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Three Fried Frank Attorneys to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Three Fried Frank attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2018 Fellow and Pathfinder Programs from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Corporate special counsel Matthew W. Howard has been named a member of the 2018 class of LCLD Fellows, which was created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Antitrust and competition associate Matthew E. Joseph and intellectual property and technology associate Alana Berrocal Rodriguez have been chosen to participate in the LCLD Pathfinder program, which trains early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and professional networking.

“On behalf of everyone at the Firm, I wish to congratulate Matt, Matt and Alana on this well-deserved selection,” said Fried Frank Chairman David J. Greenwald. “The LCLD provides a fantastic platform to discuss diversity in the workplace and we are honored to be part of the conversation to effect change.”

“This is a great honor and an excellent opportunity for our attorneys,” said Michael J. Barker, real estate partner and chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “They will join a select group of their peers from diverse backgrounds to explore their potential as leaders, and the Firm looks forward to providing them a platform from which to apply what they learn.”

Former Fried Frank LCLD Fellows include corporate partner Matthew V. Soran in 2016 and corporate associate Maxwell Yim in 2017; former Pathfinders include corporate associate Flora Go in 2016 and litigation associates Nicole R. Love in 2016 and Anayansi Rodriguez in 2017.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Click here to learn more about LCLD.

At Fried Frank, inclusion is a standard principle. Click here to learn more about the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

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