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 Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, or Caitlin Puffenberger, LCLD Communications Specialist.

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Did You Know?
The September Fellow of the Month is now live!

2017 Fellow Natasha Fapohunda was promoted to Senior Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships Counsel at Mastercard.  

2016 Fellows Betty Chen and Jung Choi and 2013 Fellow Reena Bajowala were among the 18 lawyers named 2017 Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Read more here.

2016 Fellow Nicole Diaz is now Senior Litigation and Compliance Counsel at Snap, Inc. 

2016 Fellow Elizabeth Livingston wrote an article on protecting your data and business systems titled "Internet Pirates Hit Treasure Trove of Consumer Information in Equifax Security Breach." Read more here. 

2015 Fellow JoAnn Dalrymple has started a solo arbitration and mediation practice, Dalrymple ADR. 

2015 Fellow Neuman Leverett is now Senior Compliance Counsel, Anti-Corruption and Investigations at Johnson Controls. 

2015 Fellow Sergio Oehninger recently moderated a panel discussion on “Shoring up Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance” at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual Conference. The panel reviewed recent cyberattacks, discussed how cyber-related risks will continue to increase, and addressed how cyber insurance coverages can protect businesses against cyber risks, minimize the impact of a cyber event, and help companies recover quickly and cost-effectively.

2014 Fellow Damian Daley is now Partner at DLF Attorneys. 

2012 Fellow Craig Jeffrey is now Partner at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP. 

2012 Fellow Erica Mason was sworn in this weekend as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. 

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

LEADERSHIP LUNCH: New York, NY - September 7, 2017 

Registration remains open for a Leadership Lunch on Thursday, September 7, hosted by Matthew Lepore, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer at BASF Corporation, and Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper. To register, email Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager. 


John Mitchell is conducting a second follow-up call for those Fellows who would like to further discuss coaching on Monday, September 18, at 3 p.m. ET. The call-in number is 1-877-294-8214 and the access code is 7717602. Click here for more information. 

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Columbus, OH - September 20-21, 2017 

Registration remains open for the September 21 Learning Experience at the Columbus headquarters of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. The event will be hosted by Robert Bostrom, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary; and 2016 Fellows Stacia Jones and Arooj SheikhClick here for more information. To register, email Nichole Velasquez at nvelasquez@lcldnet.com

LEADERSHIP LUNCH: San Francisco, CA - September 28, 2017 

Registration remains open for a Leadership Lunch on Thursday, September 28, hosted by Joseph Conroy, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Cooley LLP, and many members of Twitter's legal team. Click here for more information. To register, email Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager. 

LCLD 2017 FELLOWS SECOND MEETING: Washington, D.C. - October 16-18, 2017

Registration is now open for the LCLD 2017 Fellows Second Meeting at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C. Please click here to register to attend the meeting and review an outline of the agenda. Click here to book your room at the Willard by Monday, September 25, 2017, to take advantage of the LCLD conference rate of $329 per night from October 16-18. This special hotel rate will be available until LCLD’s room block fills up or September 25--whichever comes first. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager. For questions about registration or the hotel, please contact Stella Askin, Program & Events Specialist.

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Alumni Announcements


The LCLD Board of Directors and our General Counsel and Managing Partner Members set a goal of 50% participation on the Fellows Alumni Survey, and we're not quite there. If you haven't taken the survey yet, please take a few moments this week to complete it. Your feedback is essential for the development of the Fellows Program, the Alumni network, and LCLD as a whole. Click here to take the survey, and click here to learn more about how LCLD incorporates your feedback into its strategic planning. 

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Fellows Events and Opportunities


Fellows and Fellows Alumni are invited to network with Pathfinder Alumni at the Happy Hour event that will kick off the first-ever Pathfinder Alumni Meeting. The event will take place Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm ET at Nixon Peabody LLP, located at 799 9th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20001. RSVP with any dietary restrictions to 2017 Pathfinder Hanna Kim at hannaki@microsoft.com, by Monday, September 11, 2017.


All LCLD Members, Fellows, Alumni, Pathfinders, and 1L Scholars are invited to attend a happy hour on Wednesday, September 20, at 5 p.m., sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and the LCLD Alumni Executive Council. The location is TBA, but you can contact Keikoh Park at keikoh.park@am.jll.com or Rod Perry at RPerry@rshc-law.com

FELLOWS SPEAKERS NEEDED: Bethesda, MD - November 1, 2017  

Are you a law firm partner that has built your book of business in a unique or unusual way? Or, maybe you built your book in the usual way? Either way, we want to hear from partners that have been in the partnership for more than 5 years and would be open to sharing their best advice for building a strong book of business with other Fellows. The panel presentation will take place during the second meeting of the Sustainable Partnerships program, a program designed by LCLD Members Fannie Mae, Scripps, and Lockheed Martin to help law firm Fellows that are new to partnership to build the networks and skills essential to growing a strong book of business. The Sustainable Partnerships presentation will take place on November 1, at Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland. If you are interested, or need more information, please email Erin Hess at ehess@lcldnet.com.

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Events and Opportunities of Interest

BEING A MINORITY IN A MAJORITY WORLD: Webinar - September 13, 2017 

Don't miss this webinar from the National Association of Women Lawyers on Wednesday, September 13, at 1 p.m. ET. While it undoubtedly takes resilience for a diverse woman lawyer to operate in a majority environment, diversity is also a powerful asset that can help further one's career growth and success. This panel of successful women lawyers will share their stories, including insights that help pay it forward to those who are climbing the ladder toward success and what organizations can do to create a more inclusive environment. Click here for more information and to register. 


If you are attending the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Career Strategies Conference in Las Vegas and would like to meet up with other Fellows, email 2015 Fellow Rena Andoh at randoh@sheppardmullin.com.


On behalf of 2011 Fellow Marcos Barbosa, President of the Jackson County Bar Association, Fellows are invited to attend the JCBA's Judge Kit Carson Roque Jr. Scholarship Banquet. This year's featured speaker is Dr. Cornel West. Please contact Marcos at Marcos.Barbosa@kutakrock.com with questions or if you plan to attend. Click here for more information. 

FINDING THE SPACE TO LEAD: New York, NY - October 20, 2017 

Janice Marturano, the Founder and Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership and a speaker at this year's Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium, will lead an all-day workshop on mindful leadership at the NYU Stern School of Business on October 20. Register before September 29 for an early bird rate. Click here for more information and to register.  

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Job Opportunities

Lead Patent Attorney: Honeywell - Des Plaines, IL 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to 2015 Fellow Ken Joung at Ken.Joung@honeywell.com

Attorney, IP Transactions & Counseling: Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Multiple locations 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position can be directed to Vaishali Udupa at vaishali.udupa@hpe.com or 404.648.0675

Senior Counsel: MedStar Health - Columbia, MD 

Click here for the full job description. Questions about the position may be directed to Tina Carretta at tina.m.carretta@medstar.net

Government Industry Relations Attorney: Allstate Insurance Company - Northbrook, IL 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Counsel, Employee Compensation & Broker Relations: Jones Lang LaSalle - Chicago, IL 

Click here for the full job description. 

Employment Lawyer: Employee Relations Manager/Employment Counseling & Advisory: Jones Lang LaSalle - Chicago, IL 

Click here for the full job description. 

Senior Counsel - Government & Regulatory Enforcement, Investigations and Enterprise Compliance: PNC Bank - Pittsburgh, PA 

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

Counsel, Emissions & Regulatory: General Motors - Detroit, MI 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Susanna Brennan at (313) 236-1102 or susanna.brennan@gm.com

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel, Commercial Bank Legal: CapitalOne Financial - Bethesda, MD or New York, NY 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.            

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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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