Shareholders Cinnamon Plonka and Michael Schwartz Participate in DEI Panel

Zausmer recently sponsored an event in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel Michigan (ACC) featuring Shareholders Cinnamon Plonka and Michael Schwartz.

The panel presentation was entitled Practice Makes Perfect: Avoiding Unexpected Pitfalls in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives.

The event took place on April 28, 2022 at the Detroit Pistons Performance Center. A discussion was moderated by Zausmer shareholder Michael Schwartz, with a panel featuring Zausmer shareholder Cinnamon Plonka; Richard Haddad, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer, Pistons Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons; Gabrielle (Gaby) McKee, Associate Counsel, Pistons Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons, and Executive Director of the Detroit Pistons Foundation; and Gretchen Kaplan, Senior Associate General Counsel, Brookfield Properties.

The presentation included a lively and informative panel discussion of topics such as hiring and recruitment, educating managers and employees, creating a culture of inclusion, and advancement and promotion through the lens of DEI. The panel also discussed recent DEI litigation that made national headlines and explored strategies for a more inclusive workplace.

Following the presentation, the ACC presented scholarships to three law students who plan to pursue a career in corporate law. A networking hour with refreshments closed out the evening.

Thank you to all who attended this amazing event!


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