Jones Day names Michelle Della Guardia and Eric Love as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders
Jones Day has chosen Miami Associate, Michelle Della Guardia, and New York Associate, Eric Love, to be members of the 2019 class of Pathfinders, participating in a program designed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to train high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks.
"This is a great honor for Michelle and Eric," said Yvette McGee Brown, Jones Day Partner-in-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement. "It is evidence that they 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 Pathfinder Program offers participants "intensive in-person training, online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows in small group gatherings."
"We believe it’s a program that can help catapult a person’s career forward."
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is now in its fourth year as a full-scale program, having been piloted in 2015 among a select number of LCLD Member law firms and corporations. It is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, targeting junior associates and the youngest members of corporate law departments. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.
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