Another week, another step closer to understanding why some animals eat their young. We all have our ways of coping right now and, in case you couldn’t tell, bad humor is mine. For any Hamilton fans, the song “History Has Its Eyes On You” seems relevant right now. What will the history books say about this time? Will it be a line on a page, or an entire chapter? And will Lin Manuel Miranda have a descendant as talented as he is?
Shifting away from such deep thoughts, I wanted to bring you some exciting news. My idea of exciting news may be different than yours, but humor me here. This is the last edition of this newsletter as you see it now. Beginning NEXT WEEK, we will premier a new and improved weekly newsletter. The first change will be the title. This newsletter has an audience of current Fellows and LCLD Alumni (Fellows and Pathfinder). So instead of “Fellows Weekly Announcements,” it will be rebranded as “Talent Rising.” The content will still feature announcements, events, and job postings, so please keep sending those in!
Next, the newsletter will now come directly from Caitlin Puffenberger, LCLD’s Communications Manager, at email@example.com. There will also be an adjustment to personal announcement and job posting submissions. In lieu of emailing Caitlin or myself directly, there will be a button embedded within the newsletter for you to click and submit any job posting or announcement that you would like to include in the following week’s issue. If you have announcements for next week, you can submit them via the form here; if you have job opportunities you would like to share, you can submit them here.
Lastly, this will also be the last week where you see my smiling face at the top of the issue. Instead, I will be at the bottom on a smaller scale with some of my fellow Program Managers (I know this will be the hardest change for some of you to digest, and that’s why I included it at the end).
Sometimes those who work behind-the-scenes don’t get the credit that they deserve, so I want to thank our hard-working Communications team of Caitlin Puffenberger and Jessica Sabesan, who have been living and breathing these changes for the past several months.
The LCLD staff has been brainstorming ways to bring you virtual content and community during these times. We won’t be absent and hope to be a resource for you to turn to when you need it. Stay tuned!
Did you know?
LCLD is monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on our programs. Click here to see the status of our upcoming events.
2019 Fellow Chasity Henry is now Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CECO Environmental Corporation.
2019 Fellow Kabaye Liku was promoted to Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
2019 Fellow Dennis Tsang was promoted to Senior Counsel, Treasury Management at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
2011 Fellow Dionne Lomax has been named Managing Director of Antitrust and Trade Regulation at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Read more here. She also teaches Business Law at Boston University's Questrom School of Business.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list.
COVID-19 and Social Distancing Resources
LCLD wants to help you navigate COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace, your sense of community, and your mental health. We will be looking for helpful resources to share in the newsletter each week, and we also welcome your suggestions. You can send any resources you find helpful to Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com.
- COVID-19 Anti-Racism Tip Sheet | Bhasin Consulting Inc.
- How to Preserve Your Mental Strength When Everything is Uncertain| Forbes
- WATCH: Contingency Planning Amid COVID-19 | MTOP Consulting
- COVID-19 Legal Services Resource Directory | Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
- WATCH: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update: What Employers Need to Know Now | GreenbergTraurig
- Practical Tips for Ethics and Compliance Professionals During the COVID-19 Outbreak | Crawford & Acharya PLLC
Events and Opportunities
2020 ALL IN! CAMPAIGN: NOW OPEN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or LCLD Alumni Programs Manager Erin Hess at email@example.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.
MOCK INTERVIEWERS NEEDED: 2020 1L LCLD SCHOLARS SUMMIT: Atlanta, GA - June 3, 2020
LCLD is currently looking for attorneys to participate in mock interviews for our 1L Scholars. The mock interviews are currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm ET, in Atlanta. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation; if we are unable to hold the meeting in-person in Atlanta, we are still planning on conducting mock interviews virtually. This means that, nationwide, all attorneys at LCLD Member organizations can volunteer to conduct virtual mock interviews. More information will be shared as soon as a decision is made. Click here to register as an interviewer by May 22, 2020. Click here for more information about the mock interviewing process.
For questions about the 1L Scholars Mock Interviews, please contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager.
LCLD ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: Dallas, TX - June 11-13, 2020
Registration remains open for the LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium in Dallas from June 11 to 13, but LCLD is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on the event. Updates will be shared as soon as a decision is made. Click here for details and to register.
Vice President, Global Compliance: ViacomCBS - New York, NY
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Senior Counsel: AbbVie - Lake County, IL
Counsel, Data Team: General Motors - Detroit, MI
Counsel, Commercial Lending & Equipment Finance: PNC Bank - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA
Counsel, Retail Lending: PNC Bank - Cleveland, OH or Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Litigation Counsel: PNC Bank - Philadelphia, PA
Commercial Lending Counsel: PNC Bank - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA
Counsel, Commercial Lending & Equipment Finance: PNC Bank - Pittsburgh, PA or Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Counsel, Supply Chain & International: The Home Depot - Atlanta, GA
Senior Director, Legal Medical & Development Regulatory: Astellas Pharmaceuticals - Northbrook, IL
Vice President, Government Relations: ViacomCBS - Washington, DC
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Senior Counsel: Re:Sources - New York, NY
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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.