Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody is proud to announce that partner Pierce Haesung Han has been selected for the 2022 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows, and associates Jena Grady and Shaziah Singh have been named to the 2022 LCLD Pathfinder program.
LCLD is comprised of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged to help create a truly diverse US legal profession. Nixon Peabody has been an LCLD member firm since 2016.
Launched in 2011, the Fellows program is an intensive, yearlong professional development program that mentors lawyers with eight to 15 years of experience by connecting these high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel and managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance. Pathfinders is a seven-month professional program designed to train high-performing, early career attorneys on foundational leadership and relationship building, providing participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession along with experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching.
“We are thrilled that Pierce, Jena, and Shaziah were selected to participate in these programs, as they are all excellent attorneys and ambassadors for our firm’s deep bench of diverse talent,” said Rekha Chiruvolu, Nixon Peabody’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. “These three attorneys serve as mentors both inside and outside the firm, are actively engaged with various minority bar associations, and each of them leads by example every day.”
Pierce is an experienced corporate attorney and a member of Nixon Peabody’s Securities team and the M&A and Corporate Transactions team. He is dedicated to serving his community and increasing diversity within the legal profession. Pierce is an active member, and has held several leadership positions, including as a former board member, of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC, Area, Inc. (APABA-DC), and its affiliate, the Asian American Pacific Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF). Pierce was also a 2019 Fellow for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Leadership Advancement Program.
Jena is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Healthcare practice, where she helps clients navigate complex regulatory and legal issues that arise while delivering healthcare, and she also assists investors in identifying and creating solutions when investing in the healthcare space. An active member of Nixon Peabody’s Pro Bono Committee, Jena received the 2020 Lawyers Alliance for New York Cornerstone Award for her impactful pro bono work with the organization, advising clients on HIPAA compliance and other healthcare issues. She is also an advisory board member for the Integrated Physical & Behavioral Health Alliance, which is an organization that seeks to be a thought leader on integrated care from a systemic, payer, provider, patient, and healthcare perspective.
Shaziah is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Corporate practice focused on representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, established public companies and other clients in US and cross-border transactions. As part of the firm’s “Let’s Talk” series, Shaziah interviewed Erin Zaikis, social entrepreneur and founder of Sundara, an international organization bringing sustainable hygiene to communities in need, on female leadership, the importance of community empowerment, and building a mission-driven brand. Shaziah was a member of Sundara’s board for five years. She serves as the chair of Nixon Peabody’s New York City Women’s Resource Group and is actively involved in mentoring junior colleagues in the firm’s Corporate practice.
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