Kelley Drye Names Wendy Clarke and Ken Kanzawa as 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinder

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced that it has named Wendy Clarke, special counsel in its Stamford office, as a Fellow and Ken Kanzawa, associate in its Washington, D.C. office, as a Pathfinder to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Fellows Program was created by LCLD to provide high-potential attorneys with relationship-building, leadership, and professional development opportunities and skills. 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 Wendy and Ken as our 2022 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. With a background in both the public and private sectors, Wendy is an experienced and skillful corporate attorney. Her participation as a member of the Fellows will enhance her demonstrated leadership in the legal profession. Ken is a talented attorney and promising leader and we look forward to his continued professional growth through the Pathfinder program.”

Wendy focuses her practice on corporate, finance and securities law. She has represented global companies, private equity funds and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, syndicated financings and other commercial transactions, as well as general corporate governance matters.  Wendy is relied upon to serve as a trusted legal advisor on wide-ranging transactions, ensuring that her clients achieve their objectives.
A former procurement attorney at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ken’s practice focuses on government contracts litigation and counseling. With an insider’s perspective, Ken can address a broad spectrum of government contracts matters, including bid protests, contract disputes, subcontract negotiation, and teaming agreements.

Kelley Drye was recognized as a 2021 Compass Award Winner during the LCLD virtual Annual Meeting. The LCLD 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 www​.lcld​net​.org.