agencies, consulting on issues related to talent development and management strategy. Sue is a Master Coach, certified by the Behavioral Coaching Institute. Specific expertise includes competency-based performance management, leadership development, and curriculum design.

Previously, she was General Sales Manager of SYSCO Corporation. Her academic positions include work at Georgetown University, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and Trinity College. She has a MEd in Clinical Counseling from the University of Virginia and a BA in Psychology from Ohio University.

Victor MassagliaVictor C. Massaglia has extensive experience in leadership, career and organizational development in both the public and private sectors. Currently, he is a career counselor and adjunct associate professor for the University of Minnesota Law School, where he provides career path, job search strategy, and life-work balance counseling for law students, alumni, and foreign-trained attorneys. He has facilitated multiple strategic planning initiatives as well as teaches and coaches leadership development for emerging international professionals. He is also trained as a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114.

Vic holds a masters degree in human resource development with a concentration in career development from the University of St. Thomas. He also previously served as a personnel administrator for the U.S. Air Force, where he counseled and trained staff regarding their personal and professional transitions during deployments to 84 bases in 21 countries. Vic is currently serving on the board for the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP). He is a former board member for the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA), past president of the Minnesota Legal Career Professionals City Group, and former director of learning for the Minnesota Organization Development Network.

Donald J. PoldenDonald J. Polden is Dean and Professor of Law at Santa Clara University. He is a graduate of The George Washington University and Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. Prior to joining the faculty at Santa Clara University, he served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Memphis for ten years. Over the more than 30 years in legal education, Dean Polden has taught courses in corporate law, antitrust and trade regulation, employment law, non-profit organization law, and others. He is the author of articles on federal securities law, federal antitrust law, and a treatise on employment law and practice. He also has been writing and teaching in the area of leadership education in law schools and in the legal profession, including articles in The Complete Lawyer, The Toledo Law Review, and in a collection of essays about leadership of American law schools.

Barry PosnerBarry Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (located in the heart of Silicon Valley), where he served for 12 years as Dean of the School. Barry, along with his co-author Jim Kouzes, received the American Society for Training and Development’s highest award for their Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance. He has been named as one of the nation’s top management and leadership educators by the International Management Council and recognized as one of the Top 50 leadership coaches in America, and ranked among the  Most Influential HR thinkers in the world by HR magazine.

He is the co-author of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book The Leadership Challenge. With over two million copies, the book has been described as a groundbreaking research study, combining keen insights with practical applications.  It has been translated into more than 20 foreign languages.  FAST COMPANY ranked it among the top dozen books of 2012, and it has been listed as among The Top 100 Business Books of All Time, receiving both book-of-the-year honors by the American Council of Health Care Executives and Critic’s Choice Award from the nation’s book review editors.

Deborah L. RhodeDeborah L. Rhode is one of the country’s leading scholars in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy. An author of 20 books, including Leadership: Law, Policy and Management, Women and Leadership and Moral Leadership, she is the nation’s most frequently cited scholar in legal ethics. She is the director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession and Founding President of the International Association of Legal Ethics.

Professor Rhode is the former president of the Association of American Law Schools, the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the founder and former director of Stanford’s Center on Ethics, and the former director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She also served as senior counsel to the minority members of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on presidential impeachment issues during the Clinton administration. She has received the American Bar Association’s Michael Franck award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility; the American Bar Foundation’s W. M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics; and the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and vice chair of the board of Legal Momentum (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund). She is currently a columnist for The National Law Journal and has also published editorials in the The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Slate.

Before joining the Stanford Law faculty, Professor Rhode was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Faith Rivers JamesFaith Rivers James is a Professor of Law and Director of Leadership Programs at Elon University School of Law.  She teaches Property, Nonprofit Organizations, as well as a variety of public law courses. Prof. Rivers James created a course in Public Law & Leadership, and currently teaches “Lawyering, Leadership, and Professionalism” in Elon Law School’s leadership curriculum.

Previously, Prof. Rivers James taught at Vermont Law School, where she was a member of the Environmental faculty and fellow of the Land Use Institute. She began her law teaching career as a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005 and taught in the master’s in public administration program from 1999 to 2002.

After law school, Rivers James began practicing as a legislative attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. She entered public service to serve as Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to the Majority Leader of the United States Congress, and later served as Executive Director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Rivers authored the South Carolina Supreme Court rule that converted the state’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program into a comprehensive program, resulting in a three-fold increase in IOLTA revenues to fund legal services for the poor, support law-related philanthropy, and enhance the administration of justice in South Carolina. Rivers served as president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs from 2003 to 2004 and served on the board of the National Conference of Bar Foundations.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Rivers James has done extensive research on preservation of African American property ownership in the Lowcountry. She was instrumental in the creation of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation in Charleston, S.C., for which the S.C. Bar Foundation received the National Conference of Bar Foundations Award for Excellence in Programming in 2004. Rivers James served on the American Bar Association Property Preservation Task Force from 2006-2007. She has authored two articles and a book chapter focusing on heirs’ property preservation.

Rivers James was awarded the David Stevenson Faculty Fellowship for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies. Her fellowship paper, “Bridging the Black-Green-White Divide: The Impact of Diversity in Environmental Nonprofit Organizations,” was published in the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (2009). Her current work focuses on nonprofit corporate board diversity as a governance matter. The article is slated for publication in the Berkeley Law School Business Journal.

Rivers James received a bachelor’s degree in government and sociology from Dartmouth College (AB, 1986) and a Juris Doctorate from the Harvard Law School (JD 1990).

Roland SmithPrior to joining the faculty at Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Roland Smith was co-founder/ president of a national consulting firm (2000) focused on addressing organizational performance and talent management. He also served as president for a human capital consulting firm helping transform it from a mature regional business into a successful national force with over 1,000 organizational members and clients.

Roland has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examiner and judge for the Louisiana and Idaho Quality Awards, and as a faculty member and director of the Quality Learning Project (Center for Educational Research) at the University of Idaho where he focused on issues relating to process improvement, organizational/individual learning, competency identification, human resources, and the implications of trust on organizational performance.

As a senior faculty member and lead researcher at CCL his work includes facilitating the Leadership at the Peak program for senior executives and leading other custom engagements. He is currently a member of the Organizational Leadership practice group, which focuses on executive success and organizational transformation initiatives, leads CCL’s Legal Sector practice, and serves as an executive and organizational coach. Roland serves as the lead researcher for both the Senior Executive Research Initiative (SERI) and the Global Institute for Talent Sustainability (GIFTS).

Julia YaffeeJulia Yaffee is the Senior Assistant Dean for External Affairs at Santa Clara Law. She is responsible for communications, marketing, public relations, and student recruitment. From 1997 – 2007 Julia served as Dean of Students and started a regular program of leadership training for Santa Clara student organization officers.

Julia has been involved with leadership development as part of the U.N. Asian Broadcasting Training Program in Malaysia where she arranged and conducted workshops for representative from 23 nations. Julia has served on various ABA and AALS committees and on the board of LSAC, the League of Women Voters of Santa Clara County, and Pacific Neighbors. She has also served as the foreperson of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury.

Gordon YamateGordon Yamate chairs the Board of Trustees of the Japanese American National Museum headquartered in Los Angeles and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. As an adjunct lecturer in law at Santa Clara University Law School, he teaches a seminar level Corporate Governance course that bridges ongoing legal developments in the corporate governance arena with practical strategies for the general counsel in advising management, monitoring corporate compliance and providing leadership in challenging governance matters.

As former vice president and general counsel of Knight Ridder, Mr. Yamate was responsible for company-wide legal affairs of the then second largest newspaper company in the U.S. until its acquisition by McClatchy in 2006. Prior to Knight Ridder, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary of Liberate Technologies, a Silicon Valley developer of software enabling access to the Internet via set-top boxes and other Internet appliances. Prior to moving in-house, Mr. Yamate was a partner in the Silicon Valley law offices of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Bingham McCutchen), where he specialized in corporate transactions and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Yamate serves as a member of the advisory board of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (formerly, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors). He is also a senior fellow in the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley. He received his law degree from Santa Clara University and an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis.

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