Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
LCLD Member Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP is proud to announce that Eileen Ahern has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization made up of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners. Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP has been a Member of LCLD since 2012.
“Our firm believes that diversity in the law is not just good for the profession but, also, good for our clients,” said firm partner Jason Wilson. “We are fully committed to the principles of the LCLD and are proud to have had two different members of the firm be selected as Fellows in the last two years.”
Eileen Ahern joins a class of more than 170 attorneys from around the country who have been selected as LCLD Fellows for 2014—the largest class in the program’s history.
“I’m honored and excited to join the 2014 Fellows,” said Eileen Ahern. “I’m looking forward to working with the other Fellows to help advance our professional brands and diversity in the profession.”
Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is an ambitious, highly structured initiative built 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 will be challenged to improve their professional brand, build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills.
“Our Fellows program is a unique learning experience designed to empower a new generation of lawyers,” said Brad Smith, LCLD Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation. “These talented individuals have been singled out for leadership by their organizations, and represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds that are as diverse as the country they serve.”
With 215 Members, LCLD is a national organization made up of the general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the country. 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.
“We’re lucky to have an extraordinarily focused and committed membership,” said Robert Grey, Executive Director of LCLD. "All of us are eager for results and will persist until we see real changes in the makeup of the leadership of the profession."
For more information on Willenken, please contact William A. Delgado (wdelgado(at)willenken(dot)com). And for more information on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, please visit http://www.lcldnet.org.