LCLD and Fannie Mae, in conjunction with Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporation, have come together to create a very special program that will launch this spring, the LCLD Sustainable Partnership Program. Please see below for details about the kick-off meeting agenda and the program in general.


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

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Registration & Lunch with Hosts

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Meet the Hosts
Brian Brooks, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae | Cynthia Gibson, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. | Maryanne Lavan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Lockheed Martin Corporation | Introduction by Kenneth Perry, Deputy General Counsel Corporate Law, Fannie Mae; 2012 Fellow | Moderated by Robert Grey, President, LCLD

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Keynote Presenter
Werten Bellamy, President, Stakeholders, Inc.

2:45 - 3:00 pm


3:00 - 4:00 pm

The New Partner Toolkit
Jill Nicholson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Anthony Pierce, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | Leslie Shanklin, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Scripps Networks Interactive | Moderated by Ben Wilson, Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.; Member, LCLD Board of Directors

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Pain Points
Facilitated by Danielle McCoy, Vice President & Fair Lending Officer, Fannie Mae; 2011 Fellow

5:00 - 5:15 pm

Closing Remarks by Robert Grey

5:15 - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception and Networking

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. Other events will follow throughout the year.

For questions, please contact Lori Lorenzo, Program Director at LCLD, or Kenneth Perry, Deputy General Counsel and 2012 Fellow at Fannie Mae.