Willkie Announces 2022 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders

January 14, 2022

Associate Emerson Girardeau selected to serve as a 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow, and associates Camille Grant and Argemira Flórez to serve as 2022 LCLD Pathfinders.

Houston-based associate Emerson Girardeau has been selected as a 2022 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 Emerson based on Willkie’s nomination. Past Fellows include partners Anne Choe, Melanie Medina and Isabel Araujo.

In addition, the Firm selected New York-based associate Camille Grant and San Francisco-based associate Argemira Flórez to serve as 2022 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 and Serge Agbre (Washington), Melissa Doura (New York), Ren-How Harn (Chicago) and Dhananjay Adusumilli (LA). Emerson also served as a Pathfinder in 2020.

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 in partnership with Firm clients Comcast, Meta, MetLife, and Resideo. Chairman Matthew Feldman serves as the Firm’s managing partner member of LCLD.

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