Vinson & Elkins Counsel and Associates Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Initiatives
The firm has selected counsel Conrad Bolston as its Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and senior associates Desi Baca and Yong Eoh as its LCLD Pathfinders for the organization’s 2022 programs focused on leadership and relationship building.
Conrad Bolston, an environmental and natural resources attorney in the firm’s Washington office, joins more than 400 mid-career LCLD Fellows from across the United States identified as talented, diverse attorneys from law firms and in-house legal departments. The LCLD Fellows Program is one of the most comprehensive legal talent programs in the country, designed to help develop and advance the next generation of leaders in the profession.
Joining the LCLD Pathfinder Program this year from Vinson & Elkins are Desi Baca and Yong Eoh, corporate lawyers in the firm’s New York and Houston offices respectively. The Pathfinder program provides mentoring and training to early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks.
The selected Fellow and Pathfinders will be challenged to enhance their professional brands, build professional relationships, participate in corporate learning experiences and sharpen leadership skills throughout these year-long programs.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a national 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. In 2020, Vinson & Elkins received the organization’s Top Performers Award for its commitment to diversity.
Former Vinson & Elkins LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders include Rafael Alvarado, Michelle Arishita, Manuel Berrelez, Aurra Fellows, Patrick Gadson, Victoria Godfrey, Alex Kamel, Simone King, Devika Kornbacher, Rob Landicho, and Quentin Smith.
“Bringing together law firms and in-house legal departments, LCLD has been a driving force for change in the legal profession with its focused initiatives on diversity, equity and inclusion. I’m proud that V&E has been involved since the beginning as a charter member,” said Manuel Berrelez, a member of the firm’s DE&I Executive Committee.
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