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Jenner & Block Partner Keisha N. Stanford has been selected for the 2020 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization comprising corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to improving the legal professions diversity and inclusion performance. The Fellows Program is an ambitious, highly structured training program designed to build relationships and leadership skills. Ms. Stanford joins a select group of high-potential lawyers from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized as budding leaders in their organizations.
The Fellows Program is one of the organization’s most important initiatives and has trained more than 1,600 mid-career lawyers since its launch in 2011. According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business.” Past members of the LCLD Fellows Program include Partners Precious S. Jacobs and Edward L. Prokop.
Associates Ren-How H. Harn and Jessica A. Martinez join a group of lawyers selected for the LCLD Pathfinders Program, designed to train diverse, high-performing, early-career lawyers in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks. Past members of the LCLD Pathfinders Program include Associates Amy Inagaki and Tassity Johnson. Mr. Gray described Pathfinders as a program “that can help catapult a person’s career forward.” Members of the Pathfinders Program will participate in intensive in-person training, online experiential learning and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows and Alumni in small group gatherings.