Three Jones Day lawyers selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity programs

Three Jones Day lawyers have been selected for two different Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs. Enrique Lemus, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice in the Dallas Office, was selected as an LCLD Fellow. Catarina Freitas, a Corporate associate in the Houston Office, and Tyler J. Scott, an associate in the State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles Office, were selected as LCLD Pathfinders. Both programs offer participants opportunities for mentoring and leadership training.

Mr. Lemus's practice focuses on representing companies in complex employment litigation and sensitive internal investigations. His litigation experience includes wage and hour class actions, trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, and discrimination lawsuits. Further, he has substantial experience investigating, defending, and overseeing matters for companies with operations in Latin America. This work includes conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct, overseeing and coordinating labor and employment litigation and advice, assisting with the representation of companies before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), enhancing compliance programs, and implementing anticorruption policies. Mr. Lemus also maintains a substantial pro bono practice, which includes representing asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors seeking special immigrant juvenile status, and working with Lawyers Without Borders to research and advise on human rights issues in Latin America.

Ms. Freitas represents public and private companies in domestic and cross-border M&A, with an emphasis on the energy sector, and joint venture and private equity transactions. She has experience in a broad range of industries in addition to energy, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, aviation, and hospitality. She is committed to Jones Day's diversity efforts and pro bono service, representing clients in immigration matters. In 2022, she won her first asylum case for a Venezuelan client.

Ms. Scott focuses her practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as government enforcement actions, particularly those related to investigations initiated by state attorneys general. She also has experience with investigations and corporate defense matters. She maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients ranging from survivors of human trafficking to individuals seeking asylum in the United States, and actively participates in Jones Day's Constitutional Policing and Civil Justice Reform Initiative.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.