Press Release
January 31, 2017

Holland & Knight Partner Kwamina Thomas Williford Named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

WASHINGTON. (January 26, 2017) – Holland & Knight Partner Kwamina Thomas Williford has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2017 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program works by identifying high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and setting them on the path to leadership of their organizations. During his or her Fellow year, each honoree embarks on a learning program that includes in-person conferences, training in the fine points of legal practice, and peer group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships. The goal is to produce a generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions and the profession at large.

LCLD is a national organization of more than 265 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners. The Fellows initiative is one of several launched by LCLD since the organization’s founding in 2009. Other programs include a law school mentoring initiative, a 1L Scholars program, and special programming for members through CLE presentations and other platforms.

Ms. Williford is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the firm’s Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team. Her practice focuses on responding to government enforcement actions , conducting internal investigations, and advising on corporate compliance matters related to allegations of unfair or abusive business practices and allegations of false advertising and false claims. Ms. Williford currently serves as the vice chair of the National Bar Association’s Commercial Law Section.

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