Hogan Lovells Duo Chosen for Legal Diversity Leadership Positions

LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, 7 March 2017 – Hogan Lovells is proud to announce that two of its lawyers have been chosen to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession.

The selection of Washington, D.C. partner Meghan Rissmiller as an LCLD Fellow and Los Angeles associate Vassi Iliadis as a Pathfinder emphasizes the firm’s commitment to diversity and its position as an industry change leader.

Rissmiller is a member of our Antitrust, Competition, and Economic Regulation practice in Washington, DC, with a focus on merger clearance, non-merger investigations, including consumer protection, and client counseling on a variety of antitrust issues. Rissmiller is a longstanding member of the law school and judicial clerk recruitment committee and supports many of the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives. She was promoted to the partnership of the firm in 2017.

Iliadis is a member of our Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice in Los Angeles, with a focus on consumer class actions, cyber security and data breach litigation, commercial disputes, and internal investigations. She also serves on our recruitment and diversity committees.

The Fellows program and LCLD Pathfinders program are designed for high-potential diverse lawyers. The Fellows program focuses on experienced attorneys, and the LCLD Pathfinders program is for mid-level attorneys. 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.

Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) works to improve and promote diversity at law firms. LCLD Members create diversity programs and take action, challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.

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