San Francisco partner Cheryl Orr spoke at the 2018 First Chair Awards Conference & Gala in Chicago on August 29.

The annual awards program, now in its seventh year, honored in‐house counsel from some of the country’s most recognized companies who have made significant contributions to the legal community. The event included a full day of CLE programming, including a General Counsel roundtable and numerous breakout sessions led by law firm practitioners and members of the in-house community.

Cheryl presented on a panel titled “Hot Topics in Employment Law” with Lori Bowman of Ogletree Deakins, Margo Wolf O’Donnell of Benesch, and Gary Clark of Quarles & Brady. Stephanie Sweitzer of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius moderated.

Drinker Biddle was a platinum sponsor of the full-day event, and the exclusive company sponsor of the gala’s highest honor, the “Drinker Biddle General Counsel Award.” Drinker Biddle attorneys in attendance at the event included Lynne Anderson, Dan Brown, Stephanie Dodge Gournis, Ken Dort, Kate Gold, Michael Halsband, Ramon Miyar, David Woolf and Vern Zvoleff.