Larry Leverett of Pepper Hamilton Named as 2015 LCLD Fellow
Philadelphia – February 9, 2015 – LawFuel.com – Pepper Hamilton LLP partner Neuman "Larry” Leverett has been selected for the 2015 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization comprised of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners.
Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is designed 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 are challenged to improve their professional brand, build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills. Pepper Hamilton has been a member of LCLD since its inception in 2009.
"Being selected as an LCLD Fellow is an honor, and I am looking forward to the opportunities that go along with being an LCLD Fellow, including networking with colleagues from around the country, establishing new relationships on behalf of the firm, and furthering my own professional development,” Leverett said.
Leverett, a member of the Pepper Hamilton’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group, is a former federal prosecutor. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted dozens of complex federal criminal cases involving health care fraud, government contract fraud, financial institution fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, violent crime and money laundering. Leverett is a member of the executive committee of the Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Philadelphia Chapter. He is a 2004 graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and a 1997 graduate of The College of New Jersey.
Leverett is one of 183 attorneys from around the country who were selected as LCLD Fellows for 2015 – the largest class in the program’s history. He is the fifth Pepper to be selected as a Fellow, joining Andrea Toy Ohta (2014), Hyung P. Steele (2013), Isla L. Long (2012) and Kassem L. Lucas (2011).
Formed in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is made up of the general counsels of the nation’s preeminent corporations and of the managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms.
Kevin Gooch Named 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
The LCLD Fellows program is designed to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. It does so by selecting high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and immersing them in an accelerated learning experience of relationship-building, virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.
During his career at Alston & Bird, Gooch has worked on more than $15 billion in financing and restructuring transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, notes offerings and asset-based financings and restructurings. Outside the office, he is a community champion, most recently serving as president of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, the young professional auxiliary of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., for which he helped raise $15,000 in scholarships for seniors of the Atlanta Public School System and an Atlanta-area college student, in each case, that had overcome adversity to achieve academically.
LCLD is an organization comprising corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program has trained more than 600 mid-career attorneys since 2011 and is one of the organization’s most important initiatives.
Sidley Partner Joshua Hill Named Fellow of the 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua Hill, partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, has been selected as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2015 Fellows Program. The LCLD Fellows program is a yearlong learning and networking experience for lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Mr. Hill was nominated for the fellowship by firm leaders.
This prestigious program is built to train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Mr. Hill joins an exceptional class of experienced lawyers selected from LCLD member companies and law firms as Fellows for 2015. Previous Sidley Fellows include Jose Sanchez (2012), Daron Watts (2013) and Anny Huang (2014). The LCLD Fellows program is an initiative designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments.
Squire Patton Boggs Partner Stacie Yee Selected for 2015 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
(LOS ANGELES – February 3, 2015) – Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) member Squire Patton Boggs is proud to announce that partner Stacie Yee has been selected for the 2015 Fellows Program of the LCLD, a national organization comprised of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners.
"We are very excited to have Stacie selected to represent the firm as our 2015 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity,” said Fred Nance, Squire Patton Boggs Regional Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Diversity Committee. "This will be a unique experience for Stacie as she works with some of the most respected leaders within our profession, both in-house and in other firms, to identify and pursue best practices in the field of diversity and inclusion.”
"We congratulate Stacie on this well-deserved honor,” said Traci Rollins, Squire Patton Boggs Florida Regional Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Diversity Committee. "Stacie joins a select group of experienced lawyers from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their high potential as leaders in their organization and the legal profession.”
Ms. Yee joins a class of more than 180 lawyers from around the country who have been selected as LCLD Fellows for 2015—the largest class in the program’s history. Resident in the Squire Patton Boggs Los Angeles office, Ms. Yee focuses her practice on labor and employment law matters as well as complex commercial litigation. She provides companies with employment counseling and advice, and also represents employers in wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation/whistleblower, and wage and hour litigation.
Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows Program is an ambitious, highly structured initiative designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels in law firms and corporate legal departments around the country. Each year, selected lawyers from diverse backgrounds participate in a year-long program which connects them with mentors who offer guidance on improving their professional brand, building relationships that enhance professional development, participating in corporate learning experiences, and sharpening stewardship and leadership skills.
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants "an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”
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.