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 about the announcements? Email Caitlin Puffenberger, LCLD Communications Coordinator.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Personal Announcements
- LCLD Fellows Alumni Governance Committee
- 2016 Fellows Announcements
- Fellows Events and Opportunities
- Events and Opportunities of Interest
- Job Opportunities
Did You Know?
Corporations are important drivers of diversity. Browse our Member Profiles to see how LCLD Member organizations are making the world a more inclusive place.
2016 Fellow Kishka Ford McClain is now Senior Counsel at MedStar Health.
2015 Fellow Raemy Charest-Turken is now Assistant Attorney General for the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
2014 Fellow Gauri Chopra is now Of Counsel at Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP.
2011 Fellow Obiamaka Madubuko was the recipient of the 2016 Trailblazer Award from the Nigerian Lawyers Association. She also recently participated in a panel entitled, "How Smart is Your Smartphone, Really? New Risks for the Mobile Economy" at the National Association of Women Lawyers General Counsel Institute.
Last month, Fellows attended a Learning Experience at Scripps Networks, home of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, and more. Read more about their experience here.
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
We would love to hear more about your volunteer activities in your community. Please send a summary of your efforts to 2013 Fellow Reena Bajowala at email@example.com, 2015 Fellow Rafael Zahralddin at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com.
LCLD FELLOWS ALUMNI GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Our Fellows Alumni Executive Council has chartered a small team to design and define the by-laws for our Executive Council and the broader Alumni organization. This important work will help us build a stronger organization with established principles and processes to better develop a strategic mission with long term and short term goals which reflect the interests of our members.
We are looking for volunteers from each Alumni class. Please volunteer or nominate a colleague if you think they would like to join our team. This project is expected to be completed within 6 months with very manageable time commitment (likely a monthly 30 min call, and drafting/review of by-laws via email). Please contact Ronald Sia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tamre Edwards at email@example.com if you can help.
2016 FELLOWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
LEADERSHIP LUNCH - Dallas, TX - Jan. 10, 2017
Registration is now open for the Dallas Leadership Lunch on January 10, 2017. The lunch will be hosted by David McAtee, II, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AT&T Inc., and Timothy Powers, Managing Partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP. To register, please email Lori Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEADERSHIP LUNCH - Chicago, IL: Dec. 12, 2016
Registration is now open for the Chicago Leadership Lunch on December 12, 2016. The Leadership Lunch will be hosted by N. Cornell Boggs, III, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, at Dow Corning Corporation, and Kimberly Johnson, Partner and Firm Chair of Quarles & Brady LLP. To register, please email Lori Lorenzo at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: THIRD FELLOWS MEETING: San Diego, CA - March 2-4, 2017
2016 Fellows, please save the date for the Third Fellows Meetings. You will receive additional information about registration and hotel blocks, as well as agendas, closer to the meeting. Click here for more information.
FELLOWS EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
OHIO FELLOWS MEET-UP: Columbus, OH - Dec. 1, 2016
Cheers! All Columbus-area LCLD Alumni, Fellows, Members, and their spouses/significant others are invited to a networking happy hour. We will meet in the bar area of DeNovo on the Park, 150 S. High St., on Thursday, December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. If you can join us, please email 2015 Fellow Joëlle Khouzam at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 28 so we can notify the venue. Cincinnati and Cleveland friends, if you are in town and would like to join us, we'd love to see you, too.
PAY IT FORWARD: Encourage Members to Participate in 2017 Programs
Did you enjoy your Fellows year? Are there others in your organization that you think would benefit from the program? If so, be sure to share your story and ensure that your organization participates in 2017. Please reach out to your General Counsel or Managing Partner and the diversity contacts at your organization to start the conversation. Feel free to share the 2017 Fellows Program Prospectus and Member Tool Kit, as well as the Pathfinder Program Fact Sheet and Quick Reference Guide. We’re accepting 2017 Fellow nominations and 2017 Pathfinder selections through January 13, 2017.
If your organization has signed up to participate in the 2017 1L LCLD Scholars Program, please remember that the deadline to submit Scholar internship opportunities is November 28.
For questions about the Fellows Program or the Pathfinder Program, please contact Lori Lorenzo, LCLD Program Director. For questions about the 1L Scholars Program, please contact Nancy Richardson, Program Manager.
THE PERFECT TIME TO PLAN THE NEXT FELLOWS ALUMNI EVENT IS NOW!
Are you an LCLD Fellow thinking about organizing a Fellows’ alumni event in your area? From an informal happy hour to a discussion featuring the general counsel you most admire, planning an alumni event is a great way to connect with Fellows who share your passion for making the profession more inclusive and diverse. Planning an event also helps you build your brand, establish relationships with law firms and legal departments in your area and gets you some invaluable exposure to senior leadership. Fellows interested in planning an event should contact the Program Development Committee of the Alumni Executive Council by clicking here. All class years and geographic areas are encouraged to contact us today!
LCLD FELLOWS CRUISE: Jan. 13-16, 2017
Please join your LCLD Fellows for the LCLD Inaugural 3-Day Cruise for MLK weekend (Jan. 13-16) from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, and Norwegian Cruise Line's private island. It is an all-inclusive cruise, i.e., all drinks are included. Although we see each other at the Alumni Conference, a group of us in Chicago though it would be nice to see each other on a more frequent basis. Therefore, we planned a cruise. All Fellows and their families are invited. If you would like to book a cabin, please contact Melissa Lobo at Norwegian Cruise Line at 954.514.4553 directly as prices vary based on the type of room. If you reserve rooms before August 31, you may receive half-off your deposit. If you have any questions about the cruise, please contact Yvette Gatling at email@example.com or 713.652.4740. We look forward to seeing each of you there.
SAVE THE DATE: SIXTH ANNUAL LCLD FELLOWS ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: New York City, NY - June 1-3, 2017
LCLD Fellows Alumni from classes 2011-2016 are invited to attend the Sixth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium from Thursday, June 1, to Saturday, June 3, in New York City. The agenda, hotel, and conference registration information will be available here in February 2017. If you have questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, LCLD Fellows Alumni Program Manager.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
ABOVE THE FRAY? A CONVERSATION WITH ELIE MYSTAL: New York, NY - Dec. 1, 2016
LCLD Fellows are invited to attend a networking breakfast and conversation with Elie Mystal, of Above the Law, and David Levine, of Bloomberg, on Thursday, December 1, at 8 a.m. They will provide insight on the impact of the presidential election on the Supreme Court docket, as well as on the role of diversity in the Court and what its future holds. For more information and to RSVP, click here. Please RSVP by November 25.
Capital Markets Counsel 3: Wells Fargo - Charlotte, NC or San Francisco, CA
Patent Attorneys: Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C. - Virtual
Attorney (Req# 992432): Microsoft - Redmond, WA
Attorney (Req# 988303): Microsoft - Redmond, WA
Immigration Attorney (Req# 991008): Microsoft - Redmond, WA
Compliance Counsel, Fair Competition: Johnson Controls, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
To post a job opportunity, please send the following information to 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. 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 positions are no longer being posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements.