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21 February 2020

Williams Participating in 2020 LCLD Fellows Program

Shoran Reid Williams was accepted into the prestigious Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program.

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 current group of more than 350 attorneys were singled out for leadership and represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds as diverse as the country they serve.  The first meeting Ms. Williams is attending is in Miami from February 21 through 23.  It includes orientation and networking along with leadership development keynote and breakout sessions.  Through the course of the year, there will be opportunities to attend regional meetings at member law firms in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington DC.  There is also ample opportunity for learning experiences with member corporations ranging from Allstate Insurance Company to The Coca-Cola Company and from Fannie Mae to T-Mobile USA.

Shoran Reid Williams’ litigation practice ranges from in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company to law firm practices in both Georgia and Michigan.  Her experience extends into the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, appellate law, personal injury and family law.  Currently, Ms. Williams practice is expanding into advising business owners in the cannabis and hemp industry on legal issues including compliance, trade secrets, finance, interstate transportation, dispute resolution, and acquisitions.  She frequently speaks on issues related to this burgeoning industry.  Ms. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, Georgia State Bar and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Womens’ Resource Center and is a member of Inforum – women’s alliance.  Ms. Williams earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and received a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Miami University in Ohio.  She is licensed to practice in Michigan and Georgia.

Formed in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is made up of more than 320 general counsels of the nation’s preeminent corporations and of the managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms.  They are all personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.  Miller Johnson has had attorneys participate in LCLD programs since the organization launched them as part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.  For more information on the LCLD, please visit: www.lcldnet.org

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, and estate planning.  In November 2019, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with tier 1 rankings for 29 practice areas in the Grand Rapids Metro area and nine practice areas in Kalamazoo.  For more firm information, visit our LinkedIn page.

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