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).


 2014 Fellow Jennifer Hodulick recently joined Focus Features in Santa Monica, California as the Vice President, Business Affairs.  

2012 Fellow Lily Chin recently joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as a Partner in its Oakland, CA office. 

2011 Fellow Nadira Clarke recently joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as a Partner in its Washington, DC office. 


2014 Fellows Second Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2014 Fellows Second Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona is now open.  The meeting will begin on Wednesday, September 17th and conclude on Friday, September 19th.  Please click here to register to attend.  Meeting registration will remain open until September 17th.  However, to take advantage of the LCLD conference rate at the Arizona Biltmore, please click here and book your room by Monday, August 18th.  For questions about the hotel or logistics, please contact Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com


Monthly Call & Accountability Partner Exercise:  August 13th

On August 13th at 2:00 pm EST, 2014 Fellows will have the opportunity to speak to Lori Lorenzo.  The teleconference number is 1-877-294-8214, and the access code is 5075876.

LCLD Fellows are asked each year to mentor LCLD 1L Scholars.  Please click here and review information about the LCLD 1L Scholars Program.  Please schedule some time with your accountability partner to discuss your thoughts on the biggest challenges that law students face today.   

 KENJI YOSHINO:  Fellows 2nd Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting

We are pleased to present NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino and Deloitte Managing Principal Christie Smith, co-authors of the "Uncovering Talent: A New Model for Inclusion" white paper. This groundbreaking research has received critical acclaim from Fast Company, Forbes, and The New York Times. The research to date, which includes survey responses from more than 3000 employees, has determined that covering--the tendency of individuals to manage or downplay their differences--is widespread, and that it significantly impacts employees' sense of opportunities and commitment to the organization. Those costs, of course, are ultimately passed through to the organization.

The Yoshino and Smith presentation will not only highlight the insight developed through their original research, but will also provide a unique opportunity to transform the conversation around inclusion into action through research specific to LCLD Member organizations. To maximize the value of this research and its action oriented application for you, we are asking our Member organizations to participate in an anonymous research study developed and administered by Deloitte. Information about participating in this exclusive research opportunity is copied below and an email detailing this research initiative has been sent to your organization's general counsel or managing partner and diversity professional. We encourage you to work with them to provide access to the survey via the link below to both lawyers and staff in your law firm or corporate legal department. Of course, if you believe this would be of interest to others in your organization, please feel free to circulate it to other departments as well. We are excited to have you actively participate in this unique opportunity to identify the sources of covering demands, and the ways in which LCLD's Members can create an environment where unnecessary covering demands can be retired.

Survey Link: http://deloitte.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06YDEW64fusXnRr

Instructions for Participation:
To participate in this study, simply forward the link above to both lawyers and staff in your law firm or corporate legal department. We ask that all respondents please complete the anonymous survey by Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Please Note: Results will not be attributed to any firm or corporation. However, the survey does ask respondents to identify their employer organization.  This allows Member organizations the option to engage Yoshino (through a subsequent consulting engagement) to analyze their firm or company specific results without incurring a cost to re-administered the survey. LCLD will not have access to individual member responses and the presentation at the Fellows Meeting and Annual Meeting will be aggregated data.


Speaking opportunities are available at the 4th Annual eDiscovery Leadership Conference, which will be held on October 31st at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The Legal Learning Series is honored to be the premier eDiscovery conference for the Florida legal community.  This year’s conference will have over 300 attendees and 30 exhibitors.  Speakers will receive a concierge to assist with their needs during the day.  Please contact 2012 Fellow Corey Lee at leec@hunton.com for more details about speaking.


NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference:  Nashville, TN - August 14th - 15th

Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel if you plan to attend the NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 14th - 15th.  She will connect you with other Fellows who are also planning to attend.  Please click here to register for this conference sponsored by the Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Lavender Law:  New York, NY - August 20th - 23rd

Please e-mail Brian Seaman if you plan to attend the Lavender Law Conference in New York City August 20th - 23rd.  He is organizing a Fellows Happy Hour. 

Texas Minority Counsel Program's 22nd Annual Conference:  Austin, TX - September 3rd - 5th

Please e-mail Chris Mugica if you plan to attend the Texas Minority Counsel Program's 22nd Annual Conference in Austin, Texas September 3rd - 5th. 


Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is seeking a lawyer qualified to practice in a Latin American market who is fluent in Spanish with at least 3 years of experience drafting and negotiating contracts, preferably transactions related to Latin America or other civil law jurisdictions.  Experience in the pharmaceutical field is helpful but not necessary.  The individual in this position will provide legal advice relative to the broad range of BMS transactions that support ongoing operations in Spanish-speaking Latin America. These include, but are not limited to, R&D agreements, such as clinical trials, expanded access, confidentiality, investigator-sponsored studies, outcomes research, informed consents, etc.; Commercial agreements such as healthcare provider consulting agreement, speaker agreements, market research, data licensing, etc.; and agreements supporting the day-to-day operation of local BMS facilities, such as real estate purchases or leases, back-office supplies and services, utilities, etc.  The individual will also assist Business Development and Corporate Development Legal teams to implement local agreements as needed relative to BMS acquisitions, divestiture or collaborations.  The position will be based in the Plainsboro, New Jersey office.  Interested candidates may contact 2012 Fellow Luis Vilarin at luis.vilarin@bms.com for more information.

Please click here for information about the Senior Corporation Counsel, Litigation position opening in the Law Department of Target in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   

Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.

Please click here for information about a corporate counsel position with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, based in Boca Raton, FL or Alpharetta, GA.    Interested candidates should contact Alan Stewart at alan.stewart@lexisnexis.com

Covance Inc. is seeking to fill an Associate General Counsel position.  Please click here for the job description.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to James Lovett at James.Lovett@covance.com.

Exelon is seeking to fill an Assistant General Counsel - Litigation position in Chicago, Illinois.  Please click here for more informatin.    

Yale University is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President and General Counsel of the university.  Please click here for additional information.  You may submit nominations, applications, or other confidential comments by email to yalegeneralcounsel@spencerstuart.com.  If you are nominating someone, please indicate whether you have informed the nominee of his/her nomination.