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.
Did You Know?
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2013 Fellow Valeria Chapa-Garza is Co-Chair of a groundbreaking mentoring initiative for Mexican women lawyers launched by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the New York City Bar Association, and several LCLD Member organizations. Learn more about the program here.
2015 FELLOWS: Be on the look out for an e-mail this week with the sign-up sheet for Learning Experiences. PLEASE NOTE that you may register today for the Department of Transportation and Department of Justice Learning Experiences (see below).
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEARNING EXPERIENCE - Washington, D.C.: March 23-24, 2015
On March 24, 2015, LCLD Fellows have an opportunity to get an inside look at legal and policy issues in the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., where Vanessa Allen Sutherland, 2011 LCLD Fellow, is a Presidential appointee and Chief Counsel, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. She was also recently nominated as Chairperson and Member, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, by President Barack Obama. If you're interested in attending, please email Stephanie Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LEARNING EXPERIENCE - Washington, D.C.: April 26 & 27, 2015
On April 27, 2015, LCLD Fellows have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. As the world’s largest office, employing more than 10,000 attorneys, the DOJ has strong leaders at all levels of the organization, and Fellows will have the chance to hear personal stories of setback and success. Fellows will eat lunch with representatives from the Department’s Law Enforcement, Litigation, and Administration of Justice practices and engage in interactive sessions modeled after several of the Department’s distinctive diversity and inclusion programs. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com as soon as possible.
LEADERSHIP LUNCH PLUS - YUM! BRANDS: April 13, 2015
Registration remains open for the April 13, 2015, Leadership Lunch Plus in Louisville, Kentucky. The lunch is hosted by Christian Campbell, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Franchise Policy Officer at Yum! Brands, Inc. (parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut), with his guests John Selent, Managing Partner of the Louisville office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and member of the firm's Board of Directors, and George Yund, the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Frost Brown Todd LLC. After lunch, Fellows will tour the Yum! Brands headquarters, and participate in an activity relevant to and designed specifically for this event. The day will end with a networking reception with attorneys from YUM! Brands. To register for this event, please email Stephanie Uzel.
REGISTER FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE
The Fourth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference to be held Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here to register and click here to view the full agenda!
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$200 Regular Registration: Feb. 1 - April 30, 2015
$250 Late Registration: May 1 - 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.
RICK PALMORE LCLD FELLOWS LEADERSHIP AWARD - Seeking Nominations
The Fellows Alumni are now accepting nominations for the inaugural Rick Palmore LCLD Fellows Leadership Award. The Executive Council of the LCLD Fellows Alumni created this award as a way to celebrate Rick Palmore's contributions to LCLD and to award LCLD Fellows Alumni who have benefited the LCLD Fellows as a community and diverse attorneys generally. To learn more about the award and obtain a nomination form, click here. All nominations should be submitted to Nancy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27, 2015, at 5 p.m Eastern Time. Please note that members of the Fellows Alumni Executive Council are not eligible to receive the award.
2015 ROUNDTABLE SERIES
It’s your turn to participate in one of the Regional Roundtables listed below. Participation will be limited to about eight Fellows to ensure an intimate discussion.
Minneapolis, MN: March 18th Roundtable with Marianne Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group and Deb Berns, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, UnitedHealth Group. The topic is, "Off balance, successfully shifting to work life integration." Contact Danielle Rawls at email@example.com for more information.
Nashville, TN: March 27th Roundtable with Wes Blumenshine, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Group General Counsel at Caterpillar Inc., at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC at 9 a.m. Contact Robert Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fort Lauderdale, FL: April 3rd Roundtable with Francisco Hernandez-Castillo, VP & General Counsel Growth Markets at Tyco International, and Andres Rivero, Partner at Rivero Mestre LLP. The topic is, "The Growth of International Business and Its Impact on Understanding Diverse Backgrounds." Contact Paula Aguila at email@example.com for more information.
Dallas, TX: April 6th Roundtable from 6-8 p.m. It will be a "Dallas Dinner Table" in which participants will share experiences and perspectives on race in a casual setting over dinner in a structured discussion. There are 10 spots available at this event. Contact Kassandra McLaughlin at Kassandra.McLaughlin@huschblackwell.com for more information.
Washington, D.C.: Date TBD. Roundtable with Brian Brooks, Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fannie Mae and Andy Sandler, Chairman and Executive Partner of Buckley Sandler. The topic is, "Diversity in the Financial Services Industry." Contact Anna Tilton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Be on the lookout for future announcements about roundtables in the following cities:
If you are interested in organizing a roundtable in your city, please contact Paula Aguila at email@example.com.
1L SCHOLARS SUMMIT: ATTORNEY OPPORTUNITY
LCLD is looking for attorneys to help conduct mock interviews at the 2015 1L Scholars Summit in Dallas on May 28. Click here for more information, and contact Louise Bald if you would like to participate.
CLEO SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) would like to invite four practicing attorneys to speak to prospective law students about careers in the law on Thursday, March 19, 6-7:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Please email Lynda Cevallos at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or want more information.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
SIFMA COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SEMINAR 2015 - Phoenix, AZ: March 15-18, 2015
If you are attending the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Annual Seminar 2015 in Phoenix, AZ, March 15-18, and would like to meet up with other Fellows, contact 2014 Fellow Jaliya Faulkner at JFaulkner@mcguirewoods.com.
DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY = INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP - Washington, DC: March 19, 2015
The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's annual conference, Diversity + Flexibility = Innovative Leadership, will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. The Alliance is a national consortium dedicated to the advancement and retention of women lawyers and work-life control for all attorneys. This year's keynote speaker is Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-First. Click here for more information.
VETERANS' LEGAL CAREER FAIR - Washington, DC: May 1-2, 2015
On May 1-2, 2015, the nation's first-ever Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will take place at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. This unique two-day event will match employers seeking to hire experienced lawyers with lawyers who have served in the U.S. military or are transitioning out of military service. Click here for details or if your firm would like to participate in or help sponsor the career fair.
Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning Attorney: Gray Plant Mooty - Minneapolis, MN
Click here for the full job description. Questions about the position and application components can be sent to:
Attorney Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator
Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center
80 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Senior Counsel, Treasury Management: PNC - Pittsburgh, PA
Financial Services Associate: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Chicago, IL
Click here for the full job description. For questions regarding the position, contact:
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3693
Environmental Litigation Associate: Hanson Bridgett LLP - San Francisco, LLP
Click here for the full job description. For questions regarding the position, contact:
Director of Attorney Recruiting & Diversity
Intellectual Property Associate: Akerman LLP - West Palm Beach, FL
Labor & Employment Associate: Akerman LLP - Miami, FL
Litigation Associate: Akerman, LLP - New York, NY
Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Associates: Akerman, LLP - Multiple offices
Intellectual Property Corporate Counsel: DuPont Legal Group - Wilmington, DE
Corporate Associate: Dentons US - Kansas City, MO
Patent Litigation/Intellectual Property and Technology Associate: Dentons US - San Francisco, CA or Silicon Valley
Litigation Staff Associate: Dentons US - San Francisco, CA
Patent Counsel, BioProducts IP Team: Eli Lilly and Company - Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate Staff Attorney: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Richmond, VA
Corporate Associate: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Louisville, KY
Insurance Regulatory Staff Attorney: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Lexington, KY
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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). There is no cost for posting.