Business of Law Podcast-LCLD Fellows Alumni Speaker Series: Pathways to Leadership, hosted by Lane Powell

A video version of this episode is available.

Lane Powell hosted a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Alumni Speaker Series event focused on Pathways to Leadership where Katina Thornock (LCLD 2014, Director, Corporate Counsel, Global Litigation at Starbucks Coffee Company) moderated a conversation among Caldwell Camero (LCLD 2014, Senior Global Trademark Counsel at Fluke Corporation), Daniel Prince (LCLD 2014, Partner at Paul Hastings), Jill Long (LCLD 2014, Partner at Glassman Coaching + Consulting), and Merisa Heu-Weller (LCLD 2016, Chief of Staff, Technology + Corporate Responsibility and Director, Criminal Justice Reform at Microsoft Corporation) in which they discussed their significant positive career growth as leaders in the profession and their organizations since taking part in LCLD.  They candidly discuss their journeys, the ingredients in LCLD’s secret sauce, and their key learnings acquired on the path to leadership. What is LCLD?

In 2009 a coalition of general counsels came together to form an organization driven to accelerate diversity and inclusion in the legal profession: the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).  The organization is now comprised of 300 organizational members and has nationwide reach. More than 2,000 individual lawyers and law students have participated in its programs and are members of its alumni groups. LCLD, its members, and its alumni are now creating impact at-scale.

This event was produced by Makalika Naholowa’a (LCLD 2015, Head of Trademarks at Microsoft Corporation) Bonnie Lau (LCLD 2013, Partner at Dentons), and Erin Hess (Programs Manager at Leadership Council on Legal Diversity) in partnership with Stephanie Stephens (LCLD 2013, Shareholder at Lane Powell).


  1. Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  2. Glassman Coaching
  3. The Highland’s Ability Battery