Global Managing Partner US, Squire Patton Boggs


Michele Connell became Global Managing Partner US of Squire Patton Boggs in 2022. She joined the firm in 2003 and is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Prior to attending law school, Michele was as a diplomat in the US Department of State, serving in the US Embassies in Poland and Honduras, and received the Meritorious Honor Award from the US government for her service. She also serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the United Way of Greater Cleveland. 

Squire Patton Boggs’ diversity initiatives include employee resource groups, a women’s initiative, and diversity recruiting partnerships. The firm partners with several groups that promote diversity in the United Kingdom, including annual participation in the Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table. Squire Patton Boggs has received eight consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.  

Joined LCLD 2012

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program

Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated:
2022: Rafael Langer-Osuna; 2020: Marques Richeson; 2019: Vishal Gupta; 2018: Pedro Hernandez; 2017: Helen H. Yang; 2016: Traci L. Martinez; 2015: Stacie D. Yee; 2014: Anne Choi Goodwin; 2013: Brian Patrick Woolfolk

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Deborah Lempogo, Shing Tse; 2021: Christina Knox, Carlos Guzman Plascencia; 2020: Amanda Preston, India Scarver; 2019: Kinal Patel, Keshia Lipscomb; 2018: Nikhita Godiwala, Brandon Roman; 2017: Beatriz E. Jaramillo, Andrew X. Yocopis; 2016:Brandon Gillard, Niyala Harrison

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Javier Gomez; 2019: Keerthana Nunna, Juliet Jung, Lauryn Durham, Ian Timmons; 2018: Latrice Burks, Rhianna Wardian; 2017: Morgan Brown, Joan Campau 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016)


Members: Michele Connell, Fred Nance

Diversity Professionals: Alethia Nancoo

Communications: Angelo Kakolyris