Burns White attorney, Ashley E. Horton, has been selected as a 2020 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Ms. Horton will join a select group of young attorneys carefully chosen to participate in a landmark, year-long program created by the LCLD to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. She is the fourth Burns White attorney in as many years chosen as an LCLD program fellow.
“I am honored to be selected as an LCLD Fellow, and look forward to meeting and working with other attorneys from diverse backgrounds to grow professionally and as a leader,” said Ms. Horton. “My involvement will help to further Burns White’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and I am grateful for the opportunity to advance my skills through participation.”
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business.” The goal of the professional development program is to produce a generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their institutions and the legal profession at large.
“We are pleased and excited that Ms. Horton is participating in this year’s LCLD program,” said David B. White, Chief Executive Officer of Burns White. “The insights and knowledge that she will gain over the next 12 months will be instrumental in developing her as a leader among her peers, and strengthen her ability to be a positive influence in increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.”
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.