LCLD Member Squire Sanders is proud to announce that partner Anne Choi Goodwin has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization made up of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners.
“Squire Sanders has long embraced diversity in the profession and within our firm,” said Fred Nance, co-chair of the Squire Sanders Diversity Committee. “Anne’s appointment to the LCLD’s Fellows Program is a testament to her achievement and provides an excellent opportunity for her to gain from the unique experience and relationships the program offers.”
“Anne joins a select group of lawyers from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their high potential as leaders in their organization and the legal profession,” said Traci Rollins, co-chair of the Squire Sanders Diversity Committee. “We congratulate Anne on this well-deserved honor and opportunity.”
Ms. Goodwin joins a class of more than 170 attorneys from around the country who have been selected as LCLD Fellows for 2014—the largest class in the program’s history. Resident in Squire Sanders’ Los Angeles office, her practice is focused in the area of litigation, representing clients in complex commercial disputes, product liability and intellectual property matters, as well as environmental and toxic tort concerns. She is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is an ambitious, highly structured initiative built to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of the year-long program, participants will be challenged to improve their professional brand, build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills.
“Our Fellows program is a unique learning experience designed to empower a new generation of lawyers,” said Brad Smith, LCLD Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation. “These talented individuals have been singled out for leadership by their organizations, and represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds that are as diverse as the country they serve.”
With 215 Members, LCLD is a national organization made up of the general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the country. The Fellows initiative is one of several launched by LCLD since the organization’s founding in 2009. Other programs include a national mentoring initiative serving more than 2,000 mentors and mentees, a 1L Scholars program involving more than 200 first-year law students, and special programming for Members through CLE presentations and other platforms.
“We’re lucky to have an extraordinarily focused and committed membership,” said Robert Grey, Executive Director of LCLD. “All of us are eager for results and will persist until we see real changes in the makeup of the leadership of the profession.”
For more information on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, please visit www.lcldnet.org.