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PITTSBURGH – February 18, 2022 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that three attorneys have been selected for the highly exclusive Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and Pathfinder programs.

Charlene Barker Gedeus, Shareholder in the firm’s Labor & Employment section, was accepted into the 2022 class of LCLD Fellows. Launched in 2011, the LCLD’s landmark program is an intensive, yearlong professional development program that mentors the legal industry’s diverse leaders of tomorrow. Designed for lawyers with eight to 15 years of experience, the program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel and managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance.

Fellows are selected by the general counsel and managing partners at LCLD member corporations and law firms. Within their organizations, Fellows have distinguished themselves from others by being deeply engaged, indispensable to key clients and teams, invested in attorney mentoring and professional development, and on a trajectory towards leadership positions.

Jorge De La Hoz, Associate in the firm’s Finance section, and Mike Michel, Associate in the firm’s Litigation section, were accepted into the 2022 class of LCLD Pathfinders. The LCLD Pathfinder program is for early-career attorneys, and aims to provide young legal professionals with leadership skills, relationship-building skills, and career development strategies. The program provides participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession along with experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching.

Designed to supplement training initiatives at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, the Pathfinder Program provides participants with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks, foundational leadership skills, and an understanding of career development strategies. Each Pathfinder is matched with a Program Facilitator to serve as a mentor in helping one connect what they learn in the program to the organization at which they work.