Best or Worst of times

Career models for young lawyers – and cultivating the qualities to ensure success

When: Wednesday 23 October – 7.00 – 8.15pm

Where: The Graduate Law Centre, The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2nd Floor, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Followed by:  Drinks Reception, donated by the In-House Community


  • How has the career model for young lawyers changed?
  • Will modern law firms in the future have non-partner lawyers who are successfully involved in client work on a permanent basis?
  • What can you expect from an in-house career?
  • Can lawyers also be entrepreneurs?
  • What are the qualities of those that want to pursue a successful career in the legal space?

A presentation and discussion moderated by:

  • Patrick Dransfield, Director, In-House CommunityTM

Joining Patrick will be:

  • Rebecca Hong – Managing Counsel, Greater Asia Region, Intel Semiconductor (US) LLC
  • Vincent Connor – Partner, Pinsent Masons (Hong Kong), specializing in Construction and Engineering Law
  • Michael Lin – Partner, Marks & Clerk (Hong Kong), specializing in IP and Start-ups
  • Tessa Whittle – Head of Legal / Managing Consultant, KorumLegal
  • Dr Herman Knott, Partner, Andersen Tax & Legal, based in Germany
  • Nancy Stafford, Vice Chair, ABA International: Chair, Advisory Committee, ABA Center for Human Rights

And other experienced professionals representing the full gamut of legal careers, including a leading Private Practice Partner, a Legal Entrepreneur, a seasoned In-House Counsel and lawyers with experience of working for Non-Profit Organizations.

Exclusively delivered at The Graduate Law Centre, The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Supported by:

ABA logo 2019   CUHK   In-House Community 2019 (MAIN LOGO)