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.


There will be no Fellows Weekly Announcements on December 25 or January 1. All announcements submitted for those issues will be shared on January 8. Happy holidays! 

In This Issue:


Did you know? 
 The upgraded Fellows Directory includes much more detailed practice areas. Make sure you update yours as soon as possible! 

2018 Fellow Adraea Brown has been promoted to Senior Trademark Counsel at Harley-Davidson, Inc. 

2018 Fellow Yesenia Cárdenas has been named a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders magazine. Read more here

2017 Fellow Will Perry has been selected for the Tennessee Bar Association's 2019 Leadership Law program.  

2017 Fellow Cassandra Soltis has moved to Bayne & Associates, where she is Of Counsel. 

2017 Fellow Cassandra Soltis, 2018 Fellow Kristopher Clemmons, and 2016 Pathfinder Aneesh Mehta worked with others at Microsoft, Starbucks, Baker McKenzie, and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth to create a Parole Preparation Toolkit for individuals who were sentenced to life without parole as children but who now have a second chance at freedom, thanks to positive changes in state laws and recent U.S. Supreme Court cases. The Parole Toolkit was launched last month at the Campaign’s annual convening, held in Google’s Washington, DC offices. Click here to view the Toolkit.

2016 Fellow Michael Dobson has moved to Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he is Of Counsel. Read more here.

2016 Fellow Ryan Harding has been promoted to Associate General Counsel, Litigation at Exelon Corporation. 

2016 Fellow Kristin Kaplan has been promoted to Associate General Counsel, Global Head of HR, Legal, Regulatory Legal, & Litigation. 

2016 Fellow Claude Kavanaugh has been promoted to Director & Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America Corporation. 

2016 Fellow Sonja McGill has been promoted to Partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. 

2015 Fellow Tony Dent has been promoted to Assistant General Counsel - Internal Operations at Harley-Davidson, Inc. 

2015 Fellow Val Mathelier has been promoted to Senior Director, U.S. Legal Department and Regional Counsel, Nordics at McDonald's Corporation.

2014 Fellow Caldwell Camero has been promoted to Senior Global Trademark Counsel at Fluke Corporation. 

2014 Fellow Carolyne Beaty Hilton has been promoted to Senior Managing Counsel, Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company.

2014 Fellows William Toles has been promoted to Senior Partner at Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo LLP. 

2013 Fellow Reena Bajowala is the winner of the Public Interest Law Institute Initiative Fellow Alumni Award. Read more here.  

2013 Fellow Martine Olson-Daniel has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at Wells Fargo & Co. 

2012 Fellow Nadine Peters has moved to Verrill Dana LLP in Boston, where she is Partner. 

2012 Fellow McCray Pettway has been promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

2012 Fellow Danielle Rawls has been promoted to Senior Litigation Counsel and Privacy Officer at Ditech Financial LLC. 

2011 Fellow Will Stute has moved to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he is Partner. 

2011 Fellow Wendy Warren has been promoted to Vice President, Legal at Hospital Corporation of America. 

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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Special Announcement 


Over the past year, we've heard your many requests to make the LCLD Fellows Directory a more useful tool for staying in touch with other Fellows, expanding your network, and referring business to one another in a secure online environment. The new Directory is more secure, easier and more accurate to search, and gives you greater control over your own profile. Click here more information. 

In order to get the full benefits of the Directory, you'll want to update your profile as soon as possible! Please note that all practice areas will need to be re-entered. Click here for instructions on uploading and accessing the upgraded Directory. 

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Fellows Events and Opportunities 

LPL FINANCIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Charlotte, NC - February 6-7, 2019 

Registration is now open to all Fellows for a Learning Experience at the Charlotte, NC campus of LPL Financial. The event will be hosted by LCLD Member Michelle Oroschakoff, Chief Legal & Risk Officer. An LCLD Member Law Firm (TBA) will host a Welcome Event on February 6, 2019. RSVPs should come directly to Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, and include your name, organization, Fellowship year, and any dietary restrictions.

"ON THE BASIS OF SEX" MOVIE SCREENING: Multiple dates locations! 

All Fellows are invited to attend a screening of "On the Basis of Sex," based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Three screenings will be held: 

Snacks and tickets will be provided. All events are sponsored by Fellows Alumni All In! funds and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Pittman. Formal invitations will be forthcoming. Direct any questions to Erin Hess at ehess@lcldnet.com

HAPPY HOUR AND TOY DRIVE: Boston, MA - December 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. 

LCLD and the Hispanic National Bar Association invite you to bring a new, unwrapped toy or game to a happy hour toy drive on Thursday, December 20. The event will be held at the Boston office of LCLD Member firm Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP. Click here for more information and to register. 

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Events & Opportunities 


LCLD 1L Scholar Bola Adeniran is looking for participants in a survey for a study on Retaining Racially Diverse Employees in the Legal Profession for the ABA's Labor and Employment Journal. Click here to participate in the survey. Please take the survey by December 19, 2018


The registration deadline for the 2019 NBACLS Conference in Orlando in December 31, 2018. Click here to register. If you plan to attend and would like to meet up with other Fellows, reach out to 2012 Fellow Roger Goode at roger.goode@walmartlegal.com

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Job Opportunities

Senior Corporate Counsel, Governance & SEC: Amazon - Seattle, WA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Corporate Counsel, Amazon Studios Latin America: Amazon - Santa Monica, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Corporate Counsel: Amazon - Seattle, WA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Vice President, Corporate Counsel, LEAP Legal: Prudential Financial - Newark, NJ

Click here for the full job description.

Senior Manager/Senior Counsel, Dealer (Auto Originations): Capital One Financial - Plano, TX 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Financial Services Complaints, Counsel/Manager: Capital One Financial - Plano, TX 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Group: PNC Financial Services - Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Corporate Counsel: Harley-Davidson Motor Company - Milwaukee, WI 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to Maghan White at Maghan.White@harley-davidson.com.  

Associate General Counsel, Security: Facebook - Austin, TX 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Bank Regulatory Attorney: USAA - San Antonio, TX 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be sent to Susan De Leon at susan.deleon@usaa.com

Senior Attorney: USAA - San Antonio, TX 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be sent to Susan De Leon at susan.deleon@usaa.com

Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney: Thermo Fisher Scientific - Carlsbad, CA; San Francisco, CA; or Waltham, MA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the post can be directed to Rip Finst at rip.finst@thermofisher.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 not posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements.

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