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.


2013 Fellow, Dawn Valdivia, recently joined Honeywell as Assistant General Counsel, Labor and Employment for Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ.

2012 Fellow, Shaun Willie, was recently featured in the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's newsletter. Click here to read the article. 


The April 7th Leadership Lunch in Washington, DC hosted by Brad Lerman, General Counsel of Fannie Mae, and Ben Wilson, Managing Partner of Beveridge & Diamond, is now open for registration. Please click here 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 close one week prior. Notification for registration opening will be in the Fellows Weekly Announcements. If you have any questions, please email Courtney Nolde.


Registration is open to 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Fellows for the Harley-Davidson Learning Experience in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, April 1st. The event will begin with a Welcome Dinner on Monday, March 31st.

If you're interested in attending, please e-mail cnolde@lcldnet.com as soon as possible.

Information including the agenda, hotel information, welcome dinner details, and transportation will be sent out under separate email for those Fellows attending the event.


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.


LCLD is looking for 5-7 LCLD Fellows to speak at the 2014 1L LCLD Scholars Retreat in Dallas, TX on June 6th.  The session will cover: 

The Secrets to Success – Its More How You Manage the Bad than How You Navigate the Good

You may have heard that you will need to work hard, build relationships, and show leadership potential.  How do you do that?  This panel will answer the tough questions for you, including:

-How to rebound from tough feedback

-How to balance life and work (especially in the first three years)

-How to know if you’re keeping pace or falling behind

-What successful lawyers do that keeps them focused

If you are interested in speaking on this panel, please contact Louise Bald at lbald@lcldnet.com, and include a brief statement as to what insights you would share with the 1L Scholars.

MCCA 2014 CLE EXPO - Los Angeles, CA - March 12-13th

Please send an email to 2012 Fellow, Diana Torres, & Courtney Nolde if you plan to attend the MCCA 2014 CLE Expo in LA next month. Diana is organizing a Fellows event in LA during the conference!


CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) would like to have 4 practicing attorneys on a panel for a scheduled session in each city (see below). If you are interested or want more information, please send Lori Lorenzo an email indicating the city in which you are interested.

DC - Thursday March 13th, 6pm-7:30pm 

NYC - Thursday, April 10th, 6pm-7:30pm


LCLD invites the local Dallas area Fellows Alumni to join the 2014 Fellows at the Welcome Reception during the LCLD 2014 Fellows First Meeting on Friday, March 21st from 5:30-7:30pm at the Four Seasons Las Colinas. Please RSVP to Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com by March 10th. 


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


Thank you to all the Member organizations that have registered to participate in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program this year. If you haven’t yet registered your organization, it is not too late. Please click here to do so.  We are looking forward to another wonderful group of 1L Scholars joining us at the Scholars Retreat this June in Dallas, TX.  If you have already registered your organization, please take a moment to provide your 1L Scholar(s)’ name and contact information by clicking here.  This will allow LCLD to know who is joining us for the Retreat, and provide important information to the Scholars.

2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

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.


Gray Plant Mooty 
consistently seeks to recruit, retain, and reward the best people.  We are currently seeking talented attorneys for corporate and IP associate openings in our Minneapolis office. To view our available positions, please visit gpmlaw.com/join-us.

Click here to view an email from 2011 Fellow, Obi Madubuko, and the positions that GE has available.

Squire Sanders is hiring. To view available opportunities and apply online, please visit www.squiresanders.com/lawyercareers/.  Here is a recent job description of one of the positions available: Energy Projects Attorney: Global law firm Squire Sanders is hiring an Energy Projects Attorney to join our Washington DC office.  We are looking for a motivated, professional, and courteous individual that desires a fast paced, collaborative and productive work environment.  The incumbent must be willing to travel to domestic and international client locations on an as needed basis. Squire Sanders' energy practice has been recognized for its comprehensive and innovative approach to the industry and its participation in nearly every major energy initiative of the past several decades, from the development of cross-border natural gas pipelines to ground-breaking liquefied natural gas terminals, as well as renewable energy power plants throughout the world. Qualified candidates will have 1 to 4 years of experience structuring, negotiating and documenting corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, and demonstrated interest or experience in the development of energy projects. Candidates must have a J.D. and be licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. Candidates should also have excellent academic credentials and superior organizational, writing, and communication skills.  Spanish language proficiency highly desired. Squire Sanders offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits. Apply online.

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.Qualifications: 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. 

DaVita HealthCare Partners is searching for a Group General Counsel in Denver, CO.  The GGC will provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues which arise from the day-to-day operations of a growing, complex organization in a heavily-regulated healthcare environment.  10 years of legal experience in operations, corporate law, and healthcare is desired.  Please send any resumes to Fellow amy.sanford@davita.com

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

Wells Fargo is currently hiring for several legal positions.  To view the full position list, job descriptions, and to apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.   

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