THURSDAY, OCT 15
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM / PACIFIC BALLROOM SALON 21
CLLA Luncheon, presentation of the Lawrence P. King Award & Keynote
Making It In a Man's World
Learn how a very ordinary little girl ended up leading a very extraordinary life. By have confidence, taking risks, beating the odds, and overcoming adversity, anyone can be the champion of their own life.
Keynote, Jackie Kallen
Jackie Kallen is the world’s most successful female boxing manager. She fought against all odds to prevail in a male-dominated professional.
A journalist-turned publicist for Thomas Hearns and Detroit’s Kronk Boxing Team, Kallen spent ten years learning the ropes of the boxing world. As a manager, she groomed James Toney to become a world champion shortly after launching her business. At the podium, Kallen reveals her secrets to overcome adversity in all forms-sexism, discrimination and even life-threatening illness-to triumph overall.
Kallen, a writer since elementary school, had a colorful career before she ever met a boxer. An entertainment journalist who interviewed everyone from the Rolling Stones to Elvis and Sinatra, her work led her from hometown Detroit to New York City and back home to raise her family. A 1977 interview with six-time world champion boxer Thomas Hearns set her on her path, beginning as a publicist for him and the legendary Kronk Boxing Team. For ten years Kallen learned the ins and outs of the business. By 1988, she was ready to strike out on her own, managing fighters including a scrappy you man named James “Lights Out” Toney. Three years after she started managing him, Toney was a champ and Jackie was on top of the game. Still, despite two nominations for Manager of the Year, a stint as commissioner of the Female Boxers Association and a wall full of awards and honors, Kallen continues to fight for acceptance. Jackie is the author of Hit Me with Your Best Shot: A Fight Plan for Dealing with All of Life’s Hard Knocks. She is also driven to raise awareness about women’s health issues, specifically the early detection of heart decease and breast cancer. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Kallen motivates audiences to empower themselves and fight against adversity to achieve personal success. Jackie currently resides in Los Angeles.
THURSDAY, OCT 15
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM / GRAND BALLROOM 21
CLLA Koger Eduction Program
Disrupted Industries and the Bankruptcy Fallout
The global pandemic and resulting economic fallout, along with federal, state and local government responses have modified the landscape of bankruptcy. The panel will address the effects and issues relative to multiple distressed industries.
Tucker Arensberg, PC
Jenner & Block, LLP
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA