Three Wyrick Attorneys selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2024 Programs

Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2024 programs. Katie Smith (Investment Funds) will participate in the LCLD Fellows program and Sean Fernandes (Privacy & Data Security), and Shin Song (Corporate) will represent the firm as Pathfinders program participants.

The LCLD Fellows program offers high-potential, mid-career attorneys professional and personal development opportunities as well as leadership training, relationship-building resources, and access to other LCLD members, including managing partners and general counsel for mentoring and guidance. The seven-month Pathfinder program provides high-potential, early-career attorneys with the opportunity to learn from career development experts and leaders in the legal profession and is designed to pair participants with foundational leadership skills and relationship-building resources. Both the Fellows and Pathfinder programs serve diverse attorneys from LCLD member organizations.

LCLD President Robert J. Grey Jr. stated, “Notwithstanding the substantial challenges to DE&I, our dedication to improving and expanding our programs for talented attorneys has only grown stronger. This initiative is designed to propel them to the next level in their careers.”

LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders have distinguished themselves within their organizations by being deeply engaged, indispensable to key clients and teams, invested in attorney mentoring and professional development, and on a trajectory toward leadership positions.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have pledged themselves, through the Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in our institutions, we work to promote inclusiveness in our organizations, our circles of influence, and our society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.

Read Wyrick Robbins’ organizational commitment and Managing Partner Todd Eveson’s personal commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession.