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).
We have completed the transfer of Profile photos and data from the old site to the new site, so please review, update and expand your Profile in the Fellows Directory. Thanks for your patience!
2013 Fellow Lauren Freeman-Bosworth was recently promoted to Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation at Pitney Bowes Inc. In addition to continuing her role as the company's chief litigator, she will also be assuming responsibility as the business unit lawyer for one of Pitney Bowes' business units.
2012 Fellow Prashant Khetan recently joined Cause of Action as Senior Counsel in Washington DC.
ADVOCACY GROUPS PROGRAM
In the Fall of 2013, over 100 LCLD Fellows began participating in the Advocacy Groups Program, a collaborative system where Fellows separate into groups of five in order to promote each other’s careers. Here’s how it works:
Each Advocacy Group schedules regular conference calls. On each call, the members of the group do an intensive review of the career of a single Fellow. They give feedback based upon that Fellow’s summary of her career history and goals.
As follow-up to each call, Advocacy Group members take steps to assist the Fellow whose career was reviewed on the call. These steps may include sharing learning resources, making introductions to contacts, and other favors that might assist in advancing the Fellow’s goals.
An Advocacy Group cycle lasts for approximately six months. Then, the cycle repeats with participants moving to new groups or remaining with their original groups as they choose.
We have concluded the first round of Advocacy Groups, and we’re excited about Advocacy Groups Cycle II, which begins on June 9, 2014. Please use the following link to sign up for Advocacy Groups. For more information about Advocacy Groups, please contact Michael-Bryant Hicks or Lica Tomizuka.
NETWORKING RECEPTION IN WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18TH
Baker & McKenzie LLP will host a networking reception in its Washington, DC office on Wednesday, June 18 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This event will be part of its continuing series on Diversity in the Legal Profession and will feature a keynote from Calvin Butler, the CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE). Mr. Butler is an attorney and a skilled lobbyist as well as BGE’S first African-American CEO.
Baker & McKenzie is extending an invitation to attend the event to the LCLD Fellows in the Washington, DC metro area. For more information on the event, please contact Floyd Mills, Baker & McKenzie’s Director of Diversity, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND'S NETWORKING DAY - JUNE 4TH
National Girlfriend’s Networking (NGN) Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of building connections sponsored by The New Agenda, a national, non-profit and non-partisan women’s organization devoted to improving the lives of women and girls. NGN is held each year on June 4th - the day that women got the right to vote in 1919 by joint resolution when Congress approved the women’s suffrage amendment and sent it to the states for ratification.
NGN is a one-hour event from 12:30-1:30 EST that includes a live panel discussion in NYC featuring renowned, diverse women leaders discussing their personal experiences. The panel is streamed to events around the country hosted by corporations and women entrepreneurs, allowing thousands of women to tune in and interact with the panel and then network with others in the room.
Although the main event in is NYC, there are also events all over the country. You can learn more about these events and sign up for a local event by clicking here. This year Jocelyn Bramble will be attending the Washington, DC event on June 4th at Weil Gotshal. Please let Jocelyn know if you are able to attend the event in Washington DC.
2014 DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUMMIT - JUNE 5TH & 6TH
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.
Click here to view open positions at Microsoft.
The Home Depot is currently has the following three positions open:
Sr. Corporate Counsel - Commercial Transactions (85478): The Home Depot is seeking a commercial transactions attorney with a proven record of client service and a practical, problem-solving approach to providing legal services in a corporate environment. The successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills and the ability to identify, assess and guide the Procurement and Financial Services departments with regard to legal risks associated with their respective business operations. He or she must be a hands-on, commercial contracts lawyer that will service all contracting needs for these departments, including, but not limited to identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting and negotiating documents, presenting appropriate recommendations, and assuring legal compliance. The successful candidate will also be responsible for updating the company’s standard form agreements as needed. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information about this position.
Sr. Corporate Counsel – Technology (85475): The Home Depot is seeking a commercial transactions attorney with a proven record of client service and a practical, problem-solving approach to providing legal services in a corporate environment. The successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills and the ability to identify, assess and guide the Technology and eCommerce departments with regard to legal risks associated with their respective business operations. He or she must be a hands-on, commercial contracts lawyer that will service all contracting needs for these departments, including, but not limited to identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting and negotiating documents, presenting appropriate recommendations, and assuring legal compliance. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information about this position.
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.
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is seeking a Director, Business and Legal Affairs. Click here for more information about this position.
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.
Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.