WilmerHale Lawyers April Williams, Apoorva Patel and Cadene Russell Brooks Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

WilmerHale Lawyers April Williams, Apoorva Patel and Cadene Russell Brooks Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

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The firm is proud to announce that three WilmerHale lawyers have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2021 Fellows and Pathfinders programs.

Partner April Williams has been chosen as a member of the 2021 class of LCLD Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the LCLD to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Williams joins the newest group of talented and diverse, experienced attorneys who have been selected by 293 LCLD member corporations and law firms to participate in this program.

According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, leadership training, and extensive contact with LCLD’s prestigious members and the best teachers in the business.”

Counsel Apoorva Patel and Senior Associate Cadene Russell Brooks were selected to join the 2021 class of the LCLD Pathfinders Program, which provides diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys with practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks.

“The LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants intensive 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 enhance a person’s career,” says Grey.

“We congratulate April, Apoorva and Cadene on their selection to the LCLD 2021 Fellows and Pathfinders program,” says WilmerHale Diversity and Inclusion Director Tracey West. “They join an impressive group of attorneys with diverse backgrounds who—like them—continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives within the legal industry.”

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 350 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 nearly 2,000 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. The LCLD Pathfinder Program, founded in 2015, has trained more than 900 early-career attorneys, catering to junior lawyers in law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession.

For more information, visit www.lcldnet.org.