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PITTSBURGH (February 2024) – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that three attorneys have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and Pathfinder programs.

Dan Lazaro, counsel in the firm’s Litigation section, was accepted into the 2024 class of LCLD Fellows. Nyasha Pendleton, associate in the firm’s Immigration section, and David Eapen, associate in the firm’s Corporate section, were accepted into the 2024 class of LCLD Pathfinders.

“Buchanan is thrilled to again have attorneys selected for the LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder programs,” said Lloyd Freeman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “The professional and business development opportunities provided through these programs are critical to helping early and mid-career attorneys catapult their careers to the next level.”

Selected by the general counsel and managing partners at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, LCLD Fellows, practicing attorneys with eight to 15 years of experience, participate in training sessions and are given opportunities to interact with managing partners from the country’s most prestigious law firms as well as key legal and business leaders of large U.S. corporations.

“Amid the challenges to DEI, we are once again excited to be able to connect high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds with this unmatched year-long program focused on leadership and relationship building,” said Robert J. Grey Jr., president of LCLD. “Since its inception more than two decades ago, the LCLD Fellows program has produced some of the most prominent leaders in our industry and it is gratifying to see another outstanding class this year.”

Conceived as a supplement to training initiatives already in place at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, the seven-month Pathfinder program offers practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks, leadership skills and an understanding of career development strategies. In addition to full-class programming, participants are placed in small groups led by a Program Facilitator who serves as a mentor to help each Pathfinder connect what they learn to the organization at which they work.

Learn more about LCLD here.