Reed Smith LLP today announced that Denise Ware, Chicago-based counsel in the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, has been selected as the firm’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2018. Additionally, Claudia Cortes, an associate in the Complex Litigation Group based in Chicago, and Reginald Sainvil, a Miami-based associate in the Financial Industry Group have been selected as the firm’s 2018 LCLD Pathfinders.

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“The LCLD Fellowship and Pathfinders Programs are fantastic opportunities for experienced and emerging lawyers alike to learn from and be mentored by some of the most respected and influential leaders in our profession, who are equally committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions and the profession at large,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “We are very proud that Denise, Claudia, and Reggie will represent the firm and our longstanding commitment to diversity and mentoring.”

The LCLD Fellowship Program is an intensive, year-long professional development program that mentors the legal industry’s diversity leaders of tomorrow. Designed for lawyers with eight-to-15 years of experience, the LCLD Fellows Program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel and managing partners.

The LCLD Pathfinders Program, now in its third year, is tailored for lawyers with three-to-five years of experience. The program provides practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks, leadership skills, and career development strategies.