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).
Congratulations to the 2014 LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council and Committees!
The Executive Council
Chair: Zohra Tejani
Immediate Past Chair: Jacqueline Katzel
Secretary: Jason DeJonker
Historian: Jin Liu
2011 Fellows Liaison: John Park
2012 Fellows Liaison: Danielle Rawls
2013 Fellows Liaison: Anthony Sharett
Advocacy Group Committee Co-Chairs: Michael-Bryant Hicks & Lica Tomizuka
Communications Committee Chair: Cassandra Headrick
Fellows Alumni Conference Committee Co-Chairs:
Darwin Conner & Brian Seaman
Monthly Call Committee Co-Chairs: Shanna Cohn & Catalina Vergara
Outreach Committee Chair: Jin Liu
Regional Committee Chair: Paula Aguila
Strategy & Innovation Chair: Maritza Okata
Advocacy Group Committee
Co-Chairs: Michael-Bryant Hicks & Lica Tomizuka
Chair: Cassandra Headrick
Fellows Alumni Conference Committee
Co-Chairs: Darwin Conner & Brian Seaman
Immediate Past Chair: Corey Lee
Monthly Call Committee
Co-Chairs: Shanna Cohn & Catalina Vergara
Immediate Past Chair: Vanessa Allen Sutherland
Chair: Jin Liu
Immediate Past Chair: Ron Sia
Chair: Paula Aguila
Immediate Past Chair: Aja Sae-Kung
Strategy & Innovation Committee
Chair: Maritza Okata
Immediate Past Chair: Zohra Tejani
Vanessa Allen Sutherland
2011, 2012 & 2013 FELLOWS SURVEY
In order to measure the success of the Fellows Program so far, we need to hear from you on the impact LCLD has had on your career path and professional growth. Please take a few minutes to complete the LCLD survey by clicking here.
2014 FELLOWS MONTHLY CALL & ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER QUESTION
On June 17th at 2:00 pm EST, 2014 Fellows will have the opportunity to speak to Kathleen Brady. The teleconference number is 1-877-294-8214, and the access code is 5075876.
Kathleen Brady walked the Fellows through the Highlands Ability Battery test. This test is a useful tool for identifying both strengths and weaknesses. Click here to access her presentation materials.
Please plan to connect with your accountability partner to discuss the most surprising finding from your report and what it means for your career and leadership aspirations.
NYC AREA FELLOWS GRADUATION HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 18th
The NYC area Fellows are having a graduation happy hour on Wednesday, June 18 on the outdoor terrace of the Humphrey at the Eventi Hotel, 851 Avenue of the Americas (between 29th and 30th Streets) from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Please RSVP to 2013 Fellow Jennifer Silver at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, June 10th.
SEATTLE AREA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 23rd
ATLANTA AREA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 26th
MINNESOTA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - JULY 8th
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 email@example.com.
COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - MINNEAPOLIS, MN JUNE 26th - 28th
Altria is seeking to fill the Law, Sales Practice Group, Sr. Counsel position in Richmond, VA. The position is within the Law Department’s Sales Practice Group and reports to ALCS Assistant General Counsel. The successful candidate will join the team that provides legal support related to the distribution, sale and promotion of Altria’s tobacco operating companies’ products in the U.S. and its territories. The candidate must be highly engaged; capable of operating in a fast-paced environment; show strategic thinking and attention to detail; and have strong communications skills. Qualified candidates should be able to handle multiple, competing priorities in a rapidly evolving environment, manage substantial workload and client expectations and successfully interact with all management levels. The individual also must demonstrate leadership attributes, reliability, good judgment, teamwork, time management and effective legal research and writing skills. Client counseling experience is preferred. Specific experience with antitrust and competition law concepts is helpful, but not required. Similarly, contract drafting experience may be helpful, but is not required. Click here for the official job posting.
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.
Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.