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Marian LaLonde and Ameera Haider Accepted to 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Milwaukee, WI — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Marian LaLonde has been accepted into the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ("LCLD") Fellows Program. Ameera Haider has been accepted into the LCLD Pathfinder Program.

LCLD's Fellows Program works by identifying high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and setting them on the path to leadership within their organizations. During his or her Fellow year, each honoree embarks on a learning program that includes in-person conferences, training in the fine points of legal practice, peer-group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.

LaLonde is the national vice-chair for the firm's Energy, Environment & Natural Resources practice group and the national co-chair of the firm's Women's Forum, a firm initiative which empowers women through business and practice development, networking, and peer support. LaLonde focuses her practice on the mining industry, solar energy development, and equine law, and has extensive experience in tribal law matters and counseling tax-exempt organizations. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona.

The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for high-potential, early-career attorneys of diverse background at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of this program is to provide these "Pathfinders" with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks through relationship building skills, foundational leadership skills, and an understanding of career development strategies.

Haider is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) practice group and focuses her practice on IP-intensive transactions. She works closely with national companies and research institutions to promote their technology and IP assets by negotiating licensing agreements. In addition, she advises clients on data privacy and security issues, including those relating to IT professional services, CCPA compliance, and the Internet of Things. Haider holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Saint Louis University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. During law school, she interned at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

About The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Our action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in the lives of talented individuals, we work to promote inclusiveness in our institutions, our circles of influence, and our society, with the ultimate goal of building a more open and diverse legal profession.

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