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Loeb Associates Ava Badiee and Evan Saunders Named 2023 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders

Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that Entertainment associate Ava Badiee and Corporate associate Evan Saunders have been named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders for 2023. A multifaceted program produced by LCLD, the Pathfinder program provides participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession as well as career development experts. Over the course of seven months, the program is designed to train high-performing attorneys who are early in their careers on foundational leadership and relationship-building skills.

The Pathfinder program, conceived as a supplement to training initiatives already in place at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, provides participants with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks, leadership skills and an understanding of career development strategies. In addition to full class programming, each participant is placed in a small group that is led by a program facilitator who serves as a mentor to help the Pathfinder connect what they learn in the program to the organization at which they work.

In addition to the exclusive leadership and professional-development curriculum that is unique to the Pathfinder program, this year’s 462 LCLD Pathfinders will have several opportunities — from class meetings to group peer circles — to meet and interact with their peers, both in person and in a virtual format.

Selected by leaders at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, Pathfinders have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders who have distinguished — or have the potential to distinguish — themselves within their organizations.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners — the leadership of the profession — who have pledged themselves, through LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. The council's action programs are designed to attract, inspire and nurture the talent in society and within LCLD Member organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership.

For more information, please visit the LCLD website.