Founding Chair Emeritus, LCLD, and Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

No one embodies the spirit of LCLD more fully than Rick Palmore, whose combination of vision and hard work was responsible for the founding of the organization. While General Counsel of General Mills, Rick served as an LCLD Member; today he serves on the Board as Founding Chair Emeritus. Rick continues to inspire LCLD Members to push the frontiers of diversity and inclusion for the legal profession. Under his leadership, General Mills was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2013 and 2014. 

Founded LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation*

*While an LCLD Member, Rick led General Mills to participate in the following LCLD programs. 


LCLD Board of Directors
Founding Chair Emeritus

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2015: Ugo Ukabam; 2014: Caldwell Austin Camero; 2013: Louis Lambert; 2012: Ravi RamalingamErin Hutchinson; 2011: Cam HoangAutumn Huiras


1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2014: Raha Assadi-Lamouki, Rajin Olson; 2013: Lindsay Brown, Mayura Iyer; 2012: Alexia Zatarain, Camila Panama

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2018-2014)
Leadership Summit (2018-2014)