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Chambers Diversity Seminar Santiago: October 24

Chambers Diversity Seminar Santiago: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Their Legal Career, in association with Carey

The diversity event was held on Monday 24th October 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Santiago, Chile.

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Calle El Alcalde No. 15, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile



Jorge Carey
Senior Partner
Jorge Carey is the current chair of the Executive Committee of Carey. He graduated from the Universidad Católica de Chile Law School and has a Master in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University Law School where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.

Jorge is a Conciliator of the Center for the Settlement of International Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C., appointed by the Chilean Government. He is also Chairman of Moneda Chile Fund, Vice-Chairman of AFP Provida, Quebrada Blanca and Enaex, and member of the board of several other publicly traded corporations and of non-profit institutions, including Masisa, Cemento Melón, Centro de Estudios Internacionales (UC), Instituto Libertad and Corporación del Patrimonio Cultural de Chile.

He led the Chilean legal team defending Chile in a US$ 700 million claim before ICSID, which ended last month after 17 years of litigation with a conclusive award totally favorable to Chile.  He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers and Partners in 2007 and from Latin Lawyer in 2016.


Rocio Suarez
Global Diversity - Women In Law Programme Manager
Chambers and Partners
Rocio Suarez is a Spanish qualified lawyer and the Diversity Manager at Chambers and Partners. Rocio specialises in International Law and European Affairs and practised in a law firm in Italy. She gained extensive experience by working in institutions, governmental bodies and human rights organisations across Europe and South America. Rocio worked at the legal division of Eurojust in The Hague and collaborated in a justice project at the Ministry for Women in Peru. She has also been an active member of several women’s movements in the UK, Spain and Peru.

Previously Rocio worked as a researcher for the Chambers Latin American guide, before transitioning to being the Diversity Manager where she now works with general counsel, barristers and law firms across the world, organising and moderating legal seminars covering all aspects of diversity including those facing women working within the law.



María Eugenia Sandoval
Chilean Supreme Court
María Eugenia Sandoval serves as a Judge of the Chilean Supreme Court, a position she has held since May 2011. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, she served as a constituent lawyer of the Corte de Apelaciones de San Miguel. Over her 40-year plus career, she has worked as an abogada de Fiscalia del Banco de Concepcion and has also served on the directory board of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Chile, Colombia and US from 1977 to 2006, where she also became a partner.

She has also been recognised for her extensive academic experience in Tax Law: María Eugenia has been a Lecturer in Tax Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Los Andes. Additionally, she also served as a Tax Professor in postgraduate courses for the Universidad de Concepcion and the Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Chile. María Eugenia received her Law Degree from the Universidad de Concepcion de Chile and qualified as a lawyer in 1971.


Michele DeStefano
Professor | Founder & Director
University of Miami School of Law | LawWithoutWalls
Michele DeStefano is the founder and director of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 1000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students that collaborate to solve problems and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an open access e-journal that publishes engaging authors' works about cutting edge issues in compliance and ethics. Michele writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. She is currently conducting research on Heads of Innovation at law firms and General Counsels at international corporations in support of her upcoming book, The Innovation Tournament: Transforming How Lawyers Collaborate

Michele presents regularly at law firms, corporations, and legal organizations on Innovation, Teaming, Collaboration, Culture Creation, Compliance, and Technology. In addition to teaching courses on the Changing Legal Profession and Entrepreneurship at University of Miami School of Law, she is Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and Guest Faculty  in Harvard Law School's Executive Education program. Michele received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.  She has been recently recognized by the ABA as one of ten 2013 Legal Rebels and has been admitted to the Massachussets, Minnesota and District of Columbia bars.



Trish Gyorey
McKinsey & Company
Trish Gyorey has worked within McKinsey’s Operations practice for the past ten years, assisting clients across multiple sectors in implementing transformations to their manufacturing operations and supply chains. She recently transferred to McKinsey’s Santiago office in 2014 to help drive growth in operations work in the region. Trish also leads the ‘All In’ diversity initiative in Santiago, a program dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the company.
Trish received her Bachelors of Science in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1993, before completing a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the same university. She later graduated with a MBA from Ross School of Business in 2006. Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked for 14 years in the American automotive industry, at both Ford Motor Company and Lear Corporation.