Juneteenth and Legal: The Work for Advancing Equity

June 19th is a day for celebration and a recognition of the continued fight for freedom and equity for African Americans. While progress has been made in recent years, there is still more that organizations in the legal and legal technology industries can invest in to meaningfully contribute to greater equity.

Law & Candor welcomes Oral Pottinger, partner at Mayer Brown, and Stacy Ybarra, Chief Marketing Officer at Lighthouse, to discuss how grassroots campaigns, allyship, equitable pay policies, and executive visibility and sponsorship can contribute to greater equity in the workplace.

This episode's sighting of radical brilliance: Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class Of 2019NPR

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Stacy Ybarra

As Chief Marketing Officer of Lighthouse, Stacy serves as an innovative marketer leading with a customer-obsessed, insights-driven, and outcome-based approach to branding, communications, thought leadership, demand generation, and product and solutions marketing. She’s a versatile leader known for developing and inspiring high performing teams. Stacy has a long history of growing brands and building strong workplace cultures, and believes great brands are built from the inside out, energized by a culture that promotes growth, impact and belonging. 

Prior to this role, Stacy was Vice President of Marketing at Lighthouse from August 2017 to January 2023. Before Lighthouse, she was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Blucora NASDAQ: BCOR (formerly Infospace), where she provided overall guidance for the company’s internal and external communications, brand, and corporate giving functions. While there, Stacy implemented plans to ensure a positive corporate image and culture during multiple phases of turnaround, strategic repositioning, and renewal. She also led numerous financial communications initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and public offerings. 

Before joining Blucora in 2005, Stacy was an Investment Relations Analyst at Cascade Investment, a private investment and holding company for William H. Gates III and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous to her role at Cascade Investment, she served in various investor relations roles at 360networks Inc. and XO Communications. She began her career at Telecommunications Inc. (now Comcast Corp) in marketing. 

Law and Candor

The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Paige Hunt explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology, including AI, is creating for eDiscovery, modern data, compliance, privacy, and information governance.