The History of the Legal Summit

The Legal Summit was formed in 2014 by a group of legal meeting professionals committed to advancing educational and networking opportunities available to their industry.  The first official event was held in January 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles, CA and was guided by the following members of the Industry Advisory Council:

  • Latham & Watkins, LLP.
  • Ogletree Deakins, LLP.
  • Paul Hastings, LLP.
  • Perkins Coie, LLP.

The organization grew from a need for members of the legal meetings industry to be able to meet with colleagues who are in the same field and experiencing the same meeting-related issues.  Our panel wanted to be able to have an event solely designed for their market niche with education focused on their needs and relativity. 


The Legal Summit is an educational and networking forum focused on the unique needs of legal meeting professionals. Founded in 2014, we bring colleagues and partners together at in-person experiences to advance professionals in our industry.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2:00pm – 2:15pm 
Event Registration

2:15pm – 2:25pm 
The Legal Summit Overview and Introduction into our Educational Content and Welcome from the Park Lane Hotel, New York

2:25pm – 3:30pm 
Round Table discussions centered around Hot Topics

Content: Hot Topics will include:

COVID Protocols and testing within your firm

  • Important Contracting Clauses in this new setting
  • Client Gifting
  • Professional Development and Career Progression
  • Doing More with Less
  • Trends in Attendance for client and internal events

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Coffee Break & Sponsor Trade Show

4:15pm – 5:45pm
Senior-Level Event Planner Discussion centered around these Hot Topics*

Content: Panelists from the following firms will be presenting based on their Hot Topics round table discussions:

Hope Ellen, Global Director of Events, White & Case LLP

Lisa Lieb, Sr. Manager, Events, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Meghan Schilt, Associate Director of Events, King & Spalding LLP

Krista McConnaughey Sumongkol, Senior Manager Events, Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP

Alyssa Todtman, Senior Manager of Events, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

5:45pm – 7:30pm
Cocktails and Networking Amongst Your Peers

Contact Us

If you are interested in attending or would like to become a host or sponsor, we want to hear from you.

Hotel Hosts

Thanks to our Hotel Hosts for providing and exceptional backdrop and accomodations for our event.

Additional Event Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event so incredible!