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 Natalie Renee Bolling was chosen as one of the top 100 black lawyers in the country by The National Black Lawyers: Top 100.
2014 Fellow David E. Green is now Corporate Counsel at HealthTrust Purchasing Group.
Past Fellows speaker and diversity consultant Verna Myers was featured on TED.com for her talk, "How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them." Watch the video here to see Verna's three-step process for changing inherent biases.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS LEARNING EXPERIENCE - Orlando, FL: Feb. 5-6, 2015
Registration for the upcoming Fellows Learning Experience at Darden Restaurants in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, February 5, and Friday, February 6, 2015 remains open, with a few spots left. 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
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.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
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. For more information on how to register, click 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.
Target Corporation seeks to fill the following positions in Minneapolis:
Perkins Coie has the following job openings:
Associate Attorney, Commercial Litigation: The New York office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate for its investigations and white collar defense practice. Candidates must have 2-3 years of large law firm experience or 3-5 years of government experience with the SEC, U.S. Attorney, NY AG, Manhattan DA, or FINRA. Candidates must have completed a federal clerkship to be considered; applicants with experience handling internal investigations, securities regulations, and complex litigation experience are preferred. Graduation from a top-tier law school, strong academic credentials, and law review or journal experience are necessary. To apply, please click here and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.
Associate Attorney, Commercial Litigation: The New York office of Perkins Coie is seeking a mid-level associate with 2-5 years of securities/complex litigation experience. Candidates must have completed a federal court clerkship to be considered; applicants with large law firm experience are preferred. Graduation from a top-tier law school, strong academic credentials, and law review or journal experience are necessary. To apply, please click here and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.
Hanson Bridgett LLP has the following positions open:
Estate Planning Attorney: Hanson Bridgett seeks a talented estate planning attorney with at least two years of experience to join the Estate Planning and Administration Section in San Francisco and Marin County. Candidates should have an especially strong motivation to build a career at a firm in which estate planning and administration is a highly-valued section of the firm. Ideal candidates will have strong research, writing, analytical and communication skills along with a distinguished academic background and impeccable references. California Bar required.
To be considered, please submit: a) a cover letter stating your interest in the position; b) resume; c) copy of law school transcript and d) a writing sample (such as a research memo). Sumit your application here.
eDiscovery Attorney: Hanson Bridgett seeks a litigation attorney with 7-12 years of eDiscovery experience to assist the firm with identifying, preserving and collecting, processing, reviewing, analyzing, and producing electronically stored information (ESI) to meet its clients’ legal obligations. The eDiscovery Counsel will understand and direct the firm’s legal obligations in eDiscovery matters as well as collaborate with stakeholders across the firm to ensure the firm’s continued commitment to utilizing best practices in this area. This role will evolve to serve as Hanson Bridgett’s legal expert on all matters related to eDiscovery. Ideal candidates will have strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills along with a distinguished academic background and impeccable references. California Bar required.
To be considered, please submit: a) a cover letter stating your interest in the position; b) resume; c) copy of law school transcript and d) a writing sample (such as a research memo). Submit your application here.
Frost Brown Todd LLC seeks an associate with at least two years of environmental litigation experience for a position in its Environmental Practice Group at its Columbus, Ohio office. Work will involve environmental litigation, regulatory counseling, and transactional matters. Applicants must have a strong academic record and excellent research and writing skills. Please click here and use the “self-apply” feature to submit your application.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com:
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).