March 22, 2016
Kelley Drye and Warren LLP has chosen Katherine Riley Townley to be a member of the 2016 class of Pathfinders, participating in a new program designed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to train early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including programming on leadership and network development. Ms. Townley joins a class of 113 attorneys around the country named 2016 LCLD Pathfinders.
“Congratulations to Katie on being selected as Kelley Drye’s 2016 LCLD Pathfinder,” said Lew Rose, firm managing partner of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. “Having earned the admiration of clients and fellow attorneys, Katie is truly a rising star in the legal profession.”
“I am flattered to have been chosen as Kelley Drye’s first LCLD Pathfinder,” said Townley. “I look forward to participating in the program and getting to know my peers in organizations like Kelley Drye that share a commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants “intensive in-person training, online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows in small group gatherings. “We believe it’s a program that can help catapult a person’s career forward.”
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Pathfinder Program was piloted last year among a select number of LCLD Member law firms and corporations. It is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, targeting junior associates and the youngest members of corporate law departments. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.