Three Maron Marvel Attorneys Selected for 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Programs - Maron Marvel

Three Maron Marvel Attorneys Selected for 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Programs

February 13, 2024

Maron Marvel is pleased to announce director Shounak “Ruku” S. Sarkar has been selected as a 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. In addition, associates Leslie Federer and Gabrielle Morrison were chosen for the 2024 LCLD Pathfinder Program.

The LCLD Fellows Program is an intensive, yearlong professional development course that connects mid-career attorneys of diverse backgrounds with leading general counsel and managing partners. It is designed to give high-potential lawyers the leadership training and tools to propel their careers further. LCLD Fellows have distinguished themselves within their organizations by being deeply engaged, indispensable to key clients and teams, invested in attorney mentoring and professional development, and on a trajectory toward leadership positions.

Created with early-career attorneys in mind, the LCLD Pathfinder Program provides participants with foundational leadership skills, professional networking opportunities, and career development strategies. LCLD Pathfinders will have several opportunities throughout the year to meet and interact with their peers, both in person and in a virtual format. This is in addition to the exclusive leadership and professional development curriculum that is unique to the Pathfinder program.

“The LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs perfectly align with our firm’s DEI values,” says Antoinette Hubbard, Maron Marvel’s DEI director. “Ruku, Leslie, and Gabrielle will represent Maron Marvel well at LCLD. We are excited to see their professional growth over the next year.”

Ruku is a mass and toxic tort attorney defending environmental and general liability claims. He is based in our Wilmington, DE, office.

Leslie focuses her practice on mass tort and general liability matters. She is based in our Chicago, IL, office.

Gabrielle defends clients in the areas of premises liability, personal injury, and mass tort claims. She is based in our Philadelphia, PA, office.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of diverse legal talent. LCLD members comprise more than 400 managing partners and leading counsel, including Maron Marvel President Catherine Pyune McEldowney, who have pledged to build a more equitable and diverse legal profession.