Author, Activist, Comedian and #LMA20 Keynote Speaker: Baratunde Thurston


The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Host

Chicago, IL: As the legal marketplace continues to evolve in uncertain times, we need more insight, more perspectives and yes, more laughter wouldn’t hurt either. Enter the reimagined 2020 Annual Conference keynote speaker, Baratunde Thurston, an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show and advised the Obama White House. He will deliver the keynote address on Monday, October 19 at 12:15 p.m. (EDT) followed by a bonus interactive townhall session.

Baratunde Thurston is a futurist comedian, author and cultural critic who helped re-launch “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” co-founded Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast and wrote The New York Times bestseller “How To Be Black.” Baratunde is a highly sought-after public speaker, television personality and thought leader who has been part of noteworthy institutions such as Fast Company, TED, the MIT Media Lab, The Onion and the gentrification of Brooklyn, New York. The Root named him to its list of 100 most influential African Americans and Fast Company listed him as one of the 100 Most Creative People In Business.

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Each year the LMA Annual Conference gathers legal marketing and business development professionals from across the country and around the globe to refresh their strategies, discover new ideas, explore new products and services and connect with their peers. For more information, visit

Founded in 1985, LMA is the universal voice of the legal marketing and business development profession, a forum that brings together CMOs and entry-level specialists from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, marketers from other professions and marketing students to share their collective knowledge. LMA’s 4,000 members hail from around the world. More than 90 percent of the largest 200 US law firms employ an LMA member. Members at every stage in their career development benefit from LMA participation because the association’s broad array of programs and services can be tailored to their specific needs. For more information about the Legal Marketing Association, visit

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