On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in the second of its Diversity Speaker Series, partner Sarah L. Reid, chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, welcomed Theresa Mohan, Senior Regional Counsel, US East, at IBM. Ms. Mohan’s presentation focused on client services, IBM’s strategic goals and business decisions, including its plans for cognitive software development through its computer, Watson. In this well received presentation, Ms. Mohan encouraged associates to be similarly goal oriented, to carefully listen to the needs of clients and be forward thinking in developing relationships. In the subsequent Q&A section, Ms. Mohan talked about her role in managing IBM’s global pro bono program.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational technology and consulting corporation with more than 400,000 employees. Headquartered in Armonk, New York, IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software and offers infrastructure and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. In 2012, IBM was ranked by Fortune as the #9 most profitable firm and the #19 largest firm in terms of revenue.

Ms. Mohan is a 1990 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a recipient of the ABA Section Pro Bono Committee’s 2010 National Public Service Award. More recently, IBM was recognized by the National Law Journal in its Pro Bono Hot List for the work done by Ms. Mohan in response to Hurricane Sandy.