ATLANTA – February 11, 2020 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has chosen Caroline Tang, a shareholder in the Austin office, to be a member of the 2020 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Norma Manjarrez, an associate in the Chicago office, has been selected to be a member of the 2020 class of Pathfinders, which is designed by the LCLD to train high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and building professional networks.
“This is a great honor for Caroline and Norma,” said Michelle Wimes, Ogletree Deakins’ Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer. “They join a select group of attorneys from across the U.S. with diverse backgrounds who have been identified as having the potential to assume a leadership role, not only in our organization, but in the profession.”
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”
The LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants “intensive in-person training, online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows and Alumni in small group gatherings.”
“We believe it’s a program that can help catapult a person’s career forward,” said Grey.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com
About the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. The LCLD Pathfinder Program has trained nearly 700 early-career attorneys since 2015, catering to junior lawyers in law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession. Visit www.lcldnet.org.