DeAnna Allen Selected as 2015 LCLD Diversity Fellow

Washington, DC – February  12, 2015 – Litigation partner DeAnna Allen has been selected as Cooley's 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. As a fellow, Allen will participate in a landmark year-long program created by the LCLD to identify, train and advance the next generation of diverse leaders in the legal profession.

"Increasing diversity both at Cooley and across the legal profession is a priority for us, so it is an honor to participate in the LCLD fellows program for the third year," said Joe Conroy, Cooley CEO. "As chair of our diversity committee, DeAnna possesses the necessary drive and skills to succeed in moving the needle on diversity issues. She is an exceptional litigator and leader and an exemplary candidate for this fellowship."

Allen, who is based in Cooley's DC office, has a practice that encompasses various aspects of intellectual property, including patent litigation, trademark litigation, and computer technology. She serves as co-chair of the Programs Subcommittee to the American Bar Association Section of Litigation IP Committee, and is an Executive Board member and Diversity Committee liaison of the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Cooley partners Joseph Drayton and Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria were previously selected as LCLD Fellows.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 220 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD's most important initiatives.

For more information on the LCLD, click here.

Diversity at Cooley

As evidenced by our continued participation in the fellows program, diversity is a core value and priority at Cooley. We are dedicated to maintaining a truly diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences – from the way we relate to and support each other, to the way we work together as one firm to meet the needs of our clients. It is the unique abilities and perspectives of every individual at Cooley that creates a rewarding workplace.

For Cooley, true workplace diversity goes beyond hiring people of different backgrounds. It offers all employees the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. It embraces the importance of diversity on our client teams. It enables every individual to balance work and family obligations. It looks beyond the firm's four walls, fostering community involvement and participation in local and national diversity initiatives. It includes becoming leaders and contributors in our communities.

About Cooley LLP

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Related Contacts
Joe Conroy Chairman and CEO, New York
Joseph Drayton Partner, New York