Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Counsel Kinal Patel has been selected as a 2023 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Additionally, Associates Jennifer Haro and Alexis Juergens were selected for the 2023 LCLD Pathfinder Program.
The LCLD Fellows Program is an intensive, yearlong professional development program that mentors the legal industry’s diversity leaders of tomorrow. Designed for lawyers with eight-to-fifteen years of experience, the LCLD Fellows Program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel and managing partners. The LCLD Pathfinders Program, now in its eight year, is tailored for lawyers with three to five years of experience. The program provides practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks, leadership skills, and career development strategies.
“Foley’s support of the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs highlights our core values,” said Alexis Robertson, Foley’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Kinal, Jennifer, and Alexis will make excellent representatives of Foley at LCLD, and we are delighted to help support and develop their careers.”
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Its action programs aim to attract, inspire and nurture legal talent to help a new and more diverse generation of attorneys attain leadership positions. For more information, visit www.lcldnet.org.
Patel is a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. He is based in Foley’s Houston office.
Haro is a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group. She is based in Foley’s Milwaukee office.
Juergens is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. She is based in Foley’s Salt Lake City office.