11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Peace, Love, Revolution will highlight the experiences of the LGBTQ community in the legal industry, opportunities for allies in the legal industry; and actions ChIPs members can take to create a more inclusive legal industry.
- Justice Sabrina McKenna, Hawaii Supreme Court
- Hilary Ware, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, Netflix
- DJ Healey, Partner, Spencer Fane
- Shauna Madison, Director of People, Culture and Equity, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Justice Sabrina McKenna
Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna has served on the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court since March 3, 2011. She grew up in Japan and the Philippines before graduating from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa (UHM) and then its William S. Richardson School of Law (“WSRSL”) in 1982, where she served as law review editor-in-chief. She was a civil litigator, general counsel to a Japan-based conglomerate, and a WSRSL faculty member before serving as a Hawaiʻi state trial court judge from 1993 to 2011, presiding over civil, criminal, and family matters. She is a board member of the International Association of LBGTQ+ Judges, and lectures regularly on LGBTQ+ issues, including in Japan, India, and Eastern Europe.
Justice McKenna has also chaired various judiciary committees, most recently the Chief Justice’s Task Force on Attorney Well-Being. Her awards American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement (2023), the American Bar Association Stonewall Award(2021), the National Asian American Bar Association’s Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award(2015), the Hawai#i Friends for Civil Rights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Friends Award (2011), the University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumnus Award (2009), and the Hawaii Women Lawyers Outstanding Judicial Achievement Award (2007). She has also been recognized in Honolulu Magazine’s March 2023 “Inspiring Women Who Make Hawaiʻi a Better Place” issue, as an Eminent Jurist by the Jindal Global Law School (2020), and by the Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation as a Global Women in Law & Leadership Honoree (2017).
Hilary Ware is Associate General Counsel & Vice President of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Netflix. She has global responsibility for Netflix’s litigation, regulatory compliance, privacy, data security, and labor and employment teams. She is also the co-chair of the Legal Diversity Committee. She has been recognized as a Woman Leader in Tech Law by the Recorder and received the Corporate Counsel Award from Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom. She is also a frequent speaker on issues of diversity in the legal profession and work-life balance. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD/EdM from Harvard University and clerked in the Southern District of Florida before moving to California to practice law. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and their blended family of six kids.
With a thriving legal career, Danielle Joy (DJ) Healey, transitioned to a trans woman in 2017. While her transition then made big news in the legal community, there is much more to DJ. DJ is one of the top-rated intellectual property attorneys in the U.S. Some of her recognitions include being recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property (2013-2017); listed in “The World’s Leading Patent Litigators” since 2011 by Intellectual Asset Management; ranked for Intellectual Property by Chambers Global since 2008; and listed in Best Lawyers in America, to name a few.
A few years ago, DJ wrote a book called Kindness for the Damned, which she later made into a movie called Leaves of the Tree. The movie starred Eric Roberts and was a huge success. It has been recognized at numerous film festivals across the world. In 2021, her own life was featured in a documentary, “Our Dad, Danielle.”
Danielle (DJ) Healey has been dealing with clients’ most complex intellectual property and related antitrust issues for over 30 years in counseling, licensing, federal courts, state courts, and agencies, as well as handling antitrust, mediation, and arbitration matters. She has focused on trade secrets, non-disclosure and protection problems, patent strategy, and enforcement on both domestic and international matters, as well as related antitrust and tort claims. She has a wealth of experience from her decades of litigation and transactional work.
DJ has tried cases in U.S. District Courts, state courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the International Chamber of Commerce (arbitration), the American Arbitration Association, the NASD Arbitration Forum, and private arbitration. She was counsel for ION Geophysical in the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision on international patent enforcement and remedies, WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical, 138 S. Ct. 2129 (2018), has argued appeals in the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Fourth Circuit courts of appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Intermediate Courts of Appeals.
DJ graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985 with honors, and Brown University in 1982. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable James DeAnda of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, from 1985-1987.
Shauna R. Madison, Esq. is the Director of People, Culture, and Equity and a member of NCLR’s Management Team. Shauna utilizes her expertise in labor and employment law, people management, and 501(c)(3) consultation to advise NCLR on holistic, trauma-informed, legally compliant policies and practices.
Prior to joining NCLR, Shauna was Managing Partner at Medina Orthwein LLP – a queer-owned civil rights firm where she practiced as a full-time litigator and supervisor, focusing on employment discrimination and prisoner rights. Shauna also managed the firm’s human resources department by recruiting, hiring, supervising, training, and reviewing employees from an employee-centered, trauma-informed lens. While at the firm, Shauna also spoke on panels nationwide, discussing “Beyond Traditional DE&I” and employment law best practices, adding to her list of 30+ appearances as a guest speaker, panelist, and moderator. Additionally, since 2019, Shauna has provided pro bono legal, HR, and DE&I consultation to various 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shauna received her law degree from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and African & African American Studies, with a minor in Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Davis.
Shauna, her wife, and two dogs live in Contra Costa County where Shauna practices self-care by tackling ambitious DIY projects.
Justice Sabrina McKenna