(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Manny Mevs and Tenley Mochizuki were selected as members of the 2017 class of Pathfinders for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Pathfinder Program was designed by the LCLD to offer young attorneys critical career development resources and strategies, including networking and leadership training.

"Katten is deeply committed to identifying training and development opportunities for diverse attorneys to reach their full potential, which is why we are thrilled to be part of the LCLD Pathfinder Program," said Katten's Chief Diversity Officer Leslie D. Minier. "Manny and Tenley are rising stars in the legal field, and this program will provide them with the skills they need to advance and succeed throughout their careers."

Mevs and Mochizuki are associates in Katten's New York office. Mevs concentrates his practice on structured finance and asset-backed securitizations. Mochizuki concentrates her practice in litigation and dispute resolution matters.

"The LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants intensive in-person training, online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows in small group gatherings," said LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr. "We believe it’s a program that can help catapult a person’s career forward."

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is now in its second year as a full-scale program, having been piloted in 2015 among a select number of LCLD member law firms and corporations. It is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, targeting junior associates and the youngest members of corporate law departments. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.