Welcome to the Fellows Weekly Announcements
Email announcements are sent to Fellows every Tuesday and feature program news and information, professional opportunities, and alerts of upcoming events to help you get the most out of your participation in the LCLD Fellows Program. These announcements will be archived on the LCLD website.
Questions about the announcements? Email Caitlin Puffenberger, LCLD Communications Specialist.
- Personal Announcements
- New Faces at LCLD
- 2016 Fellows Announcements
- Alumni Announcements
- Fellows Events and Opportunities
- Events and Opportunities of Interest
- Job Opportunities
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2016 Fellow David Kim is now Partner at Ford Harrison LLP.
2015 Fellow Ameet Patel is now Senior Associate at Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP.
2013 Fellow Christopher Pickett was named a Hero in Diversity by the St. Louis Small Business Journal. Read more here. Christopher also recently wrote an article for St. Louis Lawyer on Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale's diversity efforts. Read more here.
2013 Fellow Anita Tarar is now Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae.
Keep up with other news in the LCLD community through the LCLD Weekly News Digest. If you are interested in receiving the News Digest in your inbox each week, email Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bunkers in Baghdad, a not-for-profit founded by 2014 Fellow Joseph Hanna, sends new and used golf balls, clubs, and equipement to U.S. troops depolyed around the world. Bunkers in Baghdad recently partnered with Topgolf to to send more materials to tropos. Read more here.
We would love to hear more about your volunteer activities in your community. Please send a summary of your efforts to 2013 Fellow Reena Bajowala at email@example.com, 2015 Fellow Rafael Zahralddin at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com.
New Faces at LCLD
Nicole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager
Nichole Velasquez, LCLD’s newest addition, was first exposed to LCLD through its 1L Scholars Program. As Director of Private Sector Recruitment and Outreach at Maryland Law School, she helped promote the Scholars program to students and worked with city leads to plan events for them.
“I like the way LCLD is focused on results and empowering people to advance their careers,” she said. “A lot of organizations have diversity programs, but LCLD is taking it another step – and now, seeing what goes into developing these programs, there’s a whole new level that I don’t see paralleled by any organization.”
Before working at the law school, Nichole worked in the Maryland Attorney General’s office and in private practice. She has a five-year-old daughter and two-year-old twins.
Nichole will supervise the LCLD Fellows Program, including managing the Fellows meetings, Leadership Lunches, and Learning Experiences.
2016 Fellows Announcements
THIRD FELLOWS MEETING: AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE: San Diego, CA - March 2-4, 2017
The agenda is now available for the Third Fellows Meeting. Please click here to view the agenda, register for the event, and for instructions to book your hotel room. For questions about registration or the hotel, please contact Stella Askin, Program & Events Coordinator.
FUND APPROVAL PROCESS: FELLOWS ALUMNI REGIONAL EVENTS
More than $18,000 of the funds raised in last year's All-In Campaign have been set aside to fund and support regional events and activities that aim to serve the Fellows Alumni Association's strategic goals. For more information on how to request funding, click here. If you have questions, please contact Fellows Alumni Programs Committee Co-Chairs Jin Liu and Lica Tomizuka.
NOMINATE A FELLOWS ALUMNUS TO RECEIVE THE RICK PALMORE AWARD: Due March 1, 2017
The Rick Palmore LCLD Fellows Alumni Awards recognize the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD Fellows Alumni who have paved the way for and assisted with the advancement of the LCLD Fellows Program and diverse attorneys. Click here to learn about the selection process and nomination criteria. Please submit a completed nomination form and supplemental materials to Courtney Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET. The award winner will be announced in early May and receive the award at the Sixth Annual Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium in NYC. For questions about the process, contact Zohra Tejani, Immediate Past Chair of the Fellows Executive Council.
REGISTER FOR THE FELLOWS ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: New York, NY - June 1-3, 2017
The Sixth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium will be held in New York at Microsoft Corporation's Time Square location and at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel June 1-3. Click here to register.
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$175 Early Bird Registration: Open through February 28, 2017
$200 Regular Registration: March 1-April 30, 2017
$250 Late Registration: May 1-31, 2017
Registration Fee - Corporate Fellows:
$150 Regular Registration: Open through May 31, 2017
For questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, LCLD Fellows Alumni Programs Manager, at email@example.com.
FELLOWS ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LCLD Member organizations are invited to sponsor the Sixth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium in New York this June. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, email Courtney Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWS ALUMNI - ARE YOU ALL IN?
The "All In!" campaign is off to a great start, with contributions from 50 Fellows Alumni. Your contribution helps build and sustain a national community that will have far-reaching effects for all Alumni.
Please take a minute now and click here to access PayPal to make your contribution. Please note that:
- There is a $4.04 convenience fee associated with using PayPal. If you prefer not to pay a convenience fee and pay by check, please email Courtney Nolde, Fellows Alumni Program Manager at LCLD.
- You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal to make your contribution. Look for the “Don’t have a PayPal Account?” message and follow the simple instructions.
Fellows Events and Opportunities
MINNESOTA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR: Minneapolis, MN - March 15, 2017
The Minnesota Fellows will be having a happy hour event on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at Seven in downtown Minneapolis. All are welcome! Please contact 2013 Fellow Caryn Boisen at email@example.com with questions and to RSVP.
ATLANTA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR: Atlanta, GA - March 16, 2017
Atlanta Fellows are invited to attend a happy hour on March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at JCT Kitchen on Howell Mill Road/14th Street. If you have questions, please contact 2015 Fellow Komal Patel at Komal_Patel@homedepot.com.
Events and Opportunities of Interest
2017 PBI ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Washington, DC - March 8-10, 2017
The 2017 Pro Bono Institute Annual Conference will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, March 8-10. Click here more information. If you plan to attend, please contact Fellows Alumni Immediate Past Chair Zohra Tejani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOL COMPENSATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PRIVATE COMPANY 2017: New York, NY and Live webcast - March 13, 2017
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2017: Pay, Performance, and Perspectives will be held on March 13 at 9 a.m. 2016 Fellow Marissa Holob will be speaking on a panel called "Executive Compensation for the Non-Publicly Traded Company: Comparisons, Contrasts, Trends, and New Issues." Click here for more information and to register.
NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: New York, NY - Deadline March 17, 2017
The New York City Bar is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Associate Leadership Insitute, a five-part series of high-development training for 4th-8th-year associates at these firms. Click here for more information and to nominate an associate.
DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN WASHINGTON: Washington, DC - March 30, 2017
The DC Attorneys of Color Affinity Group presents "Diverse Communitites in Washington DC," a look at the African-American community on U Street in the early 1900s featuring a viewing of "Black Broadway on U." The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Blank Rome on 1825 Eye Street NW. The event is being organization by 2015 Fellow Saminaz Akhter. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Karyn Cleveland-Barnes.
EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE ANNUAL DINNER: New York, NY - April 5, 2017
The Equal Justice Initiative Annual Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. EJI was founded by Bryan Stevenson, who spoke at the 2016 Fellows Alumni Conference. If you are interested in supporting EJI, please click here for information on how to attend the dinner. LCLD is not affiliated with the Equal Justice Initiative
MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION'S GENERAL COUNSEL SUMMIT: Miami, FL - April 19-22, 2017
MCCA's General Counsel Summit will be held at Turnberry Isle Miami Resort. Click here for details. If you are planning to attend, please contact 2015 Fellow Rakesh Gopalan at email@example.com to coordinate an informal LCLD gathering.
Counsel, Labor & Employment: Publicis Group/Re:Sources USA - Chicago, IL
Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Privacy: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Lead Counsel, Open Source & IP: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Marketing Counsel: Facebook - New York, NY
Lead Counsel, WhatsApp: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Ads and Privacy Counsel: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy: The Home Depot - Atlanta, GA
Patent Counsel: Eli Lilly & Co. - Indianapolis, IN
Director Employee Relations Counsel, International Relations: Target Corp. - Minneapolis, MN
Click here for more information and to apply.
Posting of Job Opportunities in the Fellows Weekly Announcements
To post a job opportunity, please send the following information to Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Title and location of the position
2. Contact information of individual to contact with additional questions about the position
3. PDF of the job description
Job Opportunities will remain in the Fellows Weekly Announcements for four consecutive weeks and then be removed. You may request one posting renewal for an additional four weeks. There is no cost for posting. Opportunities received in accordance with the policy prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday will be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements released on the following Tuesday. Please note that Associate positions are no longer being posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements.