I just got back from a great trip to both San Diego and Los Angeles. I met with In-House legal groups and worked with Jane and our two co-chairs, Mark Tarango and Will Delgado, on the Annual Meeting to be held in Hollywood on September 16-19. Great progress is being made and we hope to have registration up in early May so stay tuned. I want to thank City National Bank and their General Counsel, Michael Cahill, for hosting a great cocktail session for our law firms, In-House, and sponsors at their corporate headquarters this past Thursday. Over 60 people attended to hear about NAMWOLF, our Annual Meeting and the amazing firms that are part of NAMWOLF. We also were fortunate to hear about all of the great diversity and inclusion initiatives that City National Bank is involved in. I am planning several more trips in the coming months including N. California in mid-June and Seattle in July. I’m happy to meet with corporate legal groups that have an interest in learning more about NAMWOLF and procuring high quality and high value legal services, while at the same timing aligning perfectly with their corporate supplier initiatives. As you have heard before, it’s a very compelling value proposition. I’m pretty confident that based on the response from the several companies I met with last week, they will be attending our Annual Meeting and looking for opportunities to use our law firms.
Joel Stern, NAMWOLF, CEO