ICAP In-House Career Accelerator Program

ICAP is designed to assist new in-house counsel of color in transitioning to and building a successful career as part of a corporate law department. ICAP is open to minority attorneys practicing management-side labor and employment law, with two years or less experience working in-house. 

ICAP will provide participants with career advancement skills in an intensive and interactive six-hour series of sessions with seasoned in-house practitioners while also exposing participants to the NELC’s national network of experienced minority labor and employment attorneys.

Virtual Conference (Part 2)

December 2, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CST

An interactive session on Executive Presence featuring
K.M. Zouhary of Cadenza Communications

K.M.’s career path started in The Second City’s smoke-filled lobby, then to the halls of Washington, and then back to Chicago’s courtrooms.  As an attorney at Proskauer Rose and Schiff Hardin, she represented clients in court and before administrative agencies.  K.M. investigated significant claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation for her clients.  Before her legal career, K.M. served as Chief of Staff of the National Endowment for the Arts and Associate Producer of HAIRSPRAY (Broadway).  She graduated from the Second City Chicago’s Conservatory, studied improvisation at the Magnet Theatre and PIT, and performed at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Ars Nova.

Most recently, K.M. added teaching to her resume.  K.M.’s students nominated her for the 2018 Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  She also appeared on 60 Minutes in connection with her clinical work for the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.

K.M. received her JD (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif) from Northwestern University School of Law and her BA (cum laude) from Yale.

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