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?
LCLD President Robert Grey and Program Director Lori Lorenzo are on Twitter, sharing LCLD updates and thoughts on diversity in the profession.
2016 Fellow Kathy Rentas was a featured speaker at the American Legal and Financial Network’s Women’s Summit in Washington DC.
2015 Fellow Gulzar Babaeva is now Director Counsel of Target Corporation.
2014 Fellow Vicki Walcott-Edim is now Counsel in MasterCard's Global Employment Law group.
2014 Fellow Alejandro Valle is now Senior Legal Counsel at Citizens Energy Group.
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
2016 Fellow Aron Karabel was recently selected to participate on the National Civil Rights Committee for the Anti-Defamation League, a committee focused on emerging civil rights issues and recommending policy changes to regulatory and legislative bodies. Aron was also selected to be on the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of America, an arm of the Jewish Federation that focuses on advocacy, governance and philanthropy.
2013 Fellow Caryn Boisen was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP). TCDIP is nonprofit association comprised of the leading Twin Cities legal employers with a mission to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color in the Twin Cities area. Caryn was also recently appointed to serve as Chair of TCDIP’s Membership Committee.
2016 FELLOWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
WAL-MART STORES, INC. LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Bentonville, AR - July 13-14, 2016
Registration remains open for the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Learning Experience hosted by Karen Roberts, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, on July 14, 2016 in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Learning Experience will kick off with a welcome event on the evening of July 13th. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com to register.
LEADERSHIP LUNCH: San Francisco, CA - June 21, 2016
A few spots are availbale for the San Francisco Leadership Lunch on June 21, 2016, hosted by Laura Stein, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Clorox Corporation, and Carla Oakley, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Please email Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
LEADERSHIP LUNCH: Washington, DC - June 21, 2016
A few spots are available for the Washington DC Leadership Lunch on June 21, 2016, hosted by Denise Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc., and Roger P. Furey, Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Please email Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com to register.
FELLOWS EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Pittsburgh, PA - June 7-8, 2016
Imagine taking a walk across Pittsburgh's iconic yellow bridges and enjoying a summer time ballgame with your fellow Fellows. The next morning, you find yourself in a brand new, state-of-the-art building hearing from a general counsel, CEO, CHRO, and other bank executives about the strategy, innovation, changes and challenges facing the banking industry. To close out the day, you have the opportunity to learn from a panel composed of diverse talent at the top of their fields---a federal district court judge, a general counsel from a large university, and the associate general counsel and secretary of a Fortune 200 company.
The PNC Financial Learning Experience is all this and more. Limited availability remaining for Fellows from all classes. Please email Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
CHARLOTTE GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Charlotte, NC - June 9, 2016
Join other Charlotte-area Fellows to celebrate the graduation of the 2015 Fellows on June 9th at Nan and Byron’s from 5:30-7 p.m. Nan and Byron's is located at 1714 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa LaVigne at email@example.com or Rakesh Gopalan at RGopalan@mcguirewoods.com.
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.
LCLD REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE SERIES: Washington, DC - June 16, 2016
Join two members of Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team and a group of LCLD Fellows Alumni for lunch and a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. Details to follow. Please note that there will be limited spaces available. If you are not based in the Washington, DC area, but would like to be included in the invitation distribution, please contact Maritza Okata at firstname.lastname@example.org, co-chair of the Program Development Committee.
FELLOWS ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS
REGISTER FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE: Chicago, IL - June 23-26, 2016
The Fifth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference will be held in Chicago at the Loews Chicago Hotel June 23 through June 26. Click here to register. Please note that the regular registration rate for law firm Fellows ends on April 30th (see below). You can see the most current version of the agenda here.
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$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 FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
We all know the importance of giving back, and this year's Fellows Alumni Fundraising Challenge provides a great opportunity! This year's community service activity will involve Fellows volunteering with the Albany Park Theater Project, a multiethnic youth theater ensemble and college readiness program. If you can't be at the conference in person (or even if you can!), click here to make a donation to APTP; include your Fellow Class Year in the "Honor/Memorial Information" section so that we can track each Fellow's class participation! Click here and scroll down to "Fundraising Challenge" for details. Please contact Yvette Gatling, Reena Bajowala, or Courtney Nolde if you have questions.
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
IN-HOUSE, GOVERNMENT, AND NON-PROFIT ATTORNEY 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 in-house, government, and non-profit attorney speakers (all law firm spots have been filled) 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.
GROWTH ACCELERATOR: FEMALE PARTNER RETENTION PROGRAM - Fall 2016
2013 Fellow Heather Hubbard has developed a new female partner retention program for firms committed to retaining and promoting their top female talent. Growth Accelerator is a 9-month group coaching program with a 4-day opening retreat at Miraval Resort in Arizona. Each class is limited to 12 female partners from AmLaw 250 firms with 1-3 years of partnership. Deposits are due by June 10, 2016. Click here for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register.
Counsel, Retail Payments: PNC Financial Services - Pittsburgh, PA
Patent Counsel/Senior Patent Counsel: Chevron Corporation - Richmond, CA
VP, Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Annuities and Individual Life Insurance: Prudential - Shelton, CT
VP, Corporate Counsel: Prudential - Multiple locations
Corporate Counsel - Data Privacy, Digital Media/Marketing, Information Governance: The Clorox Company - Oakland, CA
Click here for the full job description. Questions about the position can be directed to Judy Allen at email@example.com or Carol Warren Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested candidates should submit a resume in Microsoft Word format with a letter describing your interest and relevant skills addressed to CloroxPrivacyCounsel@mlaglobal.com.
Director, Business & Legal Affairs: Scripps Networks - New York, NY
Click here for the full job description.
Patent Counsel II: Medtronic - Minneapolis, MN
Counsel Senior, Commercial Banking: PNC Financial Services - Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, PA
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 positions will no longer be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements after July 1, 2016.