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 Yendelela Anderson was  selected as a member of the Daily Report’s 40 legal rising stars under 40 in Georgia, class of 2014.

2014 Fellow George Medlock recently joined Comcast as Assistant General Counsel in Philadelphia.   

2014 Fellow Deborah Sperati has been selected as an honoree for the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2014 Leaders in the Law award.  Please click here to read more about this award. 

2013 Fellow Ebonee Lewis recently joined Becton, Dickinson and Company based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, as Employment Counsel in the Law Group.

2012 Fellow Omar Alaniz spoke on a panel at the 2014 Lavendar Law Conference in New York City that focused on high-level bankruptcy concepts. 

2012 Fellow Angela Hilt was among the women named by Inside Counsel as "Poised for Prominence:  100 Women who are ready to take on the role of GC in the next three years."  Please click here for the article. 


2014 Fellows Second Meeting

Registration for the 2014 Fellows Second Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona remains 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 3rd.  For questions about the hotel or logistics, please contact Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com

NYC Leadership Lunch - September 22nd

The September 22nd Leadership Lunch in New York City hosted by Kate Adams, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Honeywell, and Brad Butwin, Chair O'Melveny & Meyers LLP, is open for registration. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel to register for the event.  2014 Fellows who have not yet attended a Leadership Lunch will be given priority to attend this lunch if they RSVP before Monday, September 1st. 


Fellows Alumni Monthly Call - September 3rd

The Fellows Alumni Monthly call is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3rd at 2:00pm Eastern Time.  The call-in number is 1.866.285.2458, and the passcode is 213.430.7828.

Annual Meeting Welcome Reception

Phoenix-area Fellows are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:15pm at the Arizona Biltmore.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com by Monday, September 8th.  

Fellows Alumni Needed to Mentor 

We have an exciting opportunity for Fellows Alumni to Mentor a LCLD 1L Scholar.  Information on this LCLD Program can be found by clicking here.  This mentoring relationship is a one year commitment through the 2L year, although we hope that the relationship could informally continue through the remainder of the Scholar's time in law school.

We are working to best match Scholars with Fellows as close, geographically, as possible.  Our expectation is that both sides do what they can to work within these limitations and build the best relationship possible.

We currently need Mentors in the following cities:

Ann Arbor, MI (3)

Boston, MA (14)

Charlottesville, VA (3)

Hartford, CT (1)

Knoxville, TN (2)

Madison, WI (1)

New Haven, CT (1)

New York, NY (2)

St. Louis, MO (1)

Washington, DC (3)

Please contact Louise Bald at lbald@lcldnet.com if you are able to participate as a Mentor.  2014 Fellows are currently being matched with Scholars, and will receive their match information soon.

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.


The Minnesota Fellows will be meeting for happy hour on Tuesday, October 7th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Pracna in St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis.  Please RSVP to 2013  Fellow Caryn Boisen at cboisen@larsonking.com if you are able to make it.


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. 


Exelon is currently seeking an Energy Regulatory attorney to support its competitive businesses in Baltimore.  Please click here for details. 

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is seeking to fill the following positions.  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and a copy of law school transcripts to: Nicole Morden, Attorney Recruiting Manager, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL  60661.  Her fax number is (312) 577-4572 and her e-mail address is nicole.morden@kattenlaw.com.

(1) A Corporate Associate with three to four years of relevant law firm experience to join its Corporate Department and work in the Chicago office.  Excellent academic credentials, work references and a Illinois bar license are required.  Candidates must have well-rounded corporate experience, including M&A and Private Equity experience.  Some securities experience is a plus.  

(2)  A Financial Services Associate with two years of relevant law firm experience to join its Financial Services Department and work in the Chicago office.  Excellent academic credentials, work references and a Illinois bar license are required.  Candidates must also have experience in one or more of the following areas: broker dealer, commodities, futures, hedge funds and/or private equity funds. 

(3)   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 a Illinois bar license is preferred.    

(4) Description:  A Health Care Associate with three to five years of experience to join its Health Care Practice and work in the Chicago office.  Health care transactional experience and knowledge of Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and similar regulatory parameters is essential. 

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC is seeking a Litigation Associate with 6-8 years of experience for its Kansas City, Missouri office.  For more information about the position and application process, click here.

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.  

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