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.
2013 Fellow Marcela Robledo was promoted to Counsel in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
2013 Fellow Mara Garcia Kaplan recently joined Latino LEAD as a Planning Council Member. Latino LEAD (Leadership, Equity, Achievement, Diplomacy) is a cross-sector consortium of Latinos working together to advance their collective influence, success, and power.
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.
Due to the success of this first roundtable and the interest of other Fellows, Regional Roundtables will be held in 2015 in every city that has at least 10 Fellows. These cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. More information about the roundtables will be available once planning is finalized.
REGISTER FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE
Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference to be held Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, La. Click here to register and click here to view the full agenda!
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$175 Early Bird Registration: Open through Jan. 31, 2015
$200 Regular Registration: Feb. 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015
$250 Late Registration: May 1, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Registration Fee - Corporate Fellows:
$150 Regular Registration: Open through June 1, 2015
Registration fees have been implemented to help cover increased conference expenses including speaker fees, one group dinner, and the growing number of Fellows Alumni.
You may reserve your hotel room at the Hotel Monteleone through a link in the registration website or by clicking here. Please reserve your room by Thursday, May 14, 2015 to get LCLD's discounted group rate of $229 plus taxes per night.
If you have questions, please contact Courtney Nolde.
REVIEW YOUR FELLOWS PROFILE
The practice areas in the Fellows Directory have been updated. Please double-check your profile to ensure that your practice area information remains accurate. If not, you may update this information by selecting your profile, scrolling to the bottom and clicking "Update this Profile." If your practice area is not listed, please select "Other" and use the "Personal narrative" section to elaborate.
WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST
Previously available only to the LCLD Board of Directors, the LCLD Weekly News Digest will now be released online every Wednesday! Find the latest headlines about LCLD Members and organizations, as well as thought-provoking articles on diversity in the legal profession, talent development, and leadership.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
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.
ABA LITIGATION SECTION CORPORATE COUNSEL COMMITTEE ANNUAL SEMINAR AND MEETING - Miami, FL: Feb. 12-15, 2015
Registration is now open for the ABA Litigation Section Corporate Counsel Committee's 2015 CLE Seminar and Meeting at the Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, Florida on February 12–15, 2015. Registration is FREE for in-house counsel.
In addition to new, cutting-edge CLE programs, the 2015 seminar will feature advanced skill-building workshops (including litigation budgeting), programs with judges, a General Counsel Forum and a Litigation Management Roundtable. The Open In-House Forum addresses topics of interest to in-house counsel (without outside counsel present). For outside counsel, there is an interactive program on client-concentric business development. The seminar faculty includes panelists from Kenneth Cole Productions, Praxair, Intel, Southwest Airlines, Ryder Systems, Altria Group, Merck, Decision Quest, Texas Public Radio, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Rainmaker VT, Amegy Bank, United Health Care, Navigant, Harley Davidson, Office Depot, Coca-Cola, Bristol Myers Squibb, Berkeley Research Group, and Fidelity Investments.
Register early before the ABA’s room block at the Trump Doral fills up. Click here for additional information about the event and to register. Please contact 2013 Fellow Denise Zamore at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
Litigation Associate: Gray Plant Mooty – Minneapolis, MN
c/o Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center
80 S. Eighth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate - Chemistry or Biotechnology: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Alexandria, VA
Real Estate Associate: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Washington, D.C.
Litigation Associate: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - San Diego, CA
Trademark Associate: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Alexandria, VA
Environmental Attorney: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Columbus, OH
Counsel: Bristol-Myers Squibb - Plainsboro, NJ
Click here for the full job description. For questions about the position or to submit your resume, contact:
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Rt 206 & Province Line Rd, Princeton, NJ
Office: (609) 252-6903
Real Estate Staff Attorney: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Richmond, VA
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 be removed (unless otherwise requested).