Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Counsel Jolene Fernandes has been selected as a 2022 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Additionally, Associates Mikle Jew and Aude Peden were selected for the 2022 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 seventh 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.
“Our support of the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs underscores Foley’s core values,” said Alexis Robertson, Foley’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Jolene, Mikle, and Aude will be great representatives of Foley. We are thrilled 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.
Fernandes is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practices. She is based in Foley’s Boston office.
Jew is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization, and IP Litigation Practices. He is based in Foley’s San Diego office.
Peden is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practices. She is based in Foley’s Madison office.