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.
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2015 Fellow Rafael Xavier Zahralddin will be a panelist for the "Get Lean, Add Value: Lean Six Sigma Principles for Every Legal Department and How to Do More with Less" session for the Corporate Counsel Committee at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting in San Francisco on April 16, 2015.
2014 Fellow Effie D. Silva was a panelist for “Myth and Reality: What is the Impact of New Federal Rules Changes and the Cost of Discovery,” at the Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference.
The following Fellows were listed as some of Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers of 2015:
- 2015: Clyde Tinnen
- 2014: Michelle Lipkowitz, Laura Wilkinson
- 2013: Joseph Michael Drayton, Barack Echols, Michael Marsh
- 2012: Chad Walker
- 2011: Tracy Richelle High, Kassem Lucas, Curtis Martin II, Joseph McCoy
2014 Fellows: The flip chart notes from John Mitchell’s Identifying and Avoiding Career Roadblocks session at the 2014 Fellows Third Meeting are now available. These notes and other speaker resources from the meeting are also available here.
REGISTER FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE
The Fourth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference will 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.
LEADERSHIP LUNCH - Jacksonville, FL: April 29, 2015
Registration is now open for the April 29 Leadership Lunch in Jacksonville, FL, hosted by Charles Joseph, General Counsel of Florida Blue, and Karen Walker, member of Holland & Knight's Management Committee and Executive Partner of the Tallahassee office. To register for this event, please email Stephanie Uzel.
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
There are a few spots available 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.
BAY AREA FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR - San Francisco, CA: April 8, 2015
Fellows in the San Francisco/Bay Area are invited to a happy hour on April 8 from 4-6 p.m. at The Library at the LeMeridien Hotel. RSVPs are not required, but if you are certain you would like to attend, email Wendy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on parking near the hotel.
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.
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.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
BEYOND THE SUIT: PREPARING FOR THE HIRING PROCESS - Washington, DC: April 8, 2015
The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP are hosting a panel for Washington, D.C. area students on getting hired during or after law school. If you would like to participate in the panel and share advice, please contact City Lead Walt Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions, email Michelle Robinson at email@example.com. Find more details on the event here.
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.
NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CELEBRATION AND CLE- New York, NY: June 8 & 11, 2015
The New York City Bar Association is hosting its first Diversity and Inclusion CLE on Monday, June 8, featuring the Managing Partners Forum & General Counsels Forum, workshops on retention and sponsorship presentations by Vern? Myers, Ritu Bhasin, and Kenji Yoshino, and more. On June 11, they are also hosting a Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner. Click here for more information.
Bankruptcy Attorney: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Multiple offices
Lending Associate: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Louisville, KY
Real Estate Associate: Frost Brown Todd LLC - Louisville, KY
Attorney, Fixed Income – Repo and Securities Lending: Bank of America - New York, NY
Litigation Attorney, Consumer Regulatory Enforcement: Bank of America - New York, NY
Attorney, Fixed Income and Trading: Bank of America - New York, NY
Attorney, Equities: Bank of America: New York, NY
Attorney, Private Bank: Bank of America - Multiple locations
Attorney, Fixed Income/OTC Clearing/CDS: Bank of America - New York, NY
Attorney, Tech & Ops/IP: Bank of America - Multiple locations
Attorney, Mortgage Fair Lending: Bank of America - Multiple locations
Attorney, Investment Management – Merrill Edge: Bank of America - Boston, MA
Attorney, Mortgage Origination Regulatory: Bank of America - Multiple locations
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: 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. Opportunities received in accordance with the policy prior to 5:00pm Eastern Time on Monday will be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements released on the following Tuesday.