Press Release
February 25, 2014

Erika Royal Named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (February 25, 2014) — Holland & Knight has chosen Erika Royal to be a member of the 2014 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

“We’re lucky to have an extraordinarily focused and committed membership,” said Robert Grey, executive director of LCLD. “All of us are eager for results and will persist until we see real changes in the makeup of the leadership of the profession.”

Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is an ambitious, highly structured initiative built to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of the year-long program, participants will be challenged to improve their professional brand, build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills.

With 215 Members, LCLD is a national organization made up of the general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the country. The Fellows initiative is one of several launched by LCLD since the organization’s founding in 2009. Other programs include a national mentoring initiative serving more than 2,000 mentors and mentees, a 1L Scholars program involving more than 200 first-year law students, and special programming for members through CLE presentations and other platforms.

Ms. Royal practices civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on representing management and corporate clients in employment, civil rights, breach of contract and non-compete litigation. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in employment law by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

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