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.
2013 Fellow Dotun Obadina is now with Jones Day.
2012 Fellow Lily Chinn has been named Managing Partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman's San Francisco Bay Area office.
2012 Fellow Yvette Gatling has been elected to the National Employment Law Council Board of Directors, which advocates on behalf of minority attorneys who represent management in labor and employment issues.
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 Alex Samuel is spearheading a pilot program with the Extra Mile Education Foundation and St. Benedict the Moor School designed to encourage 8th grade students to pursue a career in the legal profession.
2016 FELLOWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE HOME DEPOT LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Atlanta, GA - August 3-4, 2016
Registration is now open for the Learning Experience at The Home Depot hosted by Teresa Roseborough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, on August 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Learning Experience will kick off with a welcome event hosted by King & Spalding LLP on August 3rd. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com to register.
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. Note that 2016 Fellows will have priority for registration until June 9th. After this date, Fellows from other classes will be registered for the event. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
2016 FELLOWS MONTHLY CALL & ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER QUESTION: June 16, 2016 at 3:00pm
On June 16th at 3 p.m. EST, the 2016 Fellows will hear from Kathleen Brady. The teleconference number is 1-877-294-8214, and the access code is 7717602. Please note that this is only a phone call, not a video call (apologies for the calendar invite).
In March, Kathleen walked you through the Highlands Ability Battery test, which is a useful tool for identifying both strengths and weaknesses. Click here to access her presentation materials.
Connect with your accountability partner to discuss the most surprising finding from your report and what it means for your career and leadership aspirations.
FELLOWS EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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.
MINNEAPOLIS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR: Minneapolis, MN - June 15, 2016
Join Fellows in the Minneapolis area for a graduation happy hour on Wednesday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m at Seven, 700 Hennepin Avenue S. The space is reserved under Caryn Boisen in the Sky Bar, Seven's outdoor rooftop patio. Contact Caryn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
LCLD FELLOWS REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE SERIES: DRIVING AND MANAGING INNOVATION IN LAWYERING, LEADERSHIP, AND DIVERSITY: Washington, DC - June 16, 2016
Join two senior leaders of Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Department, and a group of LCLD Fellows Alumni for lunch and a roundtable discussion.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Hosted at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Frederick S. Humphries, Jr., Corporate Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs
Hossein Nowbar, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel; Cloud & Enterprise Business and Microsoft Research & Advanced Technologies
Moderated by Alicia Lowery Rosenbaum, Senior Attorney; Sales, Marketing, and Services Group; 2015 LCLD Fellow
HOUSTON FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR AND 1L SCHOLARS MIXER: Houston, TX - July 14, 2016
Fellows and Scholars in the Houston area are invited to a Graduation Happy Hour and mixer on Thursday, July 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lawless Spirits & Kitchen (909 Texas Ave. Suite 2A, Houston, TX). Cocktails and appetizers will be served. For details or to RSVP, contact 2015 Fellow Aparna Dave at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to the following sponsors of the Fellows Alumni Conference.
Platinum Sponsor ($15,000): Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Gold Sponsors ($10,000):
Dentons US LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
Silver Sponsors ($5,000):
Constagy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Bronze Sponsors ($2,500):
Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Supporting Sponsors ($1,000):
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Hunton & Williams LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
The Procter & Gamble Company
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
2nd ANNUAL WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE LAW FORUM: Minneapolis, MN - June 21, 2016
The 2nd Annual Women of Color in the Law Forum is designed to gather women lawyers of color for a discussion about how women of color in the Twin Cities have successfully navigated their legal careers. Click here for more information, and contact 2016 Fellow Loan Huynh if you plan to attend.
LAVENDER LAW CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR: Washington, DC - August 4-6, 2016
The LGBT Bar's Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair will be held August 4-6 at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Click here to register and to see the program agenda.
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 email@example.com. Click here to register.
Counsel, Mortgage: PNC Financial Services - Pittsburgh, PA
Attorney, Applications and Services Group: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Senior Patent Attorney: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Attorney, Office of Legal Compliance Programs Team: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Vice President, Corporate: Prudential Financial - Newark, NJ
Counsel, Retail Payments: PNC Financial Services - Pittsburgh, PA
Patent Counsel/Senior Patent Counsel: Chevron Corporation - Richmond, CA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Warren Simon at email@example.com. Interested candidates should submit a resume in Microsoft Word format with a letter describing your interest and relevant skills addressed to CloroxPrivacyCounsel@mlaglobal.com.
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.