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Stradley Ronon Attorneys Named to 2023 LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs

March 14, 2023
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce that the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) selected Shawn Hendricks to represent the firm in LCLD’s 2023 Fellows Program. This Program is designed for diverse, mid-career attorneys who have demonstrated leadership through community impact and commitment to equity and inclusion.

In addition, Evan Poulgrain and Linsay Sobers have been selected for the organization’s Pathfinder Program. The Pathfinder Program is designed for junior associates with a passion and dedication to building diverse professional networks, developing foundational leadership skills and understanding career development strategies.

LCLD is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners – the leadership of the profession – who have pledged themselves to create a truly diverse legal profession. Stradley joined LCLD in 2013 and has been an active member for the last decade. In 2022, Stradley was recognized as a Compass Award winner by LCLD. The Compass Award recognizes those law firms and corporations demonstrating a strong and unique commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.

Hendricks is a member of the firm’s nationally ranked investment management practice. He counsels investment companies (including mutual funds, closed-end funds, and exchange-traded funds), private funds and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. A known leader outside the firm, Hendricks serves on the Board of Directors for the African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA. He is also on the advisory board for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences (BRIDGE) program, a program and learning community that supports underrepresented students in navigating their college experience.

A member of the firm’s business department, Poulgrain concentrates his practice on corporate law, advising public and private and private companies in various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, entity formation and corporate governance issues. He also has experience counseling financial services clients on various secured and unsecured commercial lending transactions, including leveraged acquisition finance and project financing. Poulgrain is the chair of the firm’s Queer Engagement Group, Queer & Allies (Q&A).

Based in the New York office, Sobers concentrates her practice on domestic tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, investments, structuring and reorganizations. Sobers also has experience advising for-profit and tax-exempt organizations on various state and local tax matters. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, where she takes an active role in the firm’s Black and African American Engagement Group. Sobers recently moderated a CLE on the C.R.O.W.N. Act that was hosted for clients and members of the firm.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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