PITTSBURGH – Reed Smith today announced that Julia Lopez, a Princeton-based partner in the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry practice, has been selected as the firm’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2020.  Additionally, Lora Spencer, a Philadelphia-based associate also in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry practice and Amanda Brown, an associate in the Labor & Employment practice based in Dallas, have been selected as the firm’s 2020 LCLD Pathfinders.

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“As long-time participants in the LCLD Fellowship and Pathfinders Program, we have found that the lawyers chosen for the program develop skills of immeasurable importance to their professional development. Equally as important, they also assume a greater sense of responsibility as sponsors and mentors for their peers. ” said John Iino, Reed Smith’s Chief Diversity Officer. “This investment in our people and their growth is why we are dedicated to the LCLD’s mission and are very proud that Julia, Lora, and Amanda will represent the firm and our commitment to diversity and mentoring.”

The LCLD Fellowship Program is an intensive, yearlong professional development program that mentors the legal industry’s diversity leaders of tomorrow. Designed for lawyers with eight-to-fifteen 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 fifth 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.