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

Accolades | March 11, 2021

Five Fried Frank attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2021 Fellow and Pathfinder programs from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Corporate special counsel Flora Go will serve as a member of the 2021 class of LCLD Fellows, which was created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Litigation associate Danica L. Brown and corporate associate Vincent Fuller II will participate in the LCLD Pathfinder program, which trains high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks. Additionally, corporate partners Matthew V. Soran and Stacey Song will be 2021 LCLD Pathfinder Program Facilitators, mentors who play a key role in helping Pathfinders connect what they learn in the program to the law firm in which they work.

Former Fried Frank LCLD Fellows include partners Martín Esteban Strauch in 2020, Kabaye Liku in 2019, Matthew W. Howard in 2018, Maxwell Yim in 2017, and Matthew V. Soran in 2016; former Pathfinders include associates Renee E. Turner and Vivian S. June in 2020, Luis Murguia and Rati Ranga in 2019, Matthew E. Joseph in 2018, Anayansi Rodriguez in 2017, and Flora Go and partner Nicole R. Love in 2016.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the LCLD Fellows Program has trained more than 2,000 mid-career attorneys since 2011 and is one of LCLD's most important initiatives. The LCLD Pathfinder Program has trained more than 900 early-career attorneys since 2015, catering to junior lawyers in law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession. Click here to learn more about LCLD.

Fried Frank's Diversity & Inclusion Department works to ensure an inclusive workplace where all can thrive and reach their full potential. The department focuses on developing community, systems, and programs designed to support the Firm's diversity and inclusion goals. This includes managing Employee Resource Groups and creating and implementing strategies to improve the Firm's hiring, retention, and promotion of women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and working parents. To learn more about the Firm's diversity and inclusion efforts click here.

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