Willkie Announces 2021 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders

February 23, 2021

Associate Isabel Araujo selected to serve as a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow, and associates Melissa Doura and Ren-How Harn to serve as 2021 LCLD Pathfinders.

New York-based associate Isabel Araujo has been selected as a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. The LCLD Fellows Program connects high-potential attorneys with general counsel and managing partners for a year-long, multi-tiered professional development series. The program is designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s top law firms and corporate legal departments. LCLD selected Isabel based on Willkie’s nomination. Past Fellows include partners Anne Choe and Melanie Medina.

Additionally, the firm selected New York-based associate Melissa Doura and Chicago-based associate Ren-How Harn to serve as 2021 LCLD Pathfinders. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed to provide early-career, high-potential attorneys with practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks through relationship-building and leadership skills and career development strategies. Recent Pathfinders include associates Kyle Mathews (Washington), Kurt Lyn (New York) and Emerson Girardeau (Houston). Isabel also served as a Pathfinder in 2018.

LCLD is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a diverse U.S. legal profession. In addition to the Fellows and Pathfinders Programs, Willkie participates in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, which expands the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. Chairman Matthew Feldman serves as the firm’s managing partner member of LCLD.

Additionally, Willkie has twice been honored with the LCLD Compass Award in recognition of the firm’s dedication to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.