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.
2014 Fellow Dennis Hopkins was named a 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent | Law by the Council of Urban Professionals for "extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on [his] community."
2014 Fellow Shani Rivaux was promoted to Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS LEARNING EXPERIENCE - Orlando, FL: Feb. 5-6, 2015
We are excited to announce the upcoming Fellows Learning Experience at Darden Restaurants in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, February 5, and Friday, February 6, 2015. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with priority for the 2014 Fellows who have not yet attended a Learning Experience. If you're interested in attending, please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com as soon as possible. Information including the agenda, hotel block, welcome dinner details, and transportation will be provided to the Fellows attending the event.
The LCLD Fellows Alumni Regional Committee seeks volunteers to coordinate roundtable events across the country that will feature a prominent CEO, General Counsel, or Managing Partner. Please also feel free to send suggestions for CEOs, GCs, or MPs you know that could lead a roundtable in one of the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to reach out to your contacts and market yourself in your city. If you are interested in volunteering to coordinate these events (or have a roundtable suggestion), please email the Regional Committee Chair, Paula Aguila, at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Under the coordination of 2012 Fellow Gerard Gregoire, 2011 Fellow Diane Webster, and 2012 Fellow Craig Jeffrey, LCLD Midwest Fellows provided 25 toys or monetary gifts for Lydia Home. Lydia Home assists families in need by providing a safe alternative to the welfare system, and the Fellows felt that LCLD could play a significant role in impacting the lives of the less fortunate.
We would love to hear more from you about your volunteer activities in your community. Please send a summary of your efforts to 2012 Fellow Jin Liu at email@example.com and Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCLD FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - Los Angeles, CA: Dec. 22, 2014
The 2014 Los Angeles area Fellows hope to plan regular gatherings around Los Angeles (downtown and Westside) for current Fellows and Fellows Alumni. To kick things off before the New Year, you're invited to a casual, no-host get together on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Chaya in downtown Los Angeles from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or later). Please RSVP to 2014 Fellow Chrissy Roussell if you plan to attend.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
NYC BAR GENERAL COUNSEL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FORUM - New York, NY: Dec. 18, 2014
The New York City Bar is hosting the General Counsel Diversity and Inclusion Forum on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. General Counsel from some of the country's preeminent life insurance companies will engage in a dialogue about the successes and challenges of establishing and nurturing a diverse and inclusive legal department. Speakers include Dave S. Hattem of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and Tracy Rich of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
CORPORATE COUNSEL INTENSIVE INSTITUTE - Boulder, CO: Jan. 5-6, 2015
The University of Colorado Law School will host the first-ever Corporate Counsel Intensive Institute (CCII) Jan. 5-9, 2015, at the Wolf Law Building in Boulder, Colorado. CCII is an intensive one-week course designed to immerse prospective or new in-house counsel in the best practices of being an effective and strategic in-house counsel. Four LCLD Members are leading the course: Susan Blount, Kim Rivera, Mark Roellig, and Laura Stein. Please click here for more information.
15TH ANNUAL CHARTING YOUR OWN COURSE CAREER CONFERENCE - Orlando, FL: Feb. 5-8, 2015
The 15th Annual Charting Your Own Course Career Conference (CYOC) will take place Feb. 5-8, 2015, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The theme for this year’s conference is “Personal Investment.” The conference is hosted by Werten Bellamy and a faculty team of in-house and outside counsel leaders from across the country. At CYOC, the focus is to place attorneys of color in the path of practical career strategies, delivered on a straight-talk platform by senior attorneys who are personally invested in the attendees. To learn more about CYOC, view testimonials of past attendees, and register for the program, click here. To view the 2015 CYOC Conference Agenda, click here. If you have any questions regarding the conference, contact Werten Bellamy at email@example.com or 301-704-9628. For more information regarding the conference and its practical and professional benefits, contact 2011 Fellow Jimmie L. McMillian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBA COMMERCIAL LAW SECTION 28TH ANNUAL CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE - Naples, FL: Feb. 26-28, 2015
The 28th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference is scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. The conference is expected to be sold out again this year. Registration must be received by Nov. 30, 2014, in order to take advantage of the lowest early bird registration rates. Review the registration brochure here. Corporate Counsel with Home Depot, GEICO, Target, The Coca-Cola Company, Diageo, Microsoft, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Dex Media, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Rockwell Automation, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and Showtime Network have already committed to attend the conference. Contact 2012 Fellow Roger Goode at email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is seeking a third-year (3L) law student to join its Real Estate Department in the Chicago office as a first-year associate in the fall of 2015. Excellent academic credentials, work references, and a successful passing of the July 2015 Illinois bar exam is required. Candidates should also have a demonstrated interest and/or have previous experience in real estate. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and a copy of their law school transcript to:
Littler Mendelson is looking for the best and brightest to join its ever-growing and thriving team. For more information about specific associate openings, please visit the Careers section of its website: http://www.littler.com/careers. Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. For more information visit: www.littler.com. Littler offers a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Littler Mendelson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the largest regional law firms in the Midwest and one of the 150 largest law firms in the United States, has several attorney positions available around the U.S. Click here to visit the Career Openings web page and use the “self-apply” feature at to submit your application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
Target Corporation is seeking to fill the position of Senior Corporate Counsel, Tax & Employee Benefits. Click here to see job description and here to apply. E-mail Jayna.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions and apply online, please visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers.
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Effective in 2015, Job Opportunities will be posted uniformly in the Fellows Weekly Announcements. Please send the following information to Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com and Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Title and location of the position
2. Contact information of individual to contact with additional questions about the position
3. PDF of the job description
Job Opportunities will remain in the Fellows Weekly Announcements for four consecutive weeks and then removed (unless otherwise requested).