Bryan Cave’s LGBTQ Lawyers Affinity Group held its 2017 annual meeting recently in Atlanta. The planning committee, led by Rebekah McCorvey, oversaw the agenda which included teambuilding, a year in review and sessions focused on business and professional development. Group leaders Chris Dueringer and Tracy Talbot facilitated a strategic planning session to set goals for the coming year. Several Atlanta partners and members of firm leadership, including members of the Management and Executive Committees (Andy Auerbach, Chris Cesare, Larry Frazen, Greg Worthy and Peter Van Cleve) and Atlanta office Managing Partner Pat Watson joined the group throughout the meeting.

Guest speakers included Holiday Simmons, former director of community education and advocacy at Lambda Legal; Vandy Beth Glenn, a writer, editor and public speaker on transgender and workplace equality matters; and Donna Bedford, a coach and trainer who helps professionals leverage their strengths and develop the skills to successfully compete.