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Masterclass: Navigating a Virtual Reception logo

Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm EST
Masterclass is restricted to 1Ls only, and you must register with your HLS email address.

Thank you to everyone who attended Masterclass!

About Masterclass

About Masterclass

Masterclass is a program and virtual reception that will give you concrete tools to use during law firm receptions, both virtually and for in-person events in the future. Networking is a fact of life in the legal field and much of your career will rely on strong relationships. As early as 1L year, law firms will host receptions which present an early opportunity to develop new connections and learn more about the profession. Masterclass will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step approach to making a great impression at a professional reception or event. After the program, you will get the opportunity to put what you have learned into action by navigating an actual reception with attorneys from prominent firms around the country.

Law Firm Attendees

Law Firm Attendees

Akin Gump

  • Remi Ojurongbe ’19

Arnold & Porter

  • Florence Bryan ’19
  • Kyle Schneider ’15
  • Elisabeth Arcieri
  • Maria Lawton

Cleary

  • Hyatt Mustefa ’14
  • Michelle Elsner ’16
  • Zach Tschida ’17

Covington & Burling

  • Ingrid Rechtin ’03
  • Jenna Wallace ’08
  • Virginia Williamson

Cravath

  • Eric Goodwin ’18
  • Wonnie Song ’19
  • Rebecca Schwarz ’18

Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Jonathan Miu ’17
  • Dan Joiner ’18
  • Isabella Cusano ’19

Freshfields

  • Devony Schmidt ’19
  • Elliot Friedman ’05
  • Paige Von Mehren ’17

Fried Frank

  • Andrea Gede-Lange
  • Carter Kagedan ’08
  • Harrison Polans ’15

Gibson Dunn

  • Christine Demana ’11
  • David Casazza ’15

Goodwin

  • Amanda White ’19
  • James Xu ’09
  • Alex Denniston ’09

Irell & Manella

  • Jonathan Lindsay ’00

Jenner & Block

  • Cayman Mitchell ’18
  • Reanne Zheng ’17

Jones Day

  • Christopher Morrison
  • Nikki McArthur ’12
  • Sharyl Reisman

King & Spalding

  • Barbara Medrado ’19
  • Dongkwan “DK” Kim ’14
  • Madison Kitchens ’10

Kirkland & Ellis

  • Isaac Bate
  • Kristen Molloy
  • Stephanie Shimada

Latham & Watkins

  • Avery Borreliz ’19
  • Dan Chiafair ’18
  • Charles Sanders ’00

Morgan Lewis

  • Chris Melendez ’15
  • Russell Franklin ’07
  • Teri Diaz ’14

Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Max Kellogg
  • Peyton Craig
  • Raisa D’Oyley

Orrick

  • Abigail Colella ’16
  • David Curtis ’15

Paul Weiss

  • Cecily Deng ’18
  • Grace Tiedemann ’17
  • Jin Kim ’18

Proskauer

  • Lee Popkin ’11
  • Nat Miller
  • Phil Lenertz ’17

Quinn Emanuel

  • Jesse Bernstein ’15
  • Leigha Empson ’17

Ropes & Gray

  • Julianne Rutiz ’15
  • Steve Moeller Sally ’01
  • Stephen Adams ’13

Schulte Roth & Zabel

  • Rachel Adams ’10
  • Chris Avellaneda ’13
  • Laura Angel-Lalanne ’00

Shearman & Sterling

  • James Ireland ’15
  • Kim Karp
  • Katherine Wright
  • Oyinkan Muraina

Skadden

  • Heather Cruz
  • Michael Sharpe

Sullivan & Cromwell

  • Michael Basse ’19
  • Florence Kuhl ’19
  • Lisa Morales

Wachtell

  • Yasmina Abel-Malek

Weil

  • Jakub Wronski ’11
  • Alyson Warhit ’17
  • Kaitlin Paulson

WilmerHale

  • Andy O’Laughlin ’14
  • Eleanor Davis ’18

Winston & Strawn

  • Ana Nunez Cardenas
  • David Sakowitz ’94
  • Leo Delgado ’13

Event Schedule

Event Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm ET: presentation on networking

Emily Miethner, Founder and CEO of FindSpark and MCG Social, will present on best practices for networking at virtual and in-person events.

About Our Presenter, Emily Miethner

Emily MiethnerEmily is passionate about empowering people to achieve their goals, which she does as the Founder and CEO of FindSpark and MCG Social, an adjunct professor, and an award-winning speaker. FindSpark has produced 250+ career, diversity, and recruitment programs for top employers like NBCUniversal, Yelp, L’Oreal, Grey, Bustle, and IPG Mediabrands and their 30,000+ members. MCG Social, FindSpark’s sister agency, provides social media, community, and experiential marketing expertise with a focus on Gen Z and Millennials. She has been a featured speaker at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, and New York University, among others. An Adjunct Professor since 2014, Emily teaches career and social media courses at multiple colleges and has been featured on Good Morning America and in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Vogue, among others.

6:00-7:00 pm ET: Reception Meet-and-Greet

The presentation will be followed by a virtual reception where you’ll be able to apply your new networking skills with attorneys from prominent law firms from around the country.

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