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, Communications Manager.

In This Issue:


Did you know? 

2019 Fellow Nikki Odom is now Senior Counsel - Labor & Employment at 3M Company. 

2019 Fellow Monica Reinmiller assumed the role of Board President for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Washington Chapter this fall. She also participated as a panelist in the CenterForce Women, Diversity & Change – Women in Law Summit (Seattle) in November titled “Lessons Learned from Female & Minority Leaders, Litigators and Deal-Makers” and moderated a panel titled “Structuring Successful Corporate Partnerships and Working with Pro Bono Orgs” at Davis Wright Tremaine’s 2019 In House Pro Bono Summit. Monica was also quoted for an article in Corporate Counsel about pro bono titled, “Giving Back: How to Build a Successful In-House Pro Bono Program.”  

2017 Fellow Richard Ramirez was elected Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P., effective January 1. Read more here.  

2016 Fellow Jason Barnwell and 2013 Fellow Christophe Mosby recently represented Microsoft Corporation and HP Inc., respectively, in Washington, DC at the House Tech Accountability Caucus’ discussion on legal diversity entitled Tech Meets Law: How Big Tech is Diversifying Representation and Promoting Diversity in Law. This event was a follow up to the letter that HP and Microsoft and 8 other tech companies received in June from members of the Tech Accountability Caucus and CBC Diversity Task Force requesting information regarding practices for selecting diverse law firms to handle their legal matters.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-5) hosted the discussion for Congress Members and staff. He was joined by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) who gave remarks and asked questions of the panel. While he did not participate in the discussion, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) stopped by Rep. Cleaver’s office ahead of the event to hear details on the participating companies’ respective initiatives.

Jason and Christophe were joined by representatives from Dell, MCCA, and NAMWOLF. The panel was moderated by Caren Stacy, CEO of Diversity Lab.

2014 Fellow Wesley Bizzell spoke on a panel titled "The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Is It Time to Renew Social Justice as a Rationale for D&I in the Legal Profession?" at a Silicon Valley diversity symposium. Read more here.  

2011 Fellow Jack Chen is now Associate General Counsel, U.S. Immigration at Microsoft.  

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 


Thank you to those of you who completed the Fellows Alumni Survey! However, in order for the results to be viable, we need more responses—so we are extending the deadline to Wednesday, December 18. Please take 10 minutes today and complete the survey. 

Your responses on this survey will help shape what the Fellows Program and the Alumni network look like over the next five years. This includes your feedback on key components of the programthe things that are most important for you and the areas where you want to see change or improvement. 

Click here to begin taking the survey. 

To encourage participation, we are raffling off a free registration to the 2020 LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium for one Fellow who completes the survey before December 18. We are also offering prizes (and bragging rights!) to the class with the highest response rate. The class of 2018 remains in the lead, but there's still time for others to catch up! 

Fellows Class Response Rate
2018 55%
2012 31.9%
2016 31.6%
2017 31.1%
2015 28%
2014 27.8%
2011 26%
2013 17%  

If you have any questions about the survey, email Caitlin Puffenberger, Communications Manager, at cpuffenberger@lcldnet.com

Please note: This survey is for Fellows in classes 2011 through 2018. If you are a 2019 Fellow, you do not need to complete this survey.

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2019 Fellows Announcements 

REGISTER NOW: APPLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Cupertino, CA - January 30-31, 2020 

2019 Fellows who have not yet attended a Learning Experience may now register for a Learning Experience hosted by Katherine Adams, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Apple Inc., on January 31, 2020. An LCLD Member law firm (TBA) will host a welcome event on January 30, 2020. Click here for more information. To RSVP, email Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, and include your name, organization, Fellowship year, and any dietary restrictions.  

Other 2019 Fellows and Fellows Alumni many RSVP beginning Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST

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Fellows Events and Opportunities

SCE HOLIDAY NETWORKING EVENT: Costa Mesa, CA - December 4, 2019 

Fellows are invited to attend a holiday networking event hosted by Southern California Edison and Dorsey & Whitney LLP at Mesa, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on Wednesday, December 4, at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Kaitlin McHenry at mchenry.kaitlin@dorsey.com by Friday, November 29th.

LCLD NORCAL HOLIDAY PARTY: San Francisco, CA - December 5, 2019 

Please join other Fellows, Pathfinders, and Alums in the first Bay Area LCLD holiday party open to all classes! 2018 Fellows Marie Ma and Mark Mao will be hosting an ALL-CLASS holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 5 at Bois Schiller Flexner's San Francisco office. The event includes a fireside chat on "Balancing the Legal Spotlight and Your Best Life," at 4 p.m., followed by a networking reception from 5-7 p.m. Please send questions to Michelle Murray at mmurray@bsfllp.com


Thinking about your career advancement? Join LCLD Alumni as we engage in an interactive discussion with a panel of distinguished leaders who will share their career pivots along with practical tips to equip attorneys with strategies for advancing and thoughtfully mapping out the next phases of their careers. The event will be held December 6 at noon CST at Baker Botts, L.L.P., 910 Louisiana, Floor 32, Houston, Texas, 77002. Please contact Erin Hess for details. 

WORKDAY/COVINGTON & BURLING: Pleasanton, CA - December 9, 2019 

All Fellows may now register for a Leadership Lunch hosted by Rich Sauer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Workday, Inc., and Timothy Hester, Chair of the Management and Executive Committees of Covington & Burling, LLP. The lunch will take place at the Pleasanton, CA office of Workday, Inc. (6110 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588). RSVPs should come directly to Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, and include your name, organization, Fellowship year, and any dietary restrictions. Click here for more information.

ATLANTA LCLD HOLIDAY GATHERING: Atlanta, GA - December 9, 2019 

The 4th quarter is off and rolling; 
there’s no time to spare, 
but you have to make time to connect with your LCLD Alumni Friends,
so we hope to see you there!

Please join us for food, drinks and for those who are up for it, bowling at the Painted Duck (976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318), on December 9th from 5:30 -7:30. Click here to RSVP. 


All current Fellows, Pathfinders, Alumni, Mentors and Mentees and 1L Scholars are invited to participate in a holiday toy drive and happy hour on December 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Westin Chicago River North. The toy drive will support Lydia Home, a non-profit organization that empowers and provides resources to foster children in Chicago. For details, please contact 2012 Fellow Gerard Gregoire at Gerard.gregoire@allstate.com, 2016 Fellow Keikoh Park at keikoh.park@cbre.com, or 2018 Fellow Venu Talanki at vtalanki@vedderprice.com.

DC-AREA HAPPY HOUR: Washington, DC - December 18, 2019 

All current Fellows, Pathfinder, and Alumni are invited to a happy hour on December 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 at Crimson Whiskey Bar. For details, please contact 2018 Fellow Sarah Maguire at sarah.a.maguire@baesystems.com.  


Mark your calendars for the LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium, June 11-13, 2020 in Dallas, TX. More details forthcoming. 

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Job Opportunities

Director Counsel, Employee Relations: Target - Minneapolis, MN 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Senior Patent Counsel: Twitter - San Francisco, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Associate Principal Counsel, Sales & Marketing: The Walt Disney Company - Anaheim, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Principal Counsel, Employment: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

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Principal Counsel, Distribution: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

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Principal Counsel, Compliance: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

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Principal Counsel, Fox 21 Studios: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Associate Principal Counsel, Immigration: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Attorney, Physical Antipiracy: The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Director & Associate General Counsel, Product: Facebook - Menlo Park, CA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. Questions about the position may be directed to 2014 Fellow Andy Mar at andymar@fb.com.

Senior Counsel, Litigation: 3M - Maplewood, MN 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Director, Assistant General Counsel, Transactions: Capital One - McLean, VA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Patent Attorney: Capital One - McLean, VA 

Click here for the full job description and to apply.     

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Posting of Job Opportunities in the Fellows Weekly Announcements

We welcome job postings from our Member organizations to be featured in the Fellows Weekly announcements (FWA) at no cost. Jobs must require at least seven (7) years of experience and state that a J.D. degree is required or preferred. Associate level positions (or equivalent) are not posted in the FWA.

Postings will remain in the FWA for four (4) consecutive weeks and then be removed. You may request one posting renewal for an additional four (4) weeks. Opportunities received in accordance with the policy prior to 5 p.m. ET on Sunday will be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements released on the following Tuesday.*

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.  Application link with full job description. If unavailable, please provide a PDF of the job description.

3.  Optional: Contact information should applicants have additional questions about the position.

*Postings not submitted in accordance with this policy will be included at the Program Manager’s discretion.

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