ADVISORY COUNCIL

2020 Industry Advisory Council

Stephanie Baskin

Stephanie Baskin

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Meredith Brusca

Meredith Brusca

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Hope Ellen

Hope Ellen

White & Case LLP

Debra Reichman

Debra Reichman

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

OUR HISTORY

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 in January 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles, CA.

"Having just hosted the CD Legal Summit, I can look back on what I feel was a wise investment.  We have a unique position in the marketplace being the only Forbes 5 Star Hotel Downtown combined with our proximity to the courthouse and many Law firms Downtown.  As much as we have tried since opening to connect with them all, we would not have been able to replicate the reach and credibility that Nicki and her team have with this market segment.  Hosting TLS exposed our hotel to more than 50 new contacts who had yet to see he hotel, as well as reconnecting us with many more who have.  As a Director of Marketing you look at every expenditure with a focus on ROI, and I can confidently say that our partnership with CD on TLS will surely yield very positive results in the years ahead..."

Michael Law
Senior Director of Marketing
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

The Legal Summit is consistent in their thoughtful planning, impactful content and seamless execution. The most impressive to me, is the true collaboration between planners and sponsors. Conversations around idea sharing, industry trends and solutions to common problems are beneficial to everyone in the room. Thank you to Nicki and Brian for creating this platform!

Danielle Daley
Director of Sales, Worldwide Accounts
Hilton Luxury Brands

"What a fantastic event, from start to finish! No detail was left undone. It was tremendous to be surrounded by such high-level planners throughout the day. Both the flow and content of the event were perfectly spaced out, allowing us plenty of time to interact with one another and to gain valuable insight on the events industry from the legal industry perspective. The Resort at Pelican Hill is appreciative to have been invited as a sponsor this year, and we look forward to partnering with The Legal Summit in future years."

Thank you again!

Jock Goodrich
Director of National Accounts

The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Legal Summit is a very informative and collaborative conference. The level of expertise from attendees and shared knowledge of the presenters are excellent. 

Barbara Cacoulidis
Director of Global Sales 
Rosewood Hotel Group

Your team did an outstanding job planning and executing the Summit. I was thoroughly impressed with the content, the attendees and the format. Thanks again for including us, we look forward to participating again. 

Nick Anderson
Director of Sales
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

CSI DMC was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a two-year sponsor of TLS 2020. This is a hugely valuable event for us, providing great information in to the legal planner’s market. The content of sessions is interesting and relevant for all attending. The attendees are all decision makers who source vendors direct. We appreciate that TLS has the perfect balance of networking time with these elite law firm planners. This is a hugely valuable show for CSI DMC to sponsor, and one of our favorite CD programs. We will gladly support TLS for the years to come.

Carrie Heiden
Vice President National Accounts
CSI DMC

Thank you for the opportunity to partner on The Legal Summit.   It has been quite remarkable to see how TLS has evolved since the first program.  I am lucky to have participated in each of the four programs.   I remember the idea behind the very first program, being that the education opportunities for legal meeting planners are simply not adequately addressed in our industry associations of MPI, ASAE, SITE, etc.  TLS certainly addresses these particular needs and brings together legal planners so that they can share best practices.  Peer-to-peer education is one of the most valuable components of TLS.   Seeing the planners learn from each other made me feel that my sponsorship had a tremendous impact and value.   This last program had a perfect amount of networking, education and fun.   The quality of the planners was outstanding.   I can't tank you enough for the opportunity.  Our ROI has been tremendous.   

Mary Ellen Eichler
Account Director, Worldwide Sales
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

The Legal Summit is a first-class event, with an informative agenda and great networking opportunities. As a sponsor, the value adds were the relationships I formed and the insight I gained to better serve this clientele in our destinations.

VALERIE HERSHISER, CMP, DMCP
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Hello! Destination Management

“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to host The Legal Summit at Conrad Washington, DC in July 2019. The networking with legal meeting professionals was incredible and, as a brand new hotel, the event helped open doors that ultimately had an impressively impactful return on our investment. I hope to have the opportunity to host again in the future”

COURTNEY CARROLL
Senior Sales Manager

 Conrad Washington, DC

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