WELCOME TO THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. 2014 Fellows will be given priority to attend lunches, with any open spaces available for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fellows. Capacity is limited, so be sure to read your Fellows announcements each week! If you have any questions, contact Stephanie (right).
The new Fellows Directory, while functioning, is still being updated as we move Profile photos and data from the old site to the new site. Please bear with us. When all available Profile data has been transferred, we'll send you a notification and ask you to review and update/expand your Profiles. Thanks for your patience!
2014 Fellow Joseph Hanna was recently appointed to the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board. Click here to read the article.
2013 Fellow Reena Bajowala has been named a "Most Powerful & Influential Woman" of 2014 by the Illinois Diversity Council. The award recognizes high-ranking female executives in various industries in Illinois who demonstrate leadership excellence and who have not only achieved personal success, but have made it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps. Click here to read the article.
UNITED HEALTH GROUP LEARNING EXPERIENCE - June 16-17
We are excited to announce the upcoming Fellows Learning Experience at UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, MN on Monday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 17th. Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve RSVP response with priority for the 2014 Fellows. If you're interested in attending, please e-mail Stephanie Uzel 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.
2014 FELLOWS MONTHLY CALL & ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER QUESTION
On May 22nd at 2:00 pm EST, 2014 Fellows will have the opportunity to speak to Chris DeSantis. The teleconference number is 1-877-294-8214, and the access code is 5075876.
Chris DeSantis spoke to the Fellows about leadership, emotional intelligence, and soliciting feedback. He also provided a framework for understanding how generational diversity creates an interpretive perspective. Click here to access his presentation materials.
Please plan to connect with your accountability partner to discuss the following question: What part of his discussion stood out to you the most and how have you incorporated that knowledge into your daily routine?
GUEST COLUMNIST OPPORTUNITY
LCLD invites you to author a guest column for the Success in Law School Connections publication. This publication goes to approximately 2000 law firm and corporate attorney Mentors and 1L Mentees every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Connections articles are 500-750 words and can be on any topic that you think is relevant to law school 1L Mentees and/or lawyer Mentors. Here is a link to archived Connections newsletters if you want to check out guest columns that have been published in previous editions.
Potential Topics for July include the following (although authors are not limited to these topics)
On-campus recruiting in the fall . . . and beyond (what to do if you don’t get a job)
Tips for staying in touch with your summer employer once you go back to school
Best practices for using your law school career development office
Electives for 2L year … clinics, externships, clerkships
Dress for success: The fashion rules for employer-sponsored networking events and interview season (or what does “business casual” really mean?)
How to pick a great writing sample
Behavioral interviewing, what is it and how to navigate it
How to tell your story and stand out (for all the right reasons)
The ins and outs of thank you notes
The deadline for final copy is the 10th of the month in which the article will be published. The next available article publication month is July, but please feel free to sign up for any other publication month in advance.
Please email Louise Bald, firstname.lastname@example.org, to express an interest in writing an upcoming guest column. Thank you!
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.
McDonald's currently has several open roles. Please click here for more information.
Fisher Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing management, currently has openings for experienced associates. To view specific opportunities and apply online, please visit http://laborlawyers.com/Open-Positions. The Fisher Phillips point of contact is Meredith Bell, Associate Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator. Meredith’s email address is email@example.com and her direct dial is 404-240-5867.
The Home Depot has a Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property position open. The successful candidate will provide broad support to the organization in the area of IP clearance, registration and prosecution (trademark and patent). The job will also involve training and providing advice to client groups on a wide range of other IP ownership issues, as well as managing outside counsel as necessary. Click here to review the position description.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is seeking a Diversity Program Manager for its Los Angeles office. The Diversity Program Manager provides strategic advice to the firm on diversity-related issues and provides tactical implementation of diversity initiatives. The Diversity Program Manager also develops programs, manages data, and interfaces with the community and professional organizations. Requirements Include: Bachelor's degree in related discipline; Five or more years managing diversity programs for a professional services organization; Law firm experience a plus. For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, 355 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071. You may Contact Laura Howard at 213-452-5510 or email@example.com for more information.
Linklaters LLP has a number of open positions in its U.S. practice. It is currently seeking to hire Tax associates in its London and Washington D.C. offices and an Investment Management associate in its New York office. For further details and information on all openings at Linklaters LLP, click here.
K&L Gates is currently searching for a Diversity & Inclusion Manager in its Orange County/Los Angeles office. The Diversity & Inclusion Manager provides specialized support to the Diversity & Inclusion function, including implementation of diversity initiatives and collaboration with the firm's Firmwide Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity, and Women in the Profession Committees, and other teams. The Manager will also coordinate ongoing firm efforts with lawyers and staff members across the firm, act as the program administrator for various initiatives and programs, and will be responsible for completing various diversity surveys. Click here to read the full position description and application instructions.
Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the largest regional law firms in the Midwest and one of the 150 largest law firms in the United States, has several attorney positions available. All applications will be treated as highly confidential. Please visit the web page and use the “self-apply” feature at http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/careers-openings-attorneys.html to submit your application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
Monsanto Company has a Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law position available. Click here to review the position description.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. Desired start date is as soon as possible.
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.
Quarles & Brady LLP seeks an Associate with at least three years of experience to specialize in health law with its growing, dynamic national health care practice in its Washington, D.C. or Indianapolis office. The attorney should have an understanding of the regulatory aspects of health care law and should preferably have experience in advising pharmacies, drug / device manufacturers and distributors, hospitals, physicians, health systems, and other health care providers or payors on federal and state law regulatory issues affecting the health care industry. The candidate must also have knowledge of the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration regulations. In addition to holding a license to practice law, the attorney should have a demonstrable interest in regulatory health law and possess at least one of the following: (1) a background in health care, including prior work experience in the industry; (2) an LLM in health care; (3) a master's degree in health administration; or (4) commensurate practical experience. The candidate must have a strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to become a partner at this firm. Quarles & Brady LLP is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing samples online.