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Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Corporate Counsel conference, March 15-18 in San Francisco, Calif. DeJonker will moderate a panel on “Strategies and Technology for Creating an Innovative Law Firms and In-House Legal Departments,” where panelists will share their real-world experience in building the "New Law" firms, the race among multinational law firms to find the competitive edge in the use of legal technology to deliver legal services, and how corporate legal teams have used technology to better align themselves with the goals of the C-Suite.

DeJonker also will speak on a panel at the HNBA Business Development Institute on March 17, a new program designed to teach new and aspiring law firm partners the business development strategies they will need to become successful rainmakers at their firms. A panel composed of high-ranking in-house counsel with hiring authority and senior law firm rainmakers with successful practices will act out scenarios, including a cocktail reception elevator pitch and a more formal pitch meeting scenario. Role play of each scenario will be followed by a Q&A session.

As a partner in Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group and Financial Services Client Service Group, DeJonker represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. DeJonker has more than 15 years of experience in the lender and borrower-side loan workouts and in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, with specific emphasis on troubled borrower restructuring and forbearance, commercial foreclosure and creditors’ rights, DIP and exit finance, and the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process.

DeJonker has a strong commitment to public service and holds leadership positions with several minority and diversity organizations, including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). In 2013, NAPABA named him one of its Best Lawyers Under 40. DeJonker is the immediate past chair of the Executive Council for the Fellows Alumni Association for LCLD, a national leadership program sponsored by Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 100 law firms to increase diversity at their leadership levels.

For more information about the conference, click here.