February 16, 2022

Ruby Garrett, Sara McDermott and Wesley “Wes” Burrell Selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Munger, Tolles & Olson announced the selection of Ruby Garrett  and Sara McDermott as members of the 2022 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)’s Pathfinders, a program designed by LCLD to train high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and the building of professional networks. At the same time, Wesley “Wes” Burrell, who was a 2017 LCLD Pathfinder, was selected for the 2022 LCLD Fellows Program, which is designed for diverse, high-potential, mid-career attorneys,  because of his demonstrated leadership skills, impact in the organization, engagement within the community and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“Ruby, Sara and Wes have earned this recognition and our team is very proud of them,” said Karen Lorang, Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee. “Their talents will be an asset to any organization and these LCLD programs will help to cultivate their aptitudes as they progress further into leadership roles in the legal profession.”

“Our Members have developed a wide range of action programs, which are responsible for advancing diverse legal talent towards the ranks of leadership by giving them the tools to succeed,” LCLD President Robert Grey, said in a letter on the organization’s website.

“We want to foster open and free access to opportunity for all individuals, regardless of color, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. We want to see the legal community fielding teams that are made up of the best talent,” said Mr. Grey.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners in the U.S. who are committed to diversifying the legal profession. More than 10,000 lawyers and legal students have been reached by LCLD programming. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.

Munger, Tolles & Olson’s involvement with LCLD’s programs and mission are just one part of the firm’s longstanding and deep-rooted commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession. To read more about the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.