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
- 2017 Fellows Announcements
- Alumni Announcements
- Fellows Events and Opportunities
- Events and Opportunities of Interest
- Job Opportunities
2017 Fellow Taj Clayton is now Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.
2016 Fellow Guillermo Christensen will be a keynote speaker at the March 28-29 SINET ITSEF 2017 conference in Silicon Valley, discussing China's new cybersecurity law and opportunities for U.S. companies.
2016 Fellow Sarah Godley is now Director of Privacy, Americas at eBay Inc.
2015 Fellow Dinesh Melwani was elected to the Board of Directors of the PTAB Bar Association.
2014 Fellow Effie Silva was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Miami by Super Lawyers.
2013 Fellow Heather Hubbard is hosting a new podcast for lawyers – Hustle & Flow with Heather Hubbard. Each week, she addresses a topic related to “hustle” (such as marketing, business development, confidence, leadership, negotiations) or “flow” (such as mindfulness, balance, motivation, meditation, well-being, happiness). She’s also tackling tough topics such as retention, promotion, and unconscious bias. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen here.
2011 Fellow Vanessa Allen Sutherland will be honored by The University of Richmond on March 22 as the recipient of the annual Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Award. The award is for professionals who have paved the way for future leaders with diverse backgrounds who may need a present day giant to look toward as a benchmark for how to properly navigate and excel in a competitive employment climate.
2011 Fellow Diane Webster is now Partner in Charge of the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 2015 Fellow Rafael Zahralddin at email@example.com, and Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Fellows Announcements
ELI LILLY & CO. LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Indianapolis, IN - April 19-20, 2017
Registration remains open for 2017 Fellows and Fellows Alumni to visit the Indianapolis headquarters of Eli Lilly & Co. for a Learning Experience hosted by LCLD Board Member Michael Harrington, Senior Vice President and General Counsel. A welcome event will be hosted the night before by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronof LLP. To register, please email Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager, at email@example.com.
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.
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:
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
CALIFORNIA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR: Los Angeles, CA - March 30, 2017
All California Fellows and Alumni are invited to Happy Hour on March 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Perch, 448 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Please contact 2016 Fellow Nicole Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
FELLOWS DINNER WITH GEOVETTE WASHINGTON: Pittsburgh, PA - April 27, 2017
Pittsburgh Fellows will be gathering for a special dinner with Geovette Washington, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Office of the University of Pittsburgh. All Fellows, especially those from nearby markets, are encouraged to attend! Please contact Reena Ganju at email@example.com or Dotun Obadina at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP.
1L SCHOLARS MOCK INTERVIEWS: Philadelphia, PA - May 23, 2017
Do you want to help diverse first year law students gain valuable practice and feedback for on-campus interviews? LCLD is recruiting attorneys to hold mock interviews this spring as part of the 1L Scholars Summit. Mock interviews will take place at the law offices of Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on May 23 and will run in 30-minute intervals. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Program Manager Nancy Richardson at email@example.com or 804.399.2985.
Events and Opportunities of Interest
DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN WASHINGTON: Washington, DC - March 30, 2017
The DC Attorneys of Color Affinity Group presents "Diverse Communities 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.
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 29TH ANNUAL CORPORATE LAW INSTITUTE: New Orleans, LA - March 30-31, 2017
The Tulane University Law School's 29th Annual Corporate Law Institute will be held in New Orleans March 30-31. Click here for more information. If you are attending and would like to connect with other Fellows, please reach out to 2017 Fellow Elizabeth Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAVE NEW WORLD: EMERGING CYBER AND ELECTRONIC ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE LITIGATION: Nashville, TN - March 31, 2017
A CLE Workshop, “Brave New World: Emerging Cyber and Electronic Issues in Health Care Litigation,” will be held in Nashville on March 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the offices of Baker Donelson. The program includes panel discussions on EMRs and Healthcare Litigation: Navigating a Medical Minefield, The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy (moderated by 2016 Fellow Kinika Young), and Cybersecurity Risks Encountered By Today's Medical Provider: Impacts of Security Decisions and Practical Approaches, followed by a networking lunch. For more information and to register, click here.
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.
ABA BUSINESS LAW SECTION SPRING MEETING: New Orleans, LA - April 5-9, 2017
The ABA Business Law Section's 2017 Spring Meeting will be held in New Orleans April 5-9. If you are attending and would like to meet up with other Fellows on the evening of April 6, please reach out to John Cu at JCu@hansonbridgett.com or Jason DeJohnker at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate an informal LCLD gathering.
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNCIL CONFERENCE: Denver, CO - April 26-28, 2017
The NELC Annual Conference will be held April 26-28 in Denver. If you are attending the conference and would like to meet up with other Fellows, Yvette Gatling and John Park are organizing a happy hour. Please contact Yvette at email@example.com or 713.652.4740 if you are interested.
ENERGY ARBITRATION CONFERENCE: Houston, TX - April 28, 2017
The 2017 Energy Arbitration Conference, presented by the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will be held April 28 in Houston, Texas. This year's theme is "Resolving Energy Disputes in Times of Crisis." 2017 Fellow Teresa Garcia-Reyes is speaking on a panel entitled "Open Forum." If you are planning to attend and would like to meet up with other Fellows afterward, please reach out to Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the conference, click here.
OHIO WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING: Columbus, OH - May 11-12, 2017
The Ohio Women's Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting and Conference, "Critical Conversations & Courageous Leadership," May 11-12. LCLD Member Lucy Helm, General Counsel of Starbucks, is the keynote speaker. 2017 Fellow Lisa Kathumbi is the Conference Chair and President-Elect for the OWBA. Click here for more information.
Legal Director, Music Licensing: Facebok - Menlo Park, CA
Lead Corporate Counsel: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Lead Counsel, WhatsApp: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Employment Attorney: Gray Plant Mooty - Minneapolis, MN
VP, Corporate Counsel - Investment Advisor: Prudential Financial - Newark, NJ
Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy: The Home Depot - Atlanta, GA
Counsel, Labor & Employment: Publicis Group/Re:Sources USA - Chicago, IL
Posting of Job Opportunities in the Fellows Weekly Announcements
To post a job opportunity, please send the following information to Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com:
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.