McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes Five Summer Associates NationwideRead Time: 3 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to welcome five summer associates to work alongside our attorneys firmwide.
- Taylor Bennington (Cleveland)
- Sara Grasch (Baton Rouge)
- Sally Jo (Washington, DC)
- Gillian Miculek (New Orleans)
- Erica Powell (New Orleans)
In addition, McGlinchey is proud to name summer associate Sally Jo (Washington, DC) McGlinchey’s 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Diversity Scholarship recipient. This award, bestowed annually upon a first-year law student, is a distinguished honor that includes a paid Summer Associate position, a $5,000 scholarship, and formal mentoring from McGlinchey attorneys throughout the student’s law school career.
“We are excited to welcome the summer associates to the firm,” said member Zelma Frederick (Baton Rouge), McGlinchey’s Summer Associate program chair. “The mentorship of law students is one of our most important responsibilities to the legal profession. They will work closely with our attorneys to tackle challenging law assignments and gain insight into the practice of law.”
Gillian is currently enrolled in the Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she is Senior Editor of the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources, a student edited academic journal focusing on energy and its relationship to additional areas of law. Gillian is also a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Erica is a current student at Tulane University Law School where she is involved in the Administrative Justice for Intraschool, Tulane Moot Court Program; Head Coach, BLSA Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Team; Veteran Member, Moot Court Mock Trial Team; Black Law Students Association; and OUTLaw. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Spring Hill College.
Sara is currently a law student at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she is involved in the Louisiana Law Review, received the CALI Award for Excellence, and was both a Paul M. Hebert Scholar as well as a Dean’s Scholar. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana.
Taylor is currently enrolled at The University of Akron School of Law. He previously worked with McGlinchey as a summer associate and was named McGlinchey’s 2020 1L Diversity Scholar. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Akron.
Sally is currently a law student at Georgetown University Law Center where she is involved in the Corporate Finance Law Organization, Korean American Law Students Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and Women of Color Collective. Sally earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and philosophy from Georgetown University.
As McGlinchey’s 2021 1L Diversity Scholar, Sally participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Virtual Scholars Summit, which took place virtually in mid-May. The event convenes diverse law students from around the country to hone interview skills, prepare for the transition from law student to practicing lawyer, and discuss the state of diversity in the legal profession. In addition to Taylor Bennington, 2020 LCLD Diversity Scholar, McGlinchey is also proud to welcome back 2019 LCLD Diversity Scholar Andrew Albritton (New Orleans), who will join the firm as an associate in the fall.
Since 2012, McGlinchey has participated in the 1L Diversity Scholarship program through LCLD, a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners. Reflecting the firm’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and to promoting diversity within the legal profession, McGlinchey has been recognized as an “Top Performer” every year since 2018, and is a previous recipient of the Compass Award, LCLD’s highest recognition. A McGlinchey attorney has participated in the LCLD Fellows program, which aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession, every year since 2010, and the firm has had three attorneys participate in the LCLD Pathfinders program for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys.