Dean Blake Morant and Thomas Sager (’76) to speak at NALP Foundation Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 2

Dean Blake D. Morant and Thomas Sager (’76) will participate in panels at a conference titled “Tomorrow’s Law Practice: A Forum on the Market, Demand and Opportunities For Lawyers” on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Washington, D.C.

The conference is being presented by the NALP Foundation and the West LegalEdcenter. Dean Morant will speak on the panel, “Thinking Outside the Box About How We Hire Law School Graduates: What Will Make us Change Our Ways?.” He was appointed as the dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2007, and was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education in 2012 by the National Jurist Magazine. Dean Morant has served in numerous leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools and American Bar Association, and is considered a pre-eminent leader in legal education and scholarship.

The panel will be moderated by Nell Jessup Norton, a dean and professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Dean Morant will be joined by panelists Katherine Adams, Senior Vice President at Honeywell International; Michael Ray, Managing Director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, Fox P.L.L.C.; and Cynthia Richman, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Sager will be moderating a roundtable discussion, What is Driving the Change?: A Discussion of Globalization, Technology and Generational Preferences and How They Are Impacting Change in the Legal Industry.”  The panelists for this discussion will be Vincent Catanzaro, Senior Counsel at DuPont Legal; Ian Holloway, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Calgary; Walfrido Martinez, Managing Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP; Paul Smith, Partner at Eversheds Internation LLP; Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President at Thomson Reuters; and William Treanor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Law Center at Georgetown University Law Center.

Sager is the senior vice president and general counsel at DuPont Legal. He began his career with DuPont in 1976 as an attorney in the labor and securities group, and helped pioneer the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program and has continued oversight responsibility. Mr. Sager is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1976. He was named vice president and assistant general counsel in November 1999, and to his current position in 2008.  Mr. Sager was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the 40 most influential attorneys in the past decade, and was one of five general counsel acknowledged by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement as a 2010 “Legends in Law” recipient.