WELCOME TO THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Email announcements are sent to Fellows every Tuesday 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 LCLD website.
Questions? Please email Stephanie Uzel.
Did You Know?
There are lots of ways for Member organizations to engage with LCLD. See our Opportunities Checklist for more.
2015 Fellow Rena Andoh was voted into partnership at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP effective March 1.
2013 Fellow Bonnie Lau was promoted to Partner at Dentons US in San Francisco, CA.
Keep up with other news in the LCLD community through the LCLD Weekly News Digest. If you are interested in receiving the News Digest in your inbox each week, email Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
2015 Fellow Yaneris Rosa was nominated and elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity for a three-year term. CLEO's mission is to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds that are actively contributing to the legal profession by continually expanding opportunities for persons from minority, low-income, disadvantaged, and other diverse communities to attend and graduate from law school and pass the bar examination.
As part of an effort to make everyone more comfortable talking about their community service, Jin Liu begged 2012 Fellow Cassandra Headrick to allow us to share her story with the LCLD community.
The mother of a daughter with juvenile arthritis, Cassandra is passionate about children’s health issues. She decided to celebrate her 40th birthday by running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) this past October. In Cassandra’s own words:
“It stinks when kids are sick. My Laney Bug has juvenile arthritis and has experienced more pain, doctor's appointments, and needle pokes than should any kid. But the kid is tough. And we are lucky. Laney's medicine is working (mostly), and after we go in every month for her infusion, we drive a half hour to home and sleep snug in our own beds. Other kids we leave behind facing variety of battles at the hospital don't get to go home so soon, and their families have to make hard choices about how to support their little ones through long stays.”
Cassandra trained for and finished the marathon while raising over $3,500 for RMHC, enough to keep a family together for almost a month. She also showed her two daughters that moms can do anything they want, especially on a milestone birthday. By the way, do not be surprised if she takes on another marathon challenge for her birthday this year!
RMHC, with locations in more than 60 countries and regions across the globe, is dedicated to helping lessen the burden of families with sick children by keeping families together during children’s hospital stays or other treatments and giving them a place to rest and refresh. Click here to learn more about RMHC.
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Philadelphia, PA - April 10-11, 2016
Registration is now open for the GlaxoSmithKline Learning Experience hosted by Daniel Troy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, on April 11, 2016 in Philadelphia. The Learning Experience will kick off with a welcome event on the evening of April 10th. Please e-mail Stephanie Uzel at email@example.com to register.
LCLD FELLOWS MEETING RECEPTION - Austin, TX: March 4, 2015
Austin-area Fellows are invited to attend the LCLD Reception for the 2015 and 2016 Fellows on Friday, March 4, from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Austin, located at 208 Barton Springs Road. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Stella Askin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWS ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS
REGISTER FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE: Chicago, IL - June 23-26, 2016
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$175 Early Bird Registration: Open through February 29, 2016
$200 Regular Registration: March 1 - April 30, 2016
$250 Late Registration: May 1 - June 15, 2016
Registration Fee - Corporate Fellows:
$150 Regular Registration: Open through June 15, 2016
For questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, LCLD Special Project Manager, at email@example.com.
FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LCLD Member organizations are invited to sponsor the Fifth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference in Chicago this June. Click here to see all sponsorship levels. If you or your organization are interested, email Courtney Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWS ALUMNI - ARE YOU ALL IN?
When the Executive Council asked Fellows Alumni if they would be willing to support the program with an annual contribution, the overwhelming response was, "We're All In!" Funding is crucial for the strength and growth of the Fellows Alumni association, so the EC asks each of you to make a personal commitment of $125. Click here for instructions how to make your contribution.
SHARE YOUR SECRETS TO SUCCESS!
Do you dream of being revered for knowing the Secrets to Success? If so, here is your chance! The 2016 LCLD Scholars Summit will showcase a Secrets to Success panel, featuring LCLD Fellows, and you can be a part of the action! We need five to seven Fellows to sit on a panel discussing the truth about practice…your highs, your lows, how you survived, and your best advice for thriving. After the panel, each Fellow will host a no-holds barred small group, ask-anything session with about 35 Scholars. This session has always been a big hit at the Scholars Summit, and this year, it’s up to you to continue the tradition.
LCLD Scholars are diverse, rising 2L law students that have been hired by LCLD Member organizations to work for the summer. As part of the Scholars program, Scholars attend a 3-day Summit, hosted by LCLD. The LCLD Scholars Summit is May 19-21, 2016, in Chicago. The Secrets to Success panel and breakouts are scheduled for Friday, May 20, from 1 - 4 p.m. You are invited (but not required) to also join us for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and for a reception that evening from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
For more information, please email Lori Lorenzo, email@example.com.
ON THE RISE: TOP 40 YOUNG LAWYERS
The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association is searching for the top 40 young lawyers who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. The nomination deadline is March 1, 2016. Click here for guidelines and to nominate a young lawyer.
NEW YORK CITY BAR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHAMPION AWARD
The New York City Bar is seeking nominations for its Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose actions and activities within the legal profession, particularly in New York City, facilitate diversity in the hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys. The New York City bar encourages you to nominate individuals within your network who embody these principles. Click here for more information on the award. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 18.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
NBACLS ANNUAL CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE: Scottsdale, AZ - Feb. 18-20, 2016
The National Bar Association Commercial Law Section's 29th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20. Please contact LCLD Fellow Roger Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2ND WASHINGTON D.C. LEGAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT EXPO: Washington, D.C. - Feb. 19, 2016
The ABA Office of Diversity and Inclusion is presenting the 2nd Washington D.C. Legal Career Development Expo on Feb. 19, 2016. If you are interested in speaking on career development, mentoring, interviewing, leveraging bar associations, personal branding, networking, or financial planning, or in leading one-on-one coaching sessions, contact Skip Harsch at Skip.Harsch@americanbar.org. Click here for more information.
LEADING OUT LOUD: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR LGBT LEADERS - Feb. 24, 2016
"Leading Out Loud: Communication Strategies for LGBT Leaders" will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 10 a.m. PT. The 60-minute webinar is hosted by J.D. Schramm, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and will share case studies of successful leaders from within and outside of the LGBT community who have demonstrated compelling communication skills and strategies. Click here to more information and to sign up.
2016 ANNUAL OHIO WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: Columbus, OH - May 18-19, 2016
The annual Ohio Women's Bar Association Conference will be held May 18-19, 2016. Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association and LCLD's Diversity Professional at Locke Lord LLP, is the keynote speaker. 2014 Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers will be sworn in as President of the OWBA at the same meeting. Click here for more information.
Intellectual Property/Life Science Attorney: Snell & Wilmer LLP - Multiple locations
VP, Corporate Counsel: Prudential - Multiple locations
Director, Corporate Counsel: Prudential - Roseland, NJ
Click here for the full job descriptions. Questions about the positions can be directed to LCLD.Job.Info@prudential.com.
Senior Counsel: Macy's, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH
Senior Attorney, Cloud and Enterprise: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Attorney, Developer Experience: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Attorney, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing: Microsoft Corp. - Redmond, WA
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate or Counsel: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Chicago, IL or New York, NY
Corporate Counsel - General Corporate and Contracts: Morton Salt, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Dir. Corporate Counsel: American Water Works Company Inc. - Voorhees, NJ
Counsel-Regulatory Affairs: PNC Bank - Pittsburgh, PA
Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer: Investure, LLC - Charlottesville, VA
Counsel - Investment Management: BNY Mellon - Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Patent Counsel: GlaxoSmithKline - West Conshohocken, PA
Patent Counsel: GlaxoSmithKline - West Conshohocken, PA
SES General Counsel: Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board - Washington, D.C.
Click here for the full job description. Please note that the vacancy announcement will be open for 30 days or the first 200 applications received, whichever comes first.
To see listings for Associate and other positions, click here.
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. You may request one posting renewal for an additional four weeks. There is no cost for posting. Opportunities received in accordance with the policy prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday will be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements released on the following Tuesday. Please note that Associate and lower-level positions are now posted in a separate, linked document.