Speaking

Engaging Audiences Around the Globe

Whether you are looking for a keynote speech or a full or half-day workshop, Lainey Feingold’s presentations are engaging, fun, packed with stories and full of up-to-date and relevant content. Workshops are interactive and every presentation invites audience participation. Lainey’s passion and depth of knowledge has made her a popular speaker across the globe.

Lainey has spoken to public interest and business lawyers, web designers, developers, accessibility teams, mediators and advocates, and corporate decision-makers. She has engaged law students across the United States and Canada. And she has run workshops for accessibility, legal, and disability rights communities in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand as well as in the United States.

Since publication of her book in late 2016, Lainey has delivered more than 100 talks and workshops on subjects related to digital accessibility, collaborative problem-solving, and disability rights.

Of course, during the pandemic Lainey is delivering talks and trainings virtually!

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Why Lainey?

Lainey is a pioneer in both the digital accessibility legal space and in collaborative problem-solving. Since 1995, she has negotiated close to 100 ground-breaking settlement agreements in the digital accessibility legal space – all without filing a single lawsuit. She has been recognized as both the Problem Solver of the Year and a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association.

In 2000, Lainey helped negotiate the first web accessibility agreement in the United States, with Bank of America. Since that time, she and her clients and co-counsel have engaged in win-win collaborations with organizations as varied as Major League Baseball, the American Cancer Society, the City and County of San Francisco, Patreon, and CVS.

Lainey brings this history, and her skills as a bridge builder and powerful storyteller, to every presentation. This, along with her ability to present negotiation strategy, accessibility best practices, and legal issues in an understandable and engaging way for any audience, are the pillars of her popularity as a speaker.

Lainey gave several outstanding presentations while in Toronto. Law students were engaged. Graduate students and faculty were intrigued. Practicing lawyers were inspired. Lainey’s approach, Structured Negotiation, is a fascinating dispute resolution mechanism which has applicability well beyond the disability rights field. Lainey has started a conversation that will certainly continue.

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Martha E. Simmons, --Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution, Academic Co- Director, Winkler Institute & Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall Law School

Testimonials

Lainey has twice been a guest lecturer at my Harvard Law School courses. Lainey’s talks have been a wonderful gift for my students. I assign readings from Lainey’s ground-breaking book, “Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits,” and encourage them to explore Lainey’s websiteLainey’s the real deal – a lawyer-visionary who brings humility, curiosity, and tenacity to her work an advocate. I highly recommend her.

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David A. Hoffman, John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Law attorney, and Founder, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

Lainey captivated a room of lawyers with her exceptional ability to inspire and she articulated a clear and pragmatic framework to achieve systemic change. Lainey does this so skillfully by challenging the legal profession to redefine its entrenched roles and beliefs.

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Robert Lattanzio, Executive Director, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Sydney Australia

Her engaging and motivational style educated attendees, while inspiring them how to make a greater impact with their work and advocacy.

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Dennis Deacon, Organizer, Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup

Participants loved the training Lainey’s an exceptional trainer who leaves a lasting impression on her audience. Attendee feedback included “More time! Amazing training! Thank you!” “This could be a full day event – excellent!” “I thought this was a great presentation / CLE. Just fantastic. Wish it were longer.”

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Stacie Price, Lawyer, Disability Rights Tennessee

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Highlight reel from Lainey’s workshop in Vitoria, Basque Country Spain (2019)

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    This page is about Lainey Feingold as a public speaker. There is a video on the page about a training Lainey did in Spain.  There are also quotes from people who have heard Lainey speak. One person said they were surprised that a legal session could be fun.  Lainey has given talks around the world.  She speaks about Structured Negotiation and  digital access. She also talks about disability rights and ethics. Structured Negotiation helps people solve problems without conflict. Access is about making sure tech works for disabled people. Lainey’s talks are for anyone interested in cooperation and a more inclusive world.