(July 14, 2020, Washington, DC) — Steptoe partner Patty Palacios has been selected to serve as chair-elect of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's (LCLD) Alumni Executive Council. The Alumni Executive Council coordinates strategic initiatives, programming, and activities on behalf of the LCLD fellows and pathfinder alumni community. Palacios has served on the LCLD Alumni Executive Council for the past four years.
As chair-elect, Palacios is the second-in-charge for all activities and initiatives of the executive council. The chair-elect is responsible for assisting the chair make decisions and lead the executive council. The chair-elect participates in all executive council calls, and is tasked with special projects and initiatives. Palacios will assume the role of chair after one year as chair-elect.
Palacios is an active steward to Steptoe's commitment to diversity. She serves as co-chair of the hiring committee and is a member of the diversity and inclusion committee. In 2012, Steptoe nominated Palacios to be its very first fellow for the LCLD. Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and managing partners committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. Palacios has held various positions on LCLD's Alumni Executive Council and acted twice as chair of LCLD's Leadership Symposium. Palacios has participated on several panels concerning diversity in the legal practice and works with clients to organize events promoting diversity within the firm and the broader legal community.
For more information, visit https://www.lcldnet.org/fellows/alumni-leadership/.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.