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.

 

 
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

Inez Diaz Galloza

LCD President Elect

Assistant Attorney General

Office of Attorney General

Ginny Kim

LCD Treasurer

Assistant General Counsel,

Chief Compliance and

Diversity Officer

Office of Treasurer

 
 
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

Dr. Bridgette Baldwin

Professor of Law

Western New England University School of Law

David Bigger

Partner

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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.

 

Edward J. Heath

Partner

Robinson & Cole LLP

Janet M. Helmke-Elmore

Senior Counsel

Eversource Energy

Sabrina Houlton

Executive Director,

Associate General Counsel

& Chief Privacy Officer

Raytheon Technologies

Kyle R. Johnson

Partner

Brown Rudnick LLP 

 

Jessica Grossarth Kennedy

Partner

Pullman & Comley LLC

Steven Lapp

Partner

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Tamu Lewis

Partner

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

Andrea Lockenour

Partner

Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation

Joaquin L. Madry

Partner

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

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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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Moyahoena N. Ogilvie

Partner

McCarter & English, LLP

Lucas Rocklin

Partner

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.

Leonard Rodriguez

Deputy General Counsel

Avangrid

 

James M. Sconzo

Shareholder
Carlton Fields, P.A.

Evan Seideman

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP 

Phyllis Wallitt

SVP, Legal

Booking Holdings Inc.

Richard J. Wasserman

Partner

Day Pitney LLP

Tyler I. Williams

George W. Crawford 

Black Bar Association Representative 

Associate

Berchem Moses, PC

Calvin K. Woo

Partner

Verrill Dana LLP