President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Brad Smith is the Immediate Past Chair of the LCLD Board of Directors. One of the founders of LCLD, Brad has been a prime mover in the growth and success of the organization.
As chair of the Board's Pipeline Committee from 2009-2011, Brad oversaw the development of the 1L LCLD Scholars and Mentoring programs; as chair of the Strategy and Innovation Committee in 2012 and 2013, he convened a summit of law school deans and our Members to discuss the state of legal education, a precursor to LCLD's annual Leadership Summit.
Under Brad's leadership, Microsoft has pioneered the use of incentives for outside counsel to prioritize diversity and inclusion—adding to the corporation's stellar reputation on these issues. And in early 2014, Microsoft Corporation provided a $250,000 grant to LCLD to fund new levels of innovation in our programs and outreach.
Microsoft was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Follow Brad on Twitter: @BradSmi
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
LCLD Board of Directors
Immediate Past Chair, 2017-2018
Chair, Founding Board Member, 2009-2016
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Hosted Learning Experience (2012)
2018: Jembaa Mai, Nathan Leong; 2017: Emily Schlesinger, Pablo Tapia; 2016: Jason Barnwell, Merisa Heu-Weller; 2015: Kate Behncken, Alicia Lowery Rosenbaum; 2014: Andy Mar, Barbara Olagaray-Gatto; 2013: Sade Fashokun, Leigh Ann Lucero; 2012: Marlon Fetzner, Zohra Tejani; 2011: Jack Chen, Elke Flores Suber
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2016)
2018: Charlie Bingham, Shanelle Henry; 2017: Hanna Kim, Casiya Thaniel; 2016: Azar Koulibaly, Aneesh Mehta; 2015: Andrea Grieco, Makalika Naholowaa
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: David Chough, Nikola Malcolm, Elijah Porter, Jonathan Slack, Patience Veloza; 2016: Maria Adebayo, Reina Almon, Leonel Cojulun, Corben Green, Benjamin Lee, Danielle Liebl, Priyanka Nawathe, Charity Ogbeide, Dana Putney, Daniel Rojas, Nikhil Shah; 2015: Chavez Adams, Shivani Agarwal, Nadia Baksh, Magnus Gan, Bianca LaCaille, Pamela Nwaoko, Apneet Sidhu, Beth St. Clair; 2014: Colinford Mattis, Karice Rhule; 2013: C. Dion Seymour, Celeste Jackson, June Wang; 2012: Jessica Cunningham, Lizzie Gomez, Stacy Smith; 2011: Geuter Aurelien, Jill Mitchell, Rocky White
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Brad Smith