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. 

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2020 Fellow Angela Ball was promoted to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at NBCUniversal.  

2020 Fellow Kasey Chow will be speaking on a panel entitled "Proud as a Peacock: Owning Your Differences" at the Southeastern Women Litigators Conference (SEWL) in Atlanta on March 26. Read more here

2020 Fellow Amelia Sargent’s victory of summary judgment for her client, a Korea-based LED manufacturer, was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit following Amelia’s oral argument in response to the defendant and counterclaimant’s appeal.

2020 Fellow Tiffany Smith moderated a panel on February 27 at the Microsoft 2nd Annual Tech Law Summit at Howard University School of Law. The panel was titled “ABCs of Data Today: Analytics, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity.” One of the goals of the summit was to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline.

2020 Fellow Ann Staggs recently spoke on a panel at Stanford Law School entitled "California Consumer Privacy Act: Compliance Approaches, Litigation Risks, and Trends After the First 8 Weeks." She will also be speaking on a panel at Santa Clara University Law School on "Future-Proofing Privacy Programs and CCPA Update." 

2020 Fellow Shoran Reid Williams will be speaking on three upcoming panels: on cannabis legalization at the National Bar Association Mid-Year Conference in Atlanta, March 20-21; on living bravely at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Athena Conference, April 14; and on cannabis legalization and the justice system at the Fresh Start Expungement Fair in Grand Rapids, April 20.  

2019 Fellow Mike Jackson has moved to Microsoft, where he is Assistant General Counsel for Workplace Investigations.

2018 Fellow Jennifer Lee was promoted to Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Read more here

2018 Fellow Danielle Reyes has moved to Goodwin Procter LLP, where she is Counsel.  

2017 Fellow Kristin Gray was promoted to Partner at FordHarrison LLP. 

2013 Fellow Jason DeJonker spoke on a panel addressing workouts, modifications, and defaults at the 8th Annual GF Hospitality Forum last month. Read more here.  

2012 Fellow Junaid Odubeko received Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's 2019 Diversity Leadership Award. Read more here

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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2020 Fellows Announcements 

LEADERSHIP LUNCH: Atlanta, GA - April 8, 2020 

2020 Fellows may now register for a Leadership Lunch hosted by Michael Hankinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Delta Dental Insurance Company, and J. Henry Walker IV, Chair and Chief Executive Officer for Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Click here for more information. RSVPs should come directly to Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, and include your name, organization, Fellowship year, and any dietary restrictions. 

Registration will open for LCLD Alumni on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 1pm EST.  

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Events and Opportunities


The 2020 1L Scholars will participate in Mock Interviews on Wednesday, June 3, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ET at The Westin Peachtree in Atlanta. We're currently in need of attorneys from LCLD Member organizations to conduct interviews for the Scholars for this exercise. Please share this opportunity with any attorneys at your firm who are in Atlanta. Click here to register as an interviewer by May 22, 2020Click here for more information about the mock interviewing process.

For questions about the 1L Scholars Mock Interviews, please contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager. 

2012 FELLOWS CLASS CALL: March 5, 2020 

LCLD Alumni spring class calls are underway. Class of 2012: Please join class liaisons Jaimala Pai and Corey Lee Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 3pm ET. Dial in: +19292056099, Access Code: 349099039#

2016 FELLOWS CLASS CALL: March 10, 2020 

LCLD Alumni spring class calls are underway. Class of 2016: Please join class liaisons Lisa Harris and Steve Flores Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 12pm ET. Dial in: 866-384-6555; Passcode: 1-312-558-6456


The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD Fellows Alumni and Pathfinder Alumni whose exemplary contributions have had a substantial and lasting impact on the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder network and in advancing the mission and goals of LCLD in the communities in which we practice and the legal profession more broadly.

Please click here to nominate a colleague or to learn more about the nomination process and eligibility. The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2020 at 5 pm ET. 

For questions, please contact Corey Lee, Immediate Past Chair of the LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council and 2012 Fellow, at leec@huntonak.com, or Erin Hess, LCLD Alumni Program Manager, at ehess@lcldnet.com.


The 2020 "All In!" Campaign for LCLD Alumni contributions is underway! The campaign helps fund regional Alumni events, Alumni initiatives, and a portion of the Leadership Symposium. The All In! campaign is open to all LCLD Alumni, and will include 2019 Fellows immediately after their third and final Fellows meeting in Miami. Click here to make your contribution today. For questions, please contact LCLD Alumni Treasurer Robin Nunn at robin.nunn@dechert.com or LCLD Alumni Programs Manager Erin Hess at ehess@lcldnet.com. If paying by check, please send $125, made payable to LCLD, with memo All In! (list Fellow or Pathfinder) Class of (list Class Year) to: Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Attn: Erin Hess & Kate Knerr, P.O. Box 1656, Richmond, VA 23218. 


The Outreach Committee is excited to announce a new partnership with The Posse Foundation. Posse is a national pipeline organization focused on identifying, recruiting, and supporting diverse high school students throughout college. Posse helps graduates of its program apply for and succeed in graduate school. Read more about Posse here. Opportunities for LCLD Alumni to participate are described here. Register to become a Career Coach or Graduate Coach here. For questions, please contact Fellows Richik Sarkar or Megan Brillault

2020 HNBA CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE: Phoenix, AZ - March 19-22, 2020 

If you will be attending the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference and would like to meet up with other Fellows, please reach out to 2020 Fellow Alissa Lugo at alugo@bakerlaw.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

Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Labor & Employment: Advanced Sterilization Products - Everett, WA 

Click here for more information and to apply. If you have questions, please contact 2016 Fellow Cathi Hunt at Cathi.hunt@asp.com

Corporation Law, Corporate Services Law Group: Chevron - San Ramon, CA or Houston, TX 

Click here for the full job description and details on how to apply. 

US Data Privacy General Counsel: Honeywell - Charlotte, NC 

Click here for the full job description and to apply. 

Intellectual Property Attorney: Lockheed Martin Space - Littleton, CO 

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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