Networking Events


Networking Events

The networking opportunities will allow attendees the time to learn from one another, have fun, and relax. The networking receptions are included in the registration fee, so we hope you will take advantage the wonderful events we have planned.

Sunday, June 23, 5:00-6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

To kickoff the Annual Meeting, arrive the evening before to join us and your colleagues from around the country as we welcome everyone to Boston. Relax, grab a drink, find old friends (or make a few new ones), and get ready for a full three days of learning and networking!

Monday, June 24, 6:00-7:00 am

Fun Run or Yoga Class

Sponsored by CBIZ Valuation Group, start the day off with an invigorating workout to get you through the full day of learning. We are offering a Fun Run, hosted by AHLA's Young Professionals Council, or a Yoga Class. Attendees and registered guests welcome. Attendees must pre-register themselves and their guest. This event may fill up prior to the program, so be sure to add it to your registration.

Monday, June 24, 6:30-9:30 pm

Reception at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Sponsored by AHLA's Members' Law Firms, our evening at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum will be a memorable event for our attendees and their families. AHLA attendees will have exclusive access to the Museum’s exciting exhibits and you can:
  • Catch a glimpse of “Young Jack” as a boy, student, and a decorated war hero
  • See a working draft of JFK’s inaugural address, the Fitzgerald family bible he used to take the oath of office and full video footage of JFK delivering his famous inaugural address
  • Be briefed by advisors on the leading issues of the day then try answering actual questions posed to President Kennedy by members of the press
  • See footage from 1963 related to the civil rights movement
  • Admire ceremonial gifts that were presented to the Kennedy White House as symbols of diplomacy by Heads of State from all over the world.
As always, the Monday night reception will include great food and libations and provided the perfect setting for AHLA members to gather as a community to enjoy each other’s company. Attendees, faculty, and registered adult, teen, and youth guests are welcome to attend. Bus transportation will be provided between the Marriott and the JFK Library. Buses will begin shuttling at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00-8:00 am

Networking Breakfast and Table Topic Discussions

Hosted by AHLA’s Women’s Leadership Council and sponsored by HMS Valuation Group
Please join us for a breakfast hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council. This event will feature small group discussions where we will share experiences, challenges faced, and recommendations for both individuals and organizations. All are welcome to join us for breakfast, networking, and hopefully some good ideas to take home with you post-conference! The topics for discussion are:

  • Work Life Reality
  • The Importance of Building a Network
  • Navigating Career Transitions

This event is included in the program registration. Attendees and faculty are welcome; pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30-6:30 pm

Diversity+Inclusion Reception

Hosted by AHLA’s Diversity+Inclusion Council and sponsored by Veralon Partners, make this event your meeting location with your colleagues, friends, or family before heading out for the evening. Grab a drink and a few hors d’oeuvres, network with AHLA leaders and your fellow colleagues, and learn more about AHLA’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Attendees, faculty, and registered adult, teen, and youth guests are all welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00-7:50 am

Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

From Notepads to IPads: How Different Generations of Lawyers Use Technology and How to Bridge that Gap
Hosted by AHLA’s Young Professionals Council
Kathryn Culver, PYA (Moderator)
Timothy B. Adelman, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
Benjamin M. Daniels, Foley & Lardner LLP
Gelvina R. Stevenson, Associate General Counsel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
A panel discussion featuring professionals across the industry discussing how the use of technology in law has changed over time. Panelists will address:

  • The impact of technology on business relationships -- for better and for worse
  • How technological resources differ across the industry, particularly between law firms and in-house legal departments
  • What technology is most helpful and easiest to utilize in the workplace

Attendees and faculty are welcome; pre-registration is required. 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Reception Sponsors

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Baird Holm LLP
  • Baker Donelson
  • BakerHostetler
  • Bass Berry & Sims PLC
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Blanchard Manning LLP
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Constance F. Dotzenrod LLC
  • Coppersmith Brockelman PLC
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • Dina B. Ross Law Offices
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Lane Powell
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Liss & Lamar PC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP       
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Plunkett Cooney
  • Polsinelli PC
  • Post & Schell PC
  • Proskauer
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Sumner Schick LLP
  • Verrrill Dana LLP
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP