About Us

Meet Our Leadership. Our dedicated Board of Directors works tirelessly to make authentic change happen and is committed to continuous improvement of LCD’s messaging and programs. Their leadership, time and talents are at the forefront of our efforts and accomplishments. They are supported by a dedicated staff.

 
OUR HISTORY

The Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD) was formed in 2003 as The Connecticut Lawyers Group by concerned lawyers to answer the call to unite the resources, energy and commitment of the region’s leading corporations, public sector entities, law firms, law schools and state bar associations to advance diversity in the legal profession.  Our current challenge is to increase the recruitment, retention and promotion of lawyers of color and other diverse individuals, not only as good social policy but also as good business practice.

 

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The mission of LCD is to support the efforts of its members to identify, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color and women in Connecticut, Westchester County and Western Massachusetts and to make our community a more attractive place to practice law and find satisfying professional opportunities. LCD’s membership is exceptional. In partnership with our members, we are able to provide a wide variety of programs and events throughout the year to share thoughts and experiences that will foster authentic engagement and a more diverse and inclusive legal community. Many successful attorneys in law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies have benefitted from and credited LCD’s programs for helping with their career progression. LCD’s plan is to continue to help develop future generations of lawyers and to assist its members in creating a diverse and inclusive environment.





 
THE TEAM
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Joelle A. Murchison

Executive Director

director@lcd-ne.org

T: 860.937.6271

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Brittany N. James

Program Manager

contact@lcd-ne.org

T: 860.785.3075‬

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Deirdre M. Daly

LCD President 

Partner

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

 

Marie Caroline Bertrand

LCD Secretary

Partner

Day Pitney LLP

 

Gina Mazzariello

Immediate Past LCD President 

Vice President, US Human Pharma Business Law

Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation

 

Ginny Kim

LCD Treasurer

Vice President & Managing Attorney

Raytheon Technologies Corporation

Inez Diaz Galloza

LCD President Elect

Assistant Attorney General

Office of Attorney General

 
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LCD's Board of Directors tirelessly strives to make authentic change happen and is committed to continuous improvement. Member organizations are provided the opportunity to sit on LCD's Board and to become an active participant in the continued success of LCD's programs. 

Noble F. Allen

Partner

Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

Christine Baptiste-Perez

George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Representative 

 Attorney

 Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Tanya A. Bovee

Managing Principal

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Dan A. Brody

CAPABA Representative

Associate

Robinson & Cole LLP

Kevin Budge

Partner

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Rashimi Chandra

SABAC Representative

Albino M. Caporale

Executive Director 

CATIC Exchange

Gregory Chase
CHBA Representative

Counsel

Travelers

Julie Datres

Staff Attorney

Office of Consumer Counsel

 

Marilyn J. Ford

Professor of Law

Quinnipiac School of Law

Theresa Guertin

Partner

Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

 

Janet M. Helmke-Elmore

Senior Counsel

Eversource Energy

Gabriel J. Jiran

Partner

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Kyle R. Johnson

Partner

Brown Rudnick LLP 

 

Michael Johnson

Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs & Enrollment Planning 

Western New England

School of Law

Jessica Grossarth Kennedy

Partner

Pullman & Comley LLC

Steven Lapp

Partner

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

John Lynch

Partner

Robinson & Cole LLP

Tamu Lewis

Partner

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

Andrea Lockenour

Partner

Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation

John H. Mutchler

Partner

Murtha Cullina LLP 

 

Eboni S. Nelson

Dean and Professor of Law

University of Connecticut

School of Law

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Michael D. Neubert

Partner

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.

Moyahoena N. Ogilvie

Partner

McCarter & English, LLP

Sheldon R. Poole
Associate

Gordon Rees

Scully Mansukhani, LLP

 

Leonard Rodriguez

Deputy General Counsel

Avangrid

 

Evan Seideman

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP 

Rae T. Vann

Shareholder

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Richard J. Wasserman

Partner

Day Pitney LLP

Calvin K. Woo

Partner

Verrill Dana LLP