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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner recently announced that Associates Demetria Hamilton and Hollie Washington were selected to participate in the LCLD 2021 Pathfinders Program. This program is designed to train early career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership skills and the building of professional networks.

 Hamilton, a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor and Commercial Disputes Practices, handles complex commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. She has litigated cases involving various federal and state discrimination statutes, including Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Section 1981. In her Commercial Litigation Practice, she has litigated all aspects of commercial matters in both federal and state court, and has advised clients on complex issues of privacy, technology and administrative procedure.

Washington, a member of the firm’s Structured Finance Practice, focuses on the financing of multifamily properties. She represents mortgage banking clients in the origination of loans sold in the secondary market under the Freddie Mac SBL program. In addition, she has counselled lenders and loan servicers in the origination, sale and servicing of loans made in connection with Freddie Mac’s Capital Markets Execution (CME) program and Fannie Mae’s Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) product line.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The organization’s programs are designed to attract, inspire and nurture talent, thereby helping a new and diverse generation of attorneys reach leadership positions within the legal profession.

“Our firm is committed to advancing the diverse perspectives of our people at all levels, and LCLD’s mission fits well with that goal,” said Tommy Shi, director of Inclusion & Diversity – US for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. “We are always grateful to be able to work with LCLD.”

BCLP has been a member of LCLD since its inception in 2009 and has been named one of the LCLD Top Performers every year since 2016. The annual designation goes to members who have committed the most time and energy to participating in LCLD programs. The firm was an early participant in the Pathfinders Program. In addition, the firm has participated in the 1L Scholars Program each year since 2013 and has joined the annual Success in Law School Mentoring Program since 2012.

“Diversity is a core value at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, and we value our partnership with LCLD,” said Partner Jason DeJonker, former LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council chair. “We are pleased to have Demetria and Hollie continuing this tradition. LCLD’s efforts to advance diversity in the legal industry are important to us all.”

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