International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Shevon Rockett, a Partner in the Firm’s New York office, has been selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2021 Fellows Program. The LCLD is a national organization comprised of general counsels at leading businesses and other organizations as well as managing partners of major law firms. Ms. Rockett is one of 418 new Fellows, a group of talented and diverse, mid-career attorneys who have been selected by 293 LCLD member corporations and law firms to participate in this career development program.

“I am delighted to be selected as the 2021 Fellow. I look forward to the extraordinary opportunity this year will bring to network and build new skills,” said Ms. Rockett.

The LCLD Fellows Program is designed to connect high-potential attorneys with General Counsel and Managing Partners from preeminent organizations for a year-long, multi-tiered professional development series. The Fellows Program offers a unique value to leadership-oriented, mid-career attorneys because of the exclusive opportunities to network with and learn from the top leaders in the legal field, during the Program and into the future.

Incoming Fellows will have access to several new virtual event series this year, 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 been a hallmark of the LCLD Fellows Program. This year's participants will also have access to a range of additional programming that was developed for the LCLD community in 2020. 

“I am pleased that Shevon has agreed to be the 2021 LCLD Fellow,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “We are proud that our lawyers participate in LCLD, which supports the advancement of attorneys who show strong potential for leadership and are committed to fostering diversity within their organizations. As a Firm, we recognize the value of developing and retaining diverse and inclusive teams.”

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 more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a 2,000 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For information, visit