Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Lewis Rice members Jerina Phillips and Apollo Carey were recently selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs. With more than 350 members serving as general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms, LCLD is committed to challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.

Jerina was chosen to participate in the LCLD 2021 Pathfinder Program designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys. The program provides Pathfinders with tools for building and leveraging professional networks through relationship building, leadership skills and career development strategies. As a Pathfinder, Jerina will participate in meetings, online learning experiences, small group conversations and peer networking.

Apollo was selected for LCLD’s 2021 Fellows Program for mid-career attorneys with at least eight years of practice experience and a proven commitment to diversity and inclusion. The goal of the program is to provide Fellows with development opportunities and leadership training through class meetings, accountability partners, online learning and a regional event.

“At Lewis Rice, we’ve always believed excellent legal work is best achieved when attorneys with differing perspectives and backgrounds collaborate,” said Ronald Norwood, member and chairman of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “We’re thrilled Jerina and Apollo have the opportunity to participate in these important programs designed to build a more open and diverse legal profession.”

Jerina maintains a wide-ranging litigation practice representing individuals and companies in a variety of disputes, including complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, media and communications law and consumer litigation. Apollo has been practicing corporate, transactional, and regulatory law for more than a decade and currently serves as the City Attorney for Ferguson, Missouri, and as outside counsel for the Junior College District of St. Louis (St. Louis Community College).

Resources

Firm Highlights
News

Brian P. Pezza Discusses Vaccination Considerations for Employees in Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Article

More
News

Kansas City Office of Lewis Rice Names New Member

More
News

Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

More
Client Alert

Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

More
News

Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive

More
Client Alert

Virginia Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Similar to CCPA and GDPR

More
News

Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case

More
News

David W. Sweeney Interviewed in Realtime REALTOR® Podcast on Changes to Elections in the City of St. Louis

More
Client Alert

Have You Done Your Annual CCPA Housekeeping?

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

More
Client Alert

City of St. Louis 2021 Primary Municipal Election: Meet the Candidates

More
News

Lewis Rice Wins Significant Victory for Atlanta Landowners Impacted by the Belt Line Rail-Trail

More
Client Alert

Supreme Court Decision Provides Good News for Creditors

More
News

Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

More
News

Paul R. Himmelstein Joins Lewis Rice Kansas City Office

More
Client Alert

New York State Regulator Discourages Ransomware Payments and Publishes New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework

More
Client Alert

COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

More
News

Brian P. Pezza Gives Advice on Vaccination Acceptance in the Workforce in Society for Human Resource Management Article

More