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Kutak Rock Attorneys Named to 2024 LCLD Diversity Leadership Programs

News - Inclusiveness and Diversity | January 12, 2024

Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been chosen to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) leadership programs in 2024.

Omaha partner Edward M. Fox II 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. Fox focuses his practice on financial services litigation in the areas of government or regulatory disputes and investigations, white-collar criminal defense, parallel proceedings, corporate internal investigations, and federal and state contracting/procurement disputes.

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 Melissa Araiza and Collette Brashears 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. Araiza is an associate in Omaha and a member of the Tax Credits group. Ms. Brashears is a litigation associate in Fayetteville. 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 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.