McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce Richik Sarkar has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2017 Fellows Program, which aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
Sarkar, a Member in the firm’s Cleveland office, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, e-commerce and internet law, data protection and cybersecurity, government and public policy, and white collar/government investigations.
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”
“This is a singular honor for Richik, who will join a select group of attorneys from diverse backgrounds comprising this year’s Fellows Program class,” said Deirdre McGlinchey, head of McGlinchey Stafford’s Diversity Committee. “Richik has consistently demonstrated leadership within the legal community and through his involvement with diversity-focused organizations in Ohio, and we are delighted to select Richik for this year’s LCLD Fellows Program.”
LCLD’s Fellows Program emphasizes development in three core competencies: relationship building, transformational leadership, and professional branding. McGlinchey Stafford, a charter member of the LCLD, has six previous participants in the Fellows Program: Heather LaSalle Alexis, Kelly Lipinski, Stewart Spielman, Lauren Campisi, Andy Cao, and Kyle Ferachi.
“We congratulate Richik on being named to this prestigious program. McGlinchey Stafford is proud to continue our support of the LCLD’s programs and initiatives that aim to improve diversity outcomes in the legal profession,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford.
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 Fellows program, which has trained more than 800 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s flagship initiatives. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.