Kelley Drye Names Kim Carter and Fabio Dworschak as 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinder
April 20, 2021
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced that it has named Kim Carter, partner in its Los Angeles office, as a Fellow and Fabio Dworschak, associate in its Houston office, as a Pathfinder to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Fellows Program was created by LCLD to identify and enhance, the leadership skills of legal professionals. Designed to train high-performing early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, the Pathfinders Program includes leadership skill-building and guidance on growing professional networks.

“Kelley Drye is proud to name Kim and Fabio as our 2021 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder, and we are honored to participate in these inspired programs once again,” said Denise Smith, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Kelley Drye. “Kim is an outstanding attorney and her participation as a member of the Fellows will enhance her demonstrated leadership in the legal profession.  Fabio is a highly skilled attorney and promising leader and we look forward to his continued professional growth as a Pathfinder program participant.

Kim is a partner in Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment practice. She has extensive experience defending employers against claims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, invasion of privacy, wrongful termination and other employment-related torts and liabilities brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, the FMLA and other state and federal laws.
Fabio serves as an associate in the Environmental practice, focusing on environmental and commercial disputes and appeals in state and federal courts. He has advised clients on regulatory issues arising from the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and tribal law.

Kelley Drye was recognized as a 2020 Top Performer and a Compass Award Winner during The LCLD virtual Annual Meeting. Top Performers represent the LCLD’s most active member corporations and law firms while the Compass Award recognizes meeting participation and firms that participate in the Fellows and Pathfinder programs.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD programs have trained thousands of attorneys since its inception. For more information, visit