When I heard I was selected, I was both honored and excited to have such a prestigious platform from which to continue my efforts to increase diversity in the legal field.
Claremont, Calif. (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
Baker & McKenzie partner Sarah Harris ’96 is one of 160 lawyers selected for the 2013 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization made up of the legal profession’s top general counsels and managing partners. The fellows program identifies high-potential lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
“When I heard I was selected, I was both honored and excited to have such a prestigious platform from which to continue my efforts to increase diversity in the legal field,” Harris said. “I look forward to many additional opportunities for growth, education and bridge building that the fellows program will provide.”
At Baker & McKenzie, Harris primarily works on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund secondary transactions and fund formation. Her experience also includes public and private securities offerings, securities law compliance, corporate governance, contract review and general corporate matters. She is actively involved in the firm's pro bono programs and is a member of the National Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association and the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is a growing organization of more than 200 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession. The Fellows Program is one of several initiatives launched by the council since its inception in 2009. The group has also developed programs to address “pipeline” issues that face the legal profession so as to encourage minorities and women to enter the law. For more information, please visit its website at: http://www.lcldnet.org/.