JetBlue Event- Beyond the Courtroom: Careers that Take Flight
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

JetBlue Event- Beyond the Courtroom: Careers that Take Flight

JetBlue and More Than Esquires Network have partnered together for a night of networking and candid conversation in NYC with leading JetBlue panelists:

Derron Harris- Manager, Corporate Counsel

Jennifer Dang- Manager, Corporate Communications

Sophia Mendelsohn- Director, Sustainability and ESG

Moderator: Osafo Barker- Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

This dynamic panel will engage in thought-provoking conversation about careers outside the traditional practice of law, the actionable steps taken to gain job roles including career opportunities at JetBlue.

A networking reception will follow where you will get chance to interact with JetBlue talent team, panelists and fellow attendees.

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Webinar | Leave Law Behind: 5 Steps to Transition From the Practice of Law
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar | Leave Law Behind: 5 Steps to Transition From the Practice of Law

When you think about it, you no longer enjoy practicing law and want to create a non-law career on your own terms.   This webinar will help guide you to leave the practice the law for the job and career that you always wanted. 

Join & watch this FREE webinar led by Casey Berman, Career Coach & Founder of Leave Law Behind.  Casey will share the steps for the career pivot from the practice of law.  Learn how to conquer your fears, shift your money mindset in preparation for the career transition, leverage your transferable skills and gain job search tips for alternative legal roles fitting your unique talents.

Don’t miss this informative webinar that will help on creating a plan of action for the alternative legal career of your dreams!

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Alternative Legal Careers Speed Networking Event
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Alternative Legal Careers Speed Networking Event

Join MTEN + New York Law School for this impactful networking event!

Meet lawyers & legal professionals that are accomplished and experts in the fields of legal tech, fashion, entertainment, compliance, real estate, HR, philanthropy, and much more. This event gives you an excellent opportunity to make valuable connections that can be instrumental in learning alternative career options, gain insight & advice into non-law industries and explore career roles while gaining a variety of professional contacts and expanding your network.

Confirmed panelists/alternative legal industry leaders:

  • Alycia Powell- Co-Founder & CEO at Champions for Philanthropy

  • Chia Kang- Lateral Partner Recruiting Manager at Ropes & Gray

  • David Helfenbein- SVP & Pubic Affairs Executive at Main & Rose

  • Nairi Esayan- RFP Manager at TransPerfect Legal Solutions

  • Nancy Tran- Fashion Designer & CEO at Nancy Tran Studio

  • Osafo Barker- Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at JetBlue Airways

  • Peter Meischeid- Artist Marketing at YouTube Music

  • Roman Zelichenko- Founder & CEO at LaborLess

  • Rory Clark- Associate Real Estate Broker at Halstead Property

  • Sondah Ouattara- AVP, Financial Crimes Team at Wells Fargo

  • Shari Belitz- Chief Marketing Officer of Blueprint Trial Consulting

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Inside the Mind of a Recruiter
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Inside the Mind of a Recruiter

WeWork (map)

Want to know why you didn't get a 2nd interview or land that job?

On November 7th, join this instructive workshop led by recruiter, Antonio Cavazos of Infinity Consulting Solutions who will provide helpful insight and advice regarding building your personal brand, networking, resume and interviewing topics such common mistakes, dealing with bias, salary talk and other revealing truths about the job search. Learn new methods and approach to the job hunt process. Register TODAY!

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Financial Fitness Workshop
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Financial Fitness Workshop

Power Forward Group (map)

Join us for this informative workshop-whether starting a new job, transitioning into a new career or launching your own business. This workshop serves to help in the financial guidance and planning for your current career or entrepreneurial endeavors. We have attorney & financial experts from Power Forward Group and MyStudentLoanCounselor covering the topics of 401K, student loans, health & life insurance plans, financial & business planning and more. Start learning and create a plan of action by getting your financial health in order & get fit today!

  • James Cooney | Certified Financial Planner, CFP®, FSCP | Power Forward Group

  • Natalie Jean-Baptiste | Attorney & Founder | MyStudentLoanCounselor.com

  • Ruvin Levavi | Attorney, Principal & Founder | Power Forward Group

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Esquire 2.0: Women Lawyers Unplugged
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Esquire 2.0: Women Lawyers Unplugged

WeWork (map)

Join this dynamic conversation for an in-depth chat with attorneys who will share how they pivoted into different industries, discuss sexual harassment and work-life balance issues faced as professional women and other challenges encountered as women lawyers.

  • Anushila Shaw – Lawyer & Photographer | Anushila Shaw Photography

  • Kim Allman – Director, Community Development Banking | Capital One

  • Pamela Swidler – Deputy General Counsel, Americas & Real Estate | WeWork

  • Van Ann Bui - Director, Law Program | Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

This event will be moderated by Elena Deutsch- Executive/Career Coach & Founder | WILL

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Martha's Vineyard Mix & Mingle
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Martha's Vineyard Mix & Mingle

Atria (map)

MTEN is coming to Martha's Vineyard!

Join us on for our end-of-summer event. Connect, mingle & network with MTEN Founders, Blessed Dele-Michael & Nneka Norville, along with fellow more than esquires for some cocktails and conversation.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to broaden your network, celebrate the end of summer and most of all to have a great time!

We hope to see you there!

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Bar Prep Boot Camp
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bar Prep Boot Camp

Coalition: Flatiron (map)

Join us at this complimentary (FREE) workshop in preparation of the upcoming July bar exam.

First-time bar taker or repeat taker- don't know what to expect, want to know how to study and prepare for the upcoming bar exam.

Taking the bar exam this July or is doing so on the near horizon? This insightful workshop will help demystify the bar prep process, learn tips to help you personalize the process, and skills where you study smarter and more effectively. We will learn about an important test-taking strategy and will apply it together, leaving the boot camp feeling confident and more prepared. 

In this boot camp we will explore…

●     The basics about the bar exam

●     Personalizing the study process

●     Best practices on how to approach both essay and MBE questions

 

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Career Decoded: From Esquire to Entrepreneur
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Career Decoded: From Esquire to Entrepreneur

Empire Wealth Strategies (map)

Learn from this insightful panel about the financial considerations of being an entrepreneur.  Find out the benefits and challenges of being your own boss. What are the financial encounters faced and made while growing & maintaining your practice and business.

  • Ami Watkin, Attorney & Founder, Watkin Legal LLC

  • Daniel Mercedes, Attorney & Founder, Mercedes Law PC, Owner of Hair Galore NYC & Cristo Rey Tire Shop

  • Paula Edgar, Founder & CEO, PGE LLC

  • Ruvin Levavi, Financial Advisor & Estate Planner, Power Forward Group

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Webinar: The Ambivalent Associate
May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: The Ambivalent Associate

Unsure how much longer you can continue your career in your current role? You don't trust your internal professional development department for help and revealing that you may want to leave feels risky. You're tired of complaining to family and friends and not taking any action. You want clarity and to make some decisions.

This webinar/workshop will help prepare you for your next proactive action and…

●     Normalize where you are now

●     Leverage a decisional balance tool

●     Break the inertia

●     Find clarity

●     Take intentional next steps

This will be a “role up your sleeves” working session.  Participants will receive the worksheets and tools ahead of the webinar so we can hit the ground running.

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Spring Networking Social
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Networking Social

District Social (map)

Join us on Wednesday, April 25th for a wonderful networking event. For an evening of fun and networking, bring your business cards and come prepared to meet fellow More Than Esquires and legal professionals alike. This networking event is sure to be an excellent networking affair to kick off spring, and all are welcome to mix and mingle!

Come celebrate spring with MTEN and don't forget to be social – join the conversation.

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Women Leaders of Color Collaborative- Women's History Month Cocktail Reception
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Women Leaders of Color Collaborative- Women's History Month Cocktail Reception

Join MTEN Founders, Blessed Dele-Michael & Nneka Norville, along with their fellow women led bar association and network leaders at the Inaugural Women Leaders of Color Collaborative (WLCC) .  This reception is in recognition and celebration of the successes of Women of Color, embracing our leadership abilities and engage the next group of WOC leaders in honor of Women's History Month.  WLCC is collection of bar associations and networks lead by women of color with the expressed mission to recognize, celebrate, inspire and promote WOC leaders.

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Alternative Legal Careers Spring Mini Conference
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Alternative Legal Careers Spring Mini Conference

New York City Bar Association (map)

Join us at the inaugural spring mini-conference with an introduction to career paths in Media, Tech/Legal Tech, Business/Entrepreneurship, and Diversity & Inclusion

Keynote Speaker: Blessed Dele-Michael, Esq., Co-Founder of More Than Esquires Network

Featuring panelists from MSNBC, Thomson Reuters, Integreon, NYC Economic Development Corp, Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP & more.

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Holiday Mixer
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Mixer

LEGRANDE LOUNGE - TIME HOTEL (MAP)

Join us for holiday cheer with the MTEN Co-Founders and meet fellow professionals at LeGrande Lounge inside the Time Hotel. Relax and celebrate with drinks & mingle with your fellow More Than Esquires.

There will be an open bar from 6-7PM.

MTEN is donating all proceeds to charity: NY Foundling who empower children & families in all five boroughs of New York City and Puerto Rico by offering an array of services to underserved children, families and adults with developmental disabilities.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Happy Holidays!

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Esquires in Fashion & Media
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Esquires in Fashion & Media

CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL (MAP)

In partnership with FAME and Cardozo Law School, join a panel of attorneys in fashion and media for a discussion about exciting trends, opportunities and current issues in the field.

  • Lois Herzeca, Co-Founder of Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products Practice Group at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Ariel Tacher, Associate Coprorate Counsel at G-III Apparel Group

  • Natasha Nurse, Lifestyle Editor at PLUS Model Magazine and Owner of Dressing Room 8

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More Than Esquires Network Speaker Series: Esquire 2.0
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

More Than Esquires Network Speaker Series: Esquire 2.0

HAYMARKET BUILDING (MAP)

Learn how to leverage your JD degree into a different career. How are lawyers making a smooth transition to new and exciting careers and what you can expect on the other side? 

Meet the panelists who will discuss their career transition from law to exciting areas in talent development/HR, government and entrepreneurship.

  • Aisha Greene, Director of Attorney Training & Development, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

  • MaLora McCullough, Special Counsel for Initiatives, Kings County District Attorney's Office

  • Lisa Owusu, Jewelry Designer/Fine Jeweler, Charlton & Lola

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Career Decoded: From Esquire to Compliance Professional
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Career Decoded: From Esquire to Compliance Professional

CIVIC HALL (MAP)

Are you a JD/Attorney thinking of switching careers?  Are you thinking about a career in compliance?  The ever changing and growing regulatory landscape and its rules is expanding all over the world, hence compliance has evolved into one of the most vital functions in business today and leading a consistent demand for suitable candidates has grown across varying industries.  This panel of compliance professionals will provide you with information on how to leverage your law degree and experience into a successful career in compliance in the financial services, government relations, pharmaceutical and health care industries.  The panelists will share tips on entering the compliance field, certification coursework, glimpse into their day to day activities, and more. 

Moderator: Blessed Dele-Michael, Compliance Consultant

Panelists:

  • Daniel Font, Head of Compliance Investigations and Process Improvement at Daiichi Sankyo 

  • Evan Kelley, Vice President of Group Financial Security at BNP Paribas 

  • Karen McKeon, Director, Government Relations Officer at UBS

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Spring Networking Mixer
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Networking Mixer

Join us and Lawlternate for a drink and mingle with lawyers and legal professionals at the Library Bar inside the Hudson Hotel.   Bring your business cards to share, learn & connect.  Food/hors d'oeuvres will also be served at Hudson Commons to all attendees.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Esquires 2.0: Pursuing Professional Passions Beyond the Law
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Esquires 2.0: Pursuing Professional Passions Beyond the Law

CIVIC HALL (MAP)

Legal practice can be a rewarding profession, but what happens if you decide to make a change?  Join us as we launch the More Than Esquires Network (MTEN) programming and events schedule with a group of lawyers that will share how they successfully transitioned into new careers beyond the law. 

Moderator: Jim Arnoff, The Arnoff Company

  • Tobi Carter, Editor/Author, Thomson Reuters

  • Euisun (Sunny) Pyun, Associate Real Estate Broker, The Corcoran Group

  • Chris Meehan, Manager-Global Financial Crimes Investigations, Morgan Stanley

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