Email announcements are sent to Fellows every Tuesday afternoon and feature program news and information, professional opportunities, and alerts of upcoming events to help you get the most out of your participation in the LCLD Fellows Program. These announcements will be archived on the website.

Questions? Please email Stephanie Uzel.

Please note: Leadership Lunches and Learning experiences will be publicized via the Fellows Weekly announcements.  At that point, 2014 Fellows who have not met the two-lunch requirement will be given priority to attend lunches, with any open spaces available for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fellows, or 2014 Fellows who have already attended two lunches. Capacity is limited, so be sure to read your Fellows announcements each week! If you have any questions, contact Stephanie.


2014 Fellow Jamila Mensah was recently selected as a Texas Super Laywers Rising Stars for 2014.

2014 Fellow Jin Liu was recently selected as Shareholder at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

2013 Fellow Kandace Watson was recently featured in the San Diego Business Journal. Click here to see the article.


The April 21st Leadership Lunch in Philadelphia, PA hosted by Douglas Gaston, General Counsel of Comcast, and Jeff Lutsky, Managing Partner of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young is open for registration. Please email Courtney Nolde to register for the event.

2014 Fellows will be given priority to attend lunches, with any open spaces available for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fellows. Capacity is limited, so please register early. For a list of Leadership Lunches, please click here.

Registration for lunches will open on the Fellows website approximately one month in advance and closes one week prior. Notification for registration opening will be in the Fellows Weekly Announcements. If you have any questions, please email Courtney Nolde.


Please consider serving as a volunteer judge for the Federal Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which will begin next Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to about 9:00 p.m. You would be asked to judge no more than two rounds on Thursday, and dinner is provided for all judges prior to the start of the competition. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you would, please pass this email along to others in your office or friends who live in the area and might be interested in participating. Nearly 50 teams from across the country will be participating this year, so the more judges that are available, the better. You need not be a member of the Federal Bar Association to participate. To sign up, please contact Adine Momoh, a 2013 Fellow, at adine.momoh@stinsonleonard.com. Please visit the competition website for more details.


Please contact 2011 Fellow John Park if you practice in L&E and would be interested in joining a group of Fellows that practice in your area. You can reach John at 615.850.8767 or john.park@wallerlaw.com.


The Third Annual Fellows Conference is open for registration. The event will take place Thursday, May 15th through Sunday, May 18th at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL. Click here to register. Cick here to view the agenda.


The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on June 5-6 in Chicago will bring together NALP and ALFDP members, diversity professionals, law firm partners, in-house lawyers, career counselors, legal hiring and training professionals, law school deans, industry consultants, and other legal career professionals who have an interest in continuing to expand diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This Summit features topics from the front lines of the discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the world, and offers a wide variety of speakers. Register today for an exciting conference that will provide a forum for a robust exchange of information about the current challenges and innovations surrounding the issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal employment arena.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is seeking a Real Estate Associate with two to three years of real estate law firm experience to join its Real Estate Department and work in the Chicago office. Excellent academic credentials, work references, and an Illinois bar license is preferred. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and a copy of their law school transcript to: Nicole Morden, Attorney Recruiting Manager, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661, Fax: (312)577-4572, nicole.morden@kattenlaw.com.

McDonald's is searching for a Real Estate Attorney for their Asset Management Legal Team. Click here to view the job description and to apply online. 

Gray Plant Mooty is currently seeking talented attorneys for corporate and IP associate openings in its Minneapolis office. To view available positions, please visit gpmlaw.com/join-us.

Click here to view the positions that GE has available.

Squire Sanders is hiring. To view available opportunities and apply online, please visit www.squiresanders.com/lawyercareers/.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is seeking a seconded diverse attorney to support the Legal Realty team. The daily work will vary greatly, but will include handling projects that reflect the business clients’ current strategies. This position will be responsible for identifying, assessing, and managing risks and resources while promoting and supporting company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. The attorney will supervise all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions related to new store construction for Walmart Realty while managing outside counsel relating to same. Also, the attorney will manage entitlement and land use issues relating to commercial real estate development, environmental/hazardous materials issues, as well as federal and state environmental requirements/best management practices, reporting to a Senior Associate General Counsel for Real Estate. Attorney will also work closely with Real Estate Directors and Project Managers, and will provide advice and counsel to directors and officer-level associates within the company where necessary.


Expertise of five or more years in negotiation and preparation of purchase agreements, ground leases, building leases, development agreements, easements, declarations and use restrictions, and related transactional documents is required. Team player who can handle a fast-paced and diverse work load. Secondment will last for three months (with the possibility of extension for an additional three months if all parties agree) at the corporate headquarters located in Bentonville, Arkansas. For further details, or to submit your letter of interest and resume please contact Gretchen Bellamy, Assistant General Counsel - Legal Administration & External Relations at gretchen.bellamy@walmartlegal.com. Desired start date is April 1, 2014.

Pepper Hamilton has several positions open. Click here to view the position descriptions and apply online. Interested or have questions? Please contact 2011 Fellow Kassem Lucas.

Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.

Littler Mendelson P.C. is looking for the best and brightest to join its ever-growing and thriving team. For more information about specific openings, please visit the Careers section of its website: http://www.littler.com/careers.