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.

In This Issue:


Did You Know?
The Fellows Alumni Fundraising Challenge has begun! See more below.

2017 Fellow Taj Clayton was profiled in the A.T. Kearney alumni magazine. Read more here

2017 Fellow Trevor Katende was recognized in Variety Magazine's Legal Impact Report. Read more here.

2017 Fellow Brandon Vaughn was appointed Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at Robins Kaplan LLP. Read more here.  

2016 Fellow Angela Grant is now Head of Compliance & Legal at Hippo Insurance. 

2015 Fellow Darren Teshima has been named to the Fellows of the American Bar Association. Read more here.  

2014 Fellow Penelope Dixon is now Associate General Counsel, Security, Aviation, Travel & Ethics at Walmart Stores, Inc.  

2014 Fellow Alicia Powell is now Managing Chief Counsel - Asset Management Group at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.  

2011 Fellow Mark Charles is now Associate Director and Associate General Counsel - Global Transactions at The Procter and Gamble Company. 

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 cpuffenberger@lcldnet.com and ask to be added to the list.   

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2017 Fellows Announcements

LEADERSHIP LUNCH PLUS: Columbus, OH - June 8, 2017 

Registration is now open for a Leadership Lunch Plus at the Bricker & Eckler offices in Columbus on Thursday, June 8. The event will be hosted by Kurtis Tunnell, Managing Partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP, and will feature the following additional speakers: Terri Meldrum, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, OhioHealth; Mark Smolik, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, Exel, Inc.; Nicholas Zuk, Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, White Castle Systems, Inc. To register, email Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager, at nvelasquez@lcldnet.com

LEADERSHIP LUNCH: Chicago, IL - May 30, 2017 

Registration remains open for the Chicago Leadership Lunch on Tuesday, May 30. The lunch will be hosted by Michael Smith, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie LLP's Chicago office, and Chad Walker, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Morton Salt, Inc., and 2012 LCLD Fellow. To register, email Fellows Program Manager Nichole Velasquez at nvelasquez@lcldnet.com 

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Special Event: Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium 


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. Register before May 10 to receive a reduced hotel rate. Click here for more information and to register.  

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Alumni Announcements


With more than 1,000 members, the Fellows Alumni community is poised to have a big impact on the legal profession. But in order to make that change happen, Fellows need to share ideas, open networks, learn from other organizations, and much more. The "All In!" campaign helps make that possible. 

To make your contribution this year, click here. 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. 

If you would like to host an event in your area, the Fellows Alumni Association has set aside funds from last year's campaign to support you. 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

For questions about the "All In!" campaign, please contact Patrice Jean at patrice.jean@hugheshubbard.com, or Jason DeJonker at jason.dejonker@bryancave.com.


Help your Fellows class support a good cause and win a prestigious award by donating to the Eagle Academy for Young Men! Just remember to enter your Fellow Class Year in the comment section. Fellows attending the Leadership Symposium in June will also have an opportunity to teach networking skills and participate in a mock-networking session with students. For more information, please reach out to Reena Bajowala, Rafael Zahralddin, or Courney Nolde

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Fellows Events and Opportunities


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 reena.ganju@pnc.com or Dotun Obadina at dobadina@jonesday.com with questions and to RSVP.

CHICAGO FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR: Chicago, IL - May 10, 2017 

All Chicago Fellows and Pathfinders are welcome to attend a happy hour on Wednesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Cerise, the Virgin Hotel Chicago rooftop bar. New Fellows will have a great opportunity to connect with Alumni and Pathfinders and get tips on making the most of the program. Alumni will also be on hand to discuss the upcoming Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium. Please RSVP to 2016 Fellow Keikoh Park at Keikoh.Park@am.jll.com or 312.235.9141 by Friday, May 5. 

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 nrichardson@lcldnet.com or 804.399.2985.


All Florida Fellows, Alumni, Pathfinders, and Scholars are invited to join in a happy hour on Friday, May 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Blackbird Ordinary in Miami. Please contact 2016 Fellow Janeen Lofton at JNL@lgplaw.com with any questions.


This program, offered exclusively to LCLD Fellows and Alumni by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, is intended to provide program participants with early skills development and unique access to professional development opportunities in dispute resolution through:  (a) formal training in mediation and arbitration skills and practical observational experience; (b) mentoring by skilled neutrals, and (c) networking opportunities within CPR’s commercial dispute resolution community. Our goal would be to create meaningful opportunities for program participants to become qualified as neutrals and better positioned to become neutrals of choice. Our program will commence in late fall with a kick-off event, continue with training in the Fall and culminate at CPR’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta on March 8-10, 2018. There is a minimal program participation fee, which has been discounted for LCLD Fellows and Alumni. The 2017 program is open to Fellows in the Southeast US.  For more info or to express interest in participating, email Helena Tavares Erickson, Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution Services & Corporate Secretary at herickson@cpradr.org

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Events and Opportunities of Interest

CHARLOTTE GENERAL COUNSEL FORUM: Charlotte, NC - April 25, 2017 

The Hispanic National Bar Associate and K&L Gates LLP are hosting a General Counsel Forum on Tuesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center in Charlotte, NC. Click here for more information and to RSVP. 


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 ygatling@littler.com or 713.652.4740 if you are interested. 


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 teresa.garciareyes@ge.com. For more information on the conference, click here


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.


The 2017 Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance conference will be held May 22-23. 2014 Fellow Wanda Richards is co-chairing the event. Click here for more information. 

LIFE & LAW IN BALANCE: Tucson, AZ - June 11-14, 2017 

The Life & Law in Balance Women's Empowerment Summer Retreat at Miraval is open to all female attorneys. The interactive small-group workshops focus on empowering you to identify and set priorities that are aligned with your goals, create an integrated life and law plan that embraces your ambition, and face your fears so that you can reach new levels of success (and satisfaction). 2013 Fellow Heather Hubbard is the founder and host. For every registration by a Fellow, Heather will donate $250 to the LCLD "All In!" campaign. Click here for more information.

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Job Opportunities

Senior Counsel, Public and Private Partnerships/Center for Inclusive Growth: Mastercard - Purchase, NY 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Ania Przechodzka at Ania.Przechodzka@mastercard.com

Counsel, Multiplatform: Viacom International Media Networks - New York, NY 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Attorney, Global Commercial Banking: Bank of America - Chicago, IL; New York, NY; or Charlotte, NC 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Katie Kohut at katie.kohut@bankofamerica.com

Senior Counsel, Investment Advisor: PNC - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Robyn Hunter at Robyn.Hunter@pnc.com

Counsel: BASF Corporation - Florham Park, NJ 

Click here to see the full job description, and click here to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Steven Goldberg at steven.goldberg@basf.com or 973.245.6057. 

Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities: Macy's - Cincinnati, OH 

Click here for the full job description. Questions about the position can be directed to Michelle Langenbahn at michelle.langenbahn@macys.com

Senior Counsel, Litigation & Preventive Law (#R26787): 3M - Maplewood, MN 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. Questions may be directed to Anastasia Lee, Recruitment Coordinator, at Alee.cw@mmm.com

Senior Counsel, Litigation & Preventive Law (#R26783): 3M - Maplewood, MN 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. Questions may be directed to Anastasia Lee, Recruitment Coordinator, at Alee.cw@mmm.com

Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - New York, NY or Washington, DC 

Click here for the full job description. Questions about the position can be directed to Becky Davis, Senior Staff Recruiting Coordinator, at Rebecca.hurey@apks.com or 202-942-5910

Head of Intellectual Property: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. 

Associate General Counsel, Government Contracting Compliance: Facebook - Washington, DC 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. 

Lead Counsel, Oculus Marketing & Sales: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply.  

Commercial Counsel: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. 

Assistant General Counsel, Development & Commercial Strategy/Corporate Operations: Astellas Pharma US - Northbrook, IL 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Scott Eiting at scott.eiting@adp.com

Legal Counsel, Digital Marketing: Adobe - Lehi, UT; Boston, MA; or San Jose, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

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Posting of Job Opportunities in the Fellows Weekly Announcements

To post a job opportunity, please send the following information to Caitlin Puffenberger at cpuffenberger@lcldnet.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.

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