International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Christina Carroll, an associate in the Firm’s Dallas office, and Maral Shoaei, an associate in the Firm’s Denver office, have been selected for the 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program.

The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of the program is to provide Pathfinders with practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks through relationship-building skills, foundational leadership skills, and an understanding of career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice.

This year’s 404 Pathfinders will have access to several new virtual event series, which will provide numerous opportunities for small-group interaction and relationship building with their peers. This is in addition to the exclusive leadership and professional-development curriculum—adapted to the virtual environment—that has always distinguished the LCLD Pathfinder Program. This year's participants will also have access to a range of additional programming that was developed for the LCLD community in 2020.

“We are pleased that Christina and Maral will participate in the LCLD Pathfinder Program this year,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “The Program offers intensive in-person training, online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers. Dorsey is proud of its longstanding support for LCLD and its mission. It will be a great opportunity for Christina and Maral to build their relationships and leadership skills.”

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Pathfinder Program has trained nearly 900 early-career attorneys since 2015, catering to junior lawyers in law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession. For information visit