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? Please email Stephanie Uzel.
Did You Know?
Nominations are open for the Rick Palmore Fellows Alumni Award! See details below.
2016 Fellow Jade Laye spoke on a panel on preliminary patent due diligence issues at the Houston office of Haynes and Boone LLP.
2016 Fellow Lamia Matta received The Burton Awards 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for her article titled "From Souks to Boardrooms: Strategies for Meeting the FCPA Challenges of Doing Business in the Middle East." Read more about her honor here.
2016 Fellow Aimee Soucie recently spoke on two panels, entitled "Protecting Your Most Precious Assets – Your IP – in a Startup World" and “Finding Mentors/Creating Community,” at the April 2016 Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration in Ithaca, NY. While in Ithaca, she also spoke to a group of students at Cornell Law School regarding legal career paths.
2015 Fellow Rafael Zahralddin taught the "Bankruptcy Legal Update and Best Practices to Keep You Ahead of the Curve" course to credit professionals at the NACM Transportation Revenue Management Group ("TRMG") at the TRMG Spring Conference in Savannah Georgia today.
2014 Fellow Leyza Blanco was re-appointed to the Florida Bar's Diversity and Inclusion Committee for a one year term, effective July 1.
2014 Fellow Caldwell Camero is now a Senior Trademark Attorney at Fluke Corporation.
2013 Fellow Jason DeJonker is now a partner at Bryan Cave LLP.
2011 Elke Suber is now Assistant General Counsel, Worldwide Retail Stores, of Microsoft.
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 email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016 FELLOWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Pittsburgh, PA - June 7-8, 2016
Registration is now open for The PNC Financial Services Group Learning Experience hosted by Greg Jordan, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Government Affairs, on June 8, 2016 in Pittsburgh. The Learning Experience will kick off with a welcome event on June 7th. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please note that 2016 Fellows will be registered for this event on a first-come, first-served basis, and Fellows from other classes will be placed on the wait list.
2016 FELLOWS MONTHLY CALL & ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER QUESTION: April 21, 2016 at 1:30pm
On April 21st at 1:30pm EST, the 2016 Fellows will have the opportunity to speak with John Mitchell. The teleconference numbers is 1-877-294-8214, and the access code is 7717602. John shared coaching techniques that allow us to work with others to help them discover and develop their own interests and areas of improvement. Click here to access his presentation materials.
Please plan to connect with your accountability partner to revisit the following question from your first accountability partner exercise in Austin: What are your goals for the Fellowship year? Using coaching techniques, help your accountability partner set concrete milestones for reaching those goals.
HELP LCLD BY ATTENDING A COMPASS CONVERSATION
LCLD is looking for Fellows to attend Compass Conversations for the 2016 Pathfinders. Compass Conversations are small group gatherings that provide an opportunity for LCLD Pathfinders (early-career attorneys) to hear from Fellows on a range of career and professional topics. If you are willing to host or attend a Compass Conversation in your area, please click here to let us know what dates and times work for you. We will schedule the events in each city based on the availability of Fellows and Pathfinders, so we ask that you complete the survey by Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m. Contact Walt Lohmann at email@example.com with questions.
ATLANTA GROUP MENTORING EVENT: Atlanta, GA - April 19, 2016
Atlanta-area Fellows are invited to join Mentors and Mentees from LCLD's Success in Law School Mentoring Program for a group event on April 19. Litigation and corporate counsel from Atlanta’s government, corporations, and law firms will lead roundtable discussions regarding the practice of law and will field questions from participating students. We need two Fellows to participate in these roundtable discussions. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Bunting-Graden at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please click here. RSVP to Lori Murray at email@example.com by April 15, 2016.
NEW YORK AREA FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: New York, NY - April 20, 2016
New York Fellows are welcome to attend a Graduation Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Bar Downstairs at the Andaz Hotel, 485 Fifth Avenue at 41st Street. Please RSVP to Rena Andoh at RAndoh@sheppardmullin.com and Kersti Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBUS AREA 2015 FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Columbus, OH - April 21, 2016
Columbus-area Fellows are invited to a 2015 Fellows Graduation Happy Hour at Denmark on High at 463 N High Street (across from the Convention Center) beginning at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP or for receive more info, please contact Parag Shah at email@example.com.
INDIANAPOLIS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Indianapolis, IN - April 22, 2016
Indianapolis-area Fellows are invited to a 2015 Fellows Graduation Happy Hour on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. Please contact Kiamesha Colom at KColom@beneschlaw.com to RSVP and for details.
HOUSTON SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING EVENT: Houston, TX - April 27, 2016
Join Mentors and Mentees for a panel on "Building Your Legal Career While Still in Law School: How to Best Use Your Time This Summer and Beyond," featuring LCLD Fellows Demetra Liggins, Yvette Gatling, and Wasif Qureshi. The panel will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Thompson & Knight LLP offices in Houston. Please RSVP to Wasif Qureshi at Qureshi@fr.com.
DC 2015 FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Washington, DC - April 28, 2016
DC-area Fellows are welcome to attend a cocktail reception celebrating the end of the 2015 Fellows program year at K&L Gates on April 28. Contact 2015 Fellows Soyong Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jeanne Dworetzky at email@example.com for more information.
PHILADELPHIA 2015 FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Philadelphia, PA - April 28th
Philadelphia-area Fellows are welcome to attend a 2015 Fellows Graduation Happy Hour at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 28th at Charlie was a Sinner located at 131 S. 13th Street. For more information and to RSVP, contact Kristine Maciolek at KMSmall@pplweb.com.
DEEPENING RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPING LEADERS: San Francisco, CA - May 2, 2016
Bay Area Fellows are welcome to attend a discussion on leadership with Laura Stein, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Clorox Company and Chair-Elect of the LCLD Board of Directors, and Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Sign-in will begin at 5:45 p.m. and a reception will follow the discussion. Please RSVP to Barbara Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2016. Direct any questions to 2015 Fellows Darren Teshima and Gillian Thackray.
FELLOWS ALUMNI REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE: Chicago, IL - May 2, 2016
Join law department and law firm leaders, as well as a group of LCLD Fellows Alumni, for lunch and a candid roundtable discussion about diversity and success on Monday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hinshaw & Culbertson office in Chicago. Speakers will share their personal challenges and experiences with mentorship and sponsorship, work-life balance, and characteristics for career success. Click here for more information. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Diane Webster at email@example.com or 312-704-3000.
FELLOWS ALUMNI REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE: Minneapolis, MN - May 24, 2016
Please join Tim Baer, the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Target Corporation, and Andrew Humphrey, Managing Partner of Faegre Baker Daniels, for a discussion of "The Well-Rounded Leader: How Managing Your Physical and Mental Energy Can Help Unlock Your Creativity and Help You Become More Successful." Please contact Mara Kaplan to register for this event.
FELLOWS ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS
NOMINATE A FELLOWS ALUMNUS TO RECEIVE THE RICK PALMORE LCLD FELLOWS ALUMNI AWARD
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 all supplemental materials to Jessie Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6, 2016, at 5 p.m. ET. The award winner will be announced in early June and receive the award at the Fifth Annual Fellows Alumni Conference. For questions about the process, contact Jason DeJonker, Chair-Elect of the LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council.
REGISTER FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE: Chicago, IL - June 23-26, 2016
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$200 Regular Registration: March 1 - April 30, 2016
$250 Late Registration: May 1 - June 15, 2016
Registration Fee - Corporate Fellows:
$150 Regular Registration: Open through June 15, 2016
For questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, LCLD Special Project Manager, at email@example.com.
2011 FELLOWS FIVE YEAR REUNION: Chicago, IL - June 25, 2016
2011 Fellows are invited to attend a five-year anniversary celebration at this year's Fellows Alumni Conference on Saturday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at The Whit Rooftop Lounge. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LCLD Member organizations are invited to sponsor the Fifth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference in Chicago this June. Click here to see all sponsorship levels. If you or your organization are interested, email Courtney Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWS ALUMNI - ARE YOU ALL IN?
Fellows Alumni contributions by class.
When the Executive Council asked Fellows Alumni if they would be willing to support the program with an annual contribution, the overwhelming response was, "We're All In!" Funding is crucial for the strength and growth of the Fellows Alumni association, so the EC asks each of you to make a personal commitment of $125. Click here for instructions how to make your contribution.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
NAWL LITIGATION AFFINITY GROUP WEBINAR: April 19, 2016
On April 19, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Litigation Affinity Group will host a webinar, Time to Listen Up: A Webinar Discussion with In-House Counsel about Obtaining and Maintaining Relationships. The purpose of the webinar is to bring both in-house counsel and private practice attorneys together in order to foster discussions regarding how to obtain and maintain business from in-house legal departments, with a focus on business involving litigation. LCLD Fellow Alumni Megan Brillault of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. will co-moderate the discussion that will feature in-house counsel from Blackberry, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and CBS Corporation. The webinar is open to all – NAWL members and non-members. Please click here to register and click here for more information.
2016 ANNUAL OHIO WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: Columbus, OH - May 18-19, 2016
The annual Ohio Women's Bar Association Conference will be held May 18-19, 2016. Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association and LCLD's Diversity Professional at Locke Lord LLP, is the keynote speaker. 2014 Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers will be sworn in as President of the OWBA at the same meeting. Click here for more information.
PANEL SPEAKERS NEEDED - LAVENDER LAW 2015 CAREER SERVICES AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR LAW STUDENTS: Washington, DC - August 6, 2016
Are you planning to attend the 2016 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair? Would you like to speak to students to provide tips for success? This panel, moderated by LCLD Program Director Lori Lorenzo, will include lawyers from law firms, in-house legal departments, government, and non-profit organizations. The National LGBT Bar Association currently needs speakers for this panel which will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Panelists will be required to participate in one planning call in advance of the session. Please feel free to forward this request to your colleagues. Email Lori Lorenzo for questions or to express interest.
VISITING WOMEN EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Yale University School of Management - September 11-15, 2016
The Visiting Women Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management addresses the most challenging professional step for women -- the leap to top management. Over one week, senior women managers from Africa and North America are prepared for transformational C-suite, board room, cabinet, and university leadership through intensive instruction in critical skills needed to think strategically, make better decisions, grow organizations, and lead diverse teams in a 21st century environment. The program runs Sunday, September 11, through Thursday, September 15, with a fee of $8,950. There is a discount for those who apply by May 1. For more information, please contact VWEEP Program Manager Zachary Avine at 267-251-5901 or email@example.com. Click here to register.
Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel: Froedtert Health - Milwaukee, WI
Employment Counsel II: Boston Scientific - Marlborough, MA
In-House Legal Counsel: Waste Management - California
Higher Education/Employment Attorney: Gray Plant Mooty - Multiple locations
VP, Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Annuities and Individual Life Insurance: Prudential - Shelton, CT
VP, Corporate Counsel: Prudential - Multiple locations
Director, Business & Legal Affairs: Scripps Networks - Knoxville, TN
General Corporate, Contracts and Transactions Lawyer: Jones Lang LaSalle - Chicago, IL
IP Counsel: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Lead Commercial Counsel: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
General Counsel, South America: Honeywell International Inc. - Sao Paulo or Bogota
Senior Attorney, Environmental Section: Southern California Edison - Rosemead, CA
In-House Corporate Counsel, Securities/Finance/Corporate: Beazer Homes - Atlanta, GA
Commercial Real Estate Attorney: Fannie Mae - Washington, DC
To see listings for Associate and other positions, click here.
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 and lower-level positions are now posted in a separate, linked document.