Welcome to the LCLD INSIDER, our monthly newsletter. This publication is for you, and we welcome your feedback and ideas, as well as any news you might be interested in passing along. Please share the INSIDER with your support staff, diversity directors, and marketing departments to keep them better informed about what LCLD is doing. 

-Robert Grey, Executive Director

In This Issue:

  • LCLD Welcomes the 2013 Class of 1L LCLD Scholars!
  • Mid-Year Meeting and Webinar on Building Competitive Teams: A Look At Implicit Bias
  • 2013 Fellows Announced in The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer
  • Fellows Program Alumni Enjoyed Networking in San Francisco During the 2013 LCLD Fellows Alumni Retreat
  • In the News

LCLD Welcomes the 2013 Class of 1L LCLD Scholars!

85 LCLD Member organizations have made a commitment to host at least one 1L LCLD Scholar this summer. To date, 156 1L Scholars have registered to attend the third annual 1L LCLD Scholars Retreat, which will be held June 17-19, 2013 in Denver, CO. The program will include speakers, panelists, and several opportunities for our Scholars to network and socialize. A preview of the agenda has been posted here. We are thrilled to welcome the newest class of 1L Scholars to the LCLD community. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Karin Plastina.

Mid-Year Meeting and Webinar on Building Competitive Teams: A Look At Implicit Bias

LCLD Members and guests gathered in San Francisco on Friday, May 3, 2013 for a presentation by UCLA Law School Professor Jerry Kang on Building Competitive Teams: A Look at Implicit Bias. The 30 in-person attendees in San Francisco were joined by hundreds of webcast viewers, including 220 individuals and more than 50 groups around the country. Following the presentation, LCLD Members Randy Oppenheimer, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers; Mike Montoya, Assistant General Counsel at Southern California Edison Company; and Mary Francis, Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporation, participated in a panel discussion with Professor Kang, moderated by LCLD Executive Director Robert Grey.

If you were not able to join us, a recording of the presentation will be available at a later date. More information on this option will follow in the weeks ahead.

2013 Fellows Announced in The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer

The April 22, 2013 issue of The National Law Journal and the May 2013 issue of The American Lawyer magazine each featured an announcement that listed the names of 2013 LCLD Fellows and their respective nominating organizations. If you did not get a chance to see either of the announcements, which only appeared in the printed versions of these publications, you can view the announcement from The National Law Journalhere and the announcement from The American Lawyer here.

Fellows Program Alumni Enjoyed Networking in San Francisco During the 2013 LCLD Fellows Alumni Retreat

More than 75 Fellow Alumni from the classes of 2011 and 2012 came together May 9-12, 2013 in San Francisco for the 2013 LCLD Fellows Alumni Retreat. The reunion weekend included an inspirational speech from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, several networking opportunities, and strategic planning sessions on how Fellows will continue to be a part of LCLD's growth and development. Fellow Alumni also enjoyed a live interview of John Chen, former CEO of Sybase and current Board Member of Wells Fargo & Company and The Walt Disney Company, by 2011 Fellow John Cu; as well as an interview of Bill Neukom, former Managing General Partner of the San Francisco Giants and current Board Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, by 2011 FellowKamran Khan.

We would like to specifically recognize John Cu for his commitment and leadership in chairing the retreat. John worked tirelessly to schedule speakers, organize outings, manage logistics, and solicit sponsors. John also took the lead during the event as the Master of Ceremonies.

We greatly appreciate the support of our retreat sponsors: Beveridge & Diamond, PC, Hanson Bridgett, Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison Foerster, and Seyfarth Shaw! For more information about the retreat, or how to become a sponsor for next year's retreat, please contact Courtney Nolde.

In the News

Bradford L. Smith, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft; and LCLD Board Chair Elect, recently delivered a lecture on immigration reform entitled Immigration, Education, and the Future of Computer Science in America at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. Read morenews coverage on his lecture.

Corporate Counsel has recognized the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as one of four winners of its 2013 Best Legal Department honors. Sandra Leung, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and the LCLD Board's At Large Vice President, was featured in an article that explains how she improved the legal department at the company.

Teri P. McClure, Senior Vice President of Legal, Compliance, Audit, and Public Affairs; General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at UPS; and LCLD Board Treasurer, was covered in a Q&A by The Legal IntelligencerRead the full interview.

Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper and LCLD Board Secretary, recently made the news with her support of Project 5/165, an effort to increase the number of women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 to 165, or by 30%, in five years.Read more about her commitment to the program.

John W. Daniels, Jr., Chairman of Quarles & Brady and LCLD Board Member, received the 2013 Midwest Urban Empowerment Award in the category of Leadership fromCommunity Connections Network Publications on May 4, 2013. Read more about the honor.

Sara Moss, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and LCLD Member, was featured in an article from Crain's New York Business about the GC role and how it has opened doors for women in leadership at companies. Read the full article.