LCLD and Fannie Mae, in conjunction with Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporation, are hosting the second in-person meeting of the Sustainable Partnership Program on November 1, 2017, at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland.  Please see below for details about the meeting.

Please see below for an outline of the Session II agenda with links to speaker biographies. Click here to download a printable version with session descriptions.


9:00 - 9:30 am

Arrivals; Breakfast Available

9:30 - 9:45 am

Maryanne Lavan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Lockheed Martin Corporation | Introduction by Jeff Divney, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Environmental, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate Law, Lockheed Martin Corporation

9:45 - 10:30 am

Keynote Presenter
David Cruickshank, Principal, Edge International

10:30 - 11:15 am

Fellows Helping Fellows
Lorraine Campos, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, 2012 Fellow  | Tery Gonsalves, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 2016 Fellow | Bonnie Lau, Partner, Dentons US LLP, 2013 Fellow | Will Stute, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, 2011 Fellow | Moderated by Les Bookoff, Managing Parnter, Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC, Member LCLD

11:15-11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:15 pm

How I Choose Counsel 
Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, 2016 Fellow | Jill Cummins, Managing Attorney, Allstate Insurance Company, 2014 Fellow | Shruti Costales, Counsel, HP, Inc. Moderated by Jonathan Griffith Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae 

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Business Advisor Group Circle; Working Lunch
Margaret Chase, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae, 2011 Fellow | Sarah Goldfrank, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae | Jonathon Griffith, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae | Beth Kramer, Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation | Frank Lamir, Vice President and General Counsel, Lockheed Martin International and Goverment Contracts Danielle McCoy, Vice President and Fair Lending Officer, Fannie Mae, 2011 Fellow | Stephen H. McElhennon, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae | Leslie Shanklin, Vice President, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. | Urvi Doshi Sood, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corporation | Suzanne Underwald, Senior Vice President, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. | Facilitated by Damien Stewart, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae; 2013 Fellow

1:15 - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks
Lori Lorenzo, LCLD Program Manager

Download a printable version of the agenda, with session descriptions, from the "Resources" section below.

About the Program

The Sustainable Partnership Program will continue the mission of LCLD to promote inclusion, leadership opportunities, and successful, long-term careers for diverse lawyers. The program will focus on law firm LCLD Fellows (Alumni) recently elected to partnership.

When lawyers reach the partnership milestone, they face new challenges. As part of this program, participants will have the opportunity to equip themselves to overcome these challenges. The skills that led to success as an associate are different from those necessary to succeed as a new partner. New minority and women partners sometimes lack the relationships and connections necessary to generate business in their new role. To address these issues, program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop new and deeper relationships with management-level attorneys in corporate law departments
  • Share feedback about their unique experiences and challenges among peers and corporate legal leaders in a trusted, confidential setting
  • Learn new approaches designed to enhance their success as law firm partners
  • Form their own partner network to act as a sounding board for new ideas and challenges

Eligible participants are DC-area LCLD Fellows (Alumni) who have been elected to partnership within the last 4-6 years. 

For questions, please contact Erin Hess, Program Manager at LCLD.