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!
2012 Fellow Natalie Reid was recently promoted to partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
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.
LGBT BAR ANNUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
If you would like to nominate a Fellow for one of the following awards, please reach out to him or her. Nominations for the following awards must be submitted no later than June 9th at 5:00pm EDT.
The Allies for Justice Award recognizes a straight ally in the legal profession who, in their position of leadership, has allied with the LGBT community to make a noteworthy contribution to the struggle for civil rights and equality in the field of law. Click here to nominate a Fellow for the Allies for Justice Award.
The Dan Bradley Award, the LGBT Bar's highest honor, recognizes the efforts of a member of the LGBT legal community whose work, like Attorney Dan Bradley’s, has led the way in the struggle for equality under the law. Dan Bradley was the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibility's Committee on the Rights of Gay People (now the Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity). Dan Bradley saw the law as a powerful instrument of social justice, and he believed that lawyers had an obligation to place their skills as advocates at the service of the least powerful among us. Click here to nominate a Fellow for the Dan Bradley Award.
The National LGBT Bar Association is now accepting nominations for its fifth annual Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award. This year, the LGBT Bar will recognize 40 LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality. Nominees must be self-identified LGBT attorneys admitted to practice in any U.S. jurisdiction and must have been born on or after August 22, 1974. Click here to nominate a Fellow for the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award. Please submit (1) a nomination form, (2) statement of Support of Nominee that provides details on his/her achievements within his/her legal field and his/her commitment to LGBT equality (not to exceed 2 pages), (3) the Nominee's current resume, and (4) letters of support.
SEATTLE AREA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 23rd
COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - MINNEAPOLIS, MN JUNE 26TH - 28TH
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.
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.
McDonald's currently has several open roles. Please click here for more information.
Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.