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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Selects Stradley Ronon Lawyers for Fellow, Pathfinder Programs

February 14, 2024
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PHILADELPHIA — Stradley Ronon partner Nicole Stover has been named by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as a 2024 Fellow and associate Katherine Durr was named as a 2024 Pathfinder.

LCLD’s highly selective programs engage the top early- and mid-career talent in the legal profession to ultimately bolster a new and more diverse generation of lawyers in leadership positions. As a Fellow, Nicole will receive professional and personal development opportunities, leadership training and relationship-building resources during the year-long program. In the Pathfinders program, Katherine will learn foundational leadership skills through a seven-month professional development curriculum.

The LCLD is an organization of more than 400 chief legal officers and law firm managing partners committed to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Stradley Ronon has been a strategic partner of LCLD for more than a decade and received the organization’s Compass Award in 2022.

“The firm’s partnership with LCLD is just one example of how the firm is deeply involved in critical conversations that impact the future of our profession,” Chief Diversity Officer Brian Seaman said. “We are thrilled that Nicole and Katherine will be a part of those conversations this year and their selection exemplifies our deep commitment to advancing personal and professional development growth among our female and diverse lawyers.”

As vice chair of Stradley Ronon’s litigation practice, Nicole represents clients in all areas of employment law, including compliance with laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment, competition and trade secrets, compensation and benefits, and leadership changes.

“Counseling clients on best practices to further diverse hiring, promotion, and retention is one of the most rewarding and impactful aspects of my role,” Nicole said. “I’m honored to be learning from this dedicated group of professionals and look forward to translating this knowledge into action with our firm and clients.”

Katherine focuses her practice on structuring secured and unsecured financing, including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, and asset-based and real estate loans for commercial banks, investment funds, and public and private companies.

“As a member of the firm’s diversity committee and the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, inclusion is a core principle that I seek to incorporate into everything I do,” Katherine said. “The Pathfinder program is an opportunity to bring new skills and ideas into the groups I am passionate about.”

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 lawyers seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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