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 about the announcements? Email Caitlin Puffenberger, LCLD Communications Specialist.

In This Issue:


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2017 Fellow Albert Giang is now Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Albert is also now the Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Read more here

2017 Fellow Mansi Shah was elected as a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation. Read more here.  

2016 Fellow Guillermo Christensen is now Partner at Brown Rudnick LLP.

2016 Fellow Chahira Solh was recently profiled in the Daily Journal's 40 Under 40. Read more here.  

2015 Fellow Karen Locher is now Associate General Counsel at Esurance. 

2014 Fellow Suzan Jo is now Vice President and General Counsel at Cantor Fitzgerland. 

2014 Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers shared 2017 highlights from the Ohio Women's Bar Association, of which she is President. Read more here

2013 Fellow Jamie Boyer was named a 2017 Women's Justice Award Winner by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Read more here

2011 Fellow Ed Salanga is now the National Chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group at Quarles & Brady LLP. 

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 cpuffenberger@lcldnet.com and ask to be added to the list.   

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2017 Fellows Announcements

MCDONALD'S LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Oak Brook, IL - June 28-29, 2017 

Registration is now open for the McDonald's Learning Experience on June 28-29. For more information, click here. To register for the Learning Experience, email Fellows Program Manager Nichole Velasquez.   

CONSULTANT FOLLOW-UP CALL: John Mitchell - May 18, 2017

The follow-up call with John Mitchell will be Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m. ET. The call-in number is: 1-877-294-8214 and the Access Code is: 5075876 . John has asked that you review these questions prior to the call and send your answers to Nichole Velasquez and John Mitchell. Click here for more information. 

LEADERSHIP LUNCH: Chicago, IL - May 30, 2017 

Registration remains open for the Chicago Leadership Lunch on Tuesday, May 30. The lunch will be hosted by Michael Smith, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie LLP's Chicago office, and Chad Walker, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Morton Salt, Inc., and 2012 LCLD Fellow. To register, email Fellows Program Manager Nichole Velasquez at nvelasquez@lcldnet.com.

LEADERSHIP LUNCH PLUS: Columbus, OH - June 8, 2017 

Registration remains open for a Leadership Lunch Plus at the Bricker & Eckler offices in Columbus on Thursday, June 8. The event will be hosted by Kurtis Tunnell, Managing Partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP, and will feature the following additional speakers: Terri Meldrum, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, OhioHealth; Mark Smolik, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, Exel, Inc.; Nicholas Zuk, Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, White Castle Systems, Inc. To register, email Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager, at nvelasquez@lcldnet.com.   

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Special Event: Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium 


The Sixth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium will be held in New York at Microsoft Corporation's Time Square location and at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel on June 1-3, 2017. The hotel block is sold out, but you can still register! Reach out to Courtney Nolde at cnolde@lcldnet.com for additional options. Click here for more information and to register.  

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Alumni Announcements


With more than 1,000 members, the Fellows Alumni community is poised to have a big impact on the legal profession. But in order to make that change happen, Fellows need to share ideas, open networks, learn from other organizations, and much more. The "All In!" campaign helps make that possible. 

To make your contribution this year, click here. Please note that:

  • There is a $4.04 convenience fee associated with using PayPal. If you prefer not to pay a convenience fee and pay by check, please email Courtney Nolde, Fellows Alumni Program Manager at LCLD.
  • You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal to make your contribution.  Look for the “Don’t have a PayPal Account?” message and follow the simple instructions. 

If you would like to host an event in your area, the Fellows Alumni Association has set aside funds from last year's campaign to support you. For more information on how to request funding, click here. If you have questions, please contact Fellows Alumni Programs Committee Co-Chairs Jin Liu and Lica Tomizuka

For questions about the "All In!" campaign, please contact Patrice Jean at patrice.jean@hugheshubbard.com, or Jason DeJonker at jason.dejonker@bryancave.com.


Help your Fellows class support a good cause and win a prestigious award by donating to the Eagle Academy for Young Men! Just remember to enter your Fellow Class Year in the comment section. Fellows attending the Leadership Symposium in June will also have an opportunity to teach networking skills and participate in a mock-networking session with students. For more information, please reach out to Reena BajowalaRafael Zahralddin, or Courney Nolde

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Fellows Events and Opportunities

CHICAGO FELLOWS HAPPY HOUR: Chicago, IL - May 10, 2017 

All Chicago Fellows and Pathfinders are welcome to attend a happy hour on Wednesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Cerise, the Virgin Hotel Chicago rooftop bar. New Fellows will have a great opportunity to connect with Alumni and Pathfinders and get tips on making the most of the program. Alumni will also be on hand to discuss the upcoming Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium. Please RSVP to 2016 Fellow Keikoh Park at Keikoh.Park@am.jll.com or 312.235.9141 by Friday, May 5. 


LCLD is looking for Fellows and Fellows Alumni to participate in Compass Conversations for the 2017 LCLD Pathfinders. Compass Conversations are small group gatherings (like Leadership Lunches) that provide an opportunity for Pathfinders (high-potential, early-career attorneys) to network with you and hear your thoughts on career development topics over an informal lunch on June 6, 2017. If you are willing to host a Compass Conversation in your area, please click here to let us know which city or cities would work for you. (Note: You will only be scheduled to attend one event, even if you express interest in multiple cities.) We will schedule events based on the availability of Fellows and Pathfinders, so we ask that you complete the survey by Thursday, May 11. Contact Walt Lohmann at wlohmann@lcldnet.com with any questions.  

1L SCHOLARS MOCK INTERVIEWS: Philadelphia, PA - May 23, 2017 

Do you want to help diverse first year law students gain valuable practice and feedback for on-campus interviews? LCLD is recruiting attorneys to hold mock interviews this spring as part of the 1L Scholars Summit. Mock interviews will take place at the law offices of Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on May 23 and will run in 30-minute intervals. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Program Manager Nancy Richardson at nrichardson@lcldnet.com or 804.399.2985.


All Florida Fellows, Alumni, Pathfinders, and Scholars are invited to join in a happy hour on Friday, May 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Blackbird Ordinary in Miami. Please contact 2016 Fellow Janeen Lofton at JNL@lgplaw.com with any questions.


This program, offered exclusively to LCLD Fellows and Alumni by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, is intended to provide program participants with early skills development and unique access to professional development opportunities in dispute resolution through: (a) formal training in mediation and arbitration skills and practical observational experience; (b) mentoring by skilled neutrals, and (c) networking opportunities within CPR’s commercial dispute resolution community. Our goal would be to create meaningful opportunities for program participants to become qualified as neutrals and better positioned to become neutrals of choice. Our program will commence in late fall with a kick-off event, continue with training in the Fall and culminate at CPR’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta on March 8-10, 2018. There is a minimal program participation fee, which has been discounted for LCLD Fellows and Alumni. The 2017 program is open to Fellows in the Southeast US.  For more info or to express interest in participating, email Helena Tavares Erickson, Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution Services & Corporate Secretary at herickson@cpradr.org

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Events and Opportunities of Interest


The Ohio Women's Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting and Conference, "Critical Conversations & Courageous Leadership," May 11-12. LCLD Member Lucy Helm, General Counsel of Starbucks, is the keynote speaker. 2017 Fellow Lisa Kathumbi is the Conference Chair and President-Elect for the OWBA. Click here for more information.


The 2017 Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance conference will be held May 22-23. 2014 Fellow Wanda Richards is co-chairing the event. Click here for more information. 

LIFE & LAW IN BALANCE: Tucson, AZ - June 11-14, 2017 

The Life & Law in Balance Women's Empowerment Summer Retreat at Miraval is open to all female attorneys. The interactive small-group workshops focus on empowering you to identify and set priorities that are aligned with your goals, create an integrated life and law plan that embraces your ambition, and face your fears so that you can reach new levels of success (and satisfaction). 2013 Fellow Heather Hubbard is the founder and host. For every registration by a Fellow, Heather will donate $250 to the LCLD "All In!" campaign. Click here for more information.

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Job Opportunities

Associate General Counsel, Mobile & AI: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment (Business Teams): Facebook - Menlo Park, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment (Cross-Functional Teams): Facebook - Menlo Park, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Vice President, Viacom Media Networks' Business and Legal Affairs, Production: Viacom International Services - New York, NY

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

AVP, Senior Counsel, Fund Management: Lincoln Financial Group - Radnor, PA 

Click here for the full job description. Click here to apply. Questions about the position can be directed to Chip Graham, Legal Recruiting Leader, at chip.graham@lfg.com or 484.583.1739. 

Assistant General Counsel, Job #46452: Nationwide Bank - Columbus, OH 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Senior Counsel, Public and Private Partnerships/Center for Inclusive Growth: Mastercard - Purchase, NY 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Ania Przechodzka at Ania.Przechodzka@mastercard.com

Counsel, Multiplatform: Viacom International Media Networks - New York, NY 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Attorney, Global Commercial Banking: Bank of America - Chicago, IL; New York, NY; or Charlotte, NC 

Click here for the full job description, and click here to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Katie Kohut at katie.kohut@bankofamerica.com

Senior Counsel, Investment Advisor: PNC - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Robyn Hunter at Robyn.Hunter@pnc.com 

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Posting of Job Opportunities in the Fellows Weekly Announcements

To post a job opportunity, please send the following information to Caitlin Puffenberger at cpuffenberger@lcldnet.com

1. Title and location of the position

2. Contact information of individual to contact with additional questions about the position

3. Link or PDF with full 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.

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