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

Accolades | February 18, 2020

Three Fried Frank attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2020 Fellow and Pathfinder programs from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Corporate special counsel Martín Esteban Strauch will serve as a member of the 2020 class of LCLD Fellows, which was created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Litigation associate Renee E. Turner and real estate associate Vivian S. June 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.

Former Fried Frank LCLD Fellows include partners Kabaye Liku in 2019, Matthew W. Howard in 2018, Maxwell Yim in 2017, and Matthew V. Soran in 2016; former Pathfinders include associates 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 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is now in its fifth year as a full-scale program, having been piloted in 2015 among a select number of LCLD Member law firms and corporations. It is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, targeting junior associates and the youngest members of corporate law departments. 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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