Amba Datta Named as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow for 2018
February 15, 2018
Senior associate Amba Datta will be Kelley Drye’s 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow.  Amba, an associate in the Goverment Contracts practice group, will represent Kelley Drye in this program that was created by LCLD to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. She joins a class of approximately 250 attorneys from around the country selected as LCLD Fellows for 2018.

Amba focuses her practice on government contracts, internal investigations and compliance.  She counsels and represents clients on a broad range of government contracts-related matters, including bid protests, contract disputes, civil litigation, government investigations and small business program issues. Her outstanding writing and advocacy skills, and ability to focus on and synthesize a high level of detail, are valued by clients and colleagues alike. Amba also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing a client seeking asylum in the United States.

According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business.”

Amba said, “I am thrilled to be included among this impressive group of LCLD Fellows and alums. Kelley Drye places a high value on diversity and inclusion and I am proud to represent the firm in its commitment to these efforts.”

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For more information, visit