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?
If you want to get more involved in the Fellows Alumni community, you can find out what the EC is doing here.

2014 Fellow Carlos Romo has been invited to serve on the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources' Editorial Board.  

The Fellows Alumni Outreach Committee has put together a list of ways you can help those affected by Hurrican Harvey. Click here for more information. 

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: San Francisco, CA - September 28, 2017 

Registration is now 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. 

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. 

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

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


The 2017 Pathfinders will have their final meeting in Washington, D.C. in November and we’d like to invite you to be part of the action. On Friday, November 3, from 2-6 p.m. we will be hosting a session called “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”. The session is described here. It will start as a facilitated discussion, led by LCLD teaching faculty Elise Holtzman, and then break into coffee chats sorted by topic and hosted by you, the LCLD Fellows. We want the coffee chats to be a no-holds-barred conversation and we’d like you to be willing to share real life stories of your successes and failures relating to the topic you sign up for. Email Lori Lorenzo for more information or to volunteer to host a chat on one of the topics listed below. Click here for more information. 

  • Identifying and developing the "next level" skills. How did you know you needed to change? How did you make those changes effectively?
  • Leading others. What is the hardest thing about managing others and managing up? How do you do it effectively?
  • Making an action plan. What did you do to stay on track for your goals? What behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs do you have that help you stay focused?
  • Isolation. The path to the top can sometimes be lonely for diverse lawyers. How do you handle isolation, stay mentally tough, and develop a safety net of friends, colleagues, and advisors. 
  • The biggest mistake you ever made (and how it all worked out in the end). 
  • Balance. As the workload increases and the demands on your personal time change, how do you stay balanced?

LCLD Summer Send-Off: Pittsburgh, PA – September 9, 2017 

LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders are invited to the home of 2016 Fellow Mariah Passarelli for dinner and to bid farewell to summer on Saturday, September 9. If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Mariah Passarelli at mariah.passarelli@bipc.com


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.

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Events and Opportunities of Interest


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

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. 

Private Equity Investment Attorney (76834): Allstate Insurance Company - Northbrook, IL 

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Commercial Mortgage/Real Estate Private Equity Investment Attorney (76725): Allstate Insurance Company - Northbrook, IL 

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Attorney, Consumer Banking: Bank of America Corp. - Wilmington, DE; Chicago, IL; Charlotte, NC)

Click here for the full job description and to apply.  

Sourcing/Supply Chain Attorney: Bank of America Corp. - Charlotte, NC 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Attorney, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Asset Backed Lending: Bank of America Corp. - Charlotte, NC 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Outreach: Snell & Wilmer LLP

Click here for the full job description. To apply, email lwickliff@swlaw.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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