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Kutak Rock Attorneys Named to 2023 LCLD Diversity Leadership Programs

News - Inclusiveness and Diversity | March 8, 2023

Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been chosen to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) leadership programs in 2023.

Omaha Partner Oliver Hopkins has been named an LCLD Fellow. Designed for lawyers with eight to 15 years of experience, this landmark intensive year-long professional development program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel, managing partners and their peers for mentoring and career guidance.

Mr. Hopkins focuses his practice on community development and tax incentive finance products, structuring and closing transactions and representing clients across a variety of transaction structures including multi-investor funds and syndicated funds.

Selected by the general counsel and managing partners at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, the LCLD Fellows participate in training sessions and have opportunities to interact with key legal and business leaders of large U.S. corporations as well as managing partners from the country’s most prestigious law firms.

Attorneys Turquoise Early and David Mnatsakanyan were chosen to participate in the LCLD Pathfinders Program, a multifaceted program that provides participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession as well as career development experts. Ms. Early is an associate in Omaha and a member of the Privacy and Data Security group. Mr. Mnatsakanyan is a public finance associate in Los Angeles. The seven-month Pathfinders Program is designed to train high-performing attorneys who are early in their careers on foundational leadership and relationship-building skills.

LCLD President Robert J. Grey Jr. stated, “Much thought and research are behind the design of the Pathfinder and Fellows programs, which serve to advance high-potential diverse attorneys to the next level of their careers. These two programs have produced some of the most impactful leaders in our industry.”

LCLD is comprised of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners with a common goal to build a more open and diverse legal profession. Their action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership.