Press Release
January 22, 2018

Holland & Knight Partner Janene Jackson Named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2018) – Holland & Knight Partner Janene Jackson has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2018 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.

Founded in 2009, LCLD has grown to an organization of more than 275 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD members participate widely in the programs they've created—leading by example, taking action, and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.

Ms. Jackson is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and head of the firm’s D.C. Business practice. Ms. Jackson has worked in all branches of the government of the District of Columbia, most recently as deputy chief of staff and director of the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs in the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray.

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