The 2010 recipients of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s
LMJ Scholarship have gone on to varied careers in the corporate,
government and nonprofit worlds.
Here is an update on the class and what they are doing now:
■ ■ Gueter Aurelien is an associate with
Venable’s Corporate Practice Group
in Baltimore, Md. Her practice focuses
on mergers and acquisitions, equity
and debt financings, commercial loan
transactions, corporate governance,
real estate investment trusts (REI Ts)
and general business law matters.
■ ■ Adlah Chisti finished law school and
now is working on her master’s degree
in public policy at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
■ ■ Adrienne de la Rosa is an intellectual
property associate at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Ga.
■ ■ Kelsey Eaton Fohner is an attorney at
Kutak Rock LLP in Fayetteville, Ark.
■ ■ Donale Evans is an attorney with his
own practice in Houston, Texas.
■ ■ TaCara Harris is a civil litigation
attorney at Baker Donelson Bearman
Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. in Nashville,
■ ■ William Hudson is an associate in the
real estate department of Seyfarth
Shaw in Atlanta.
■ ■ Chanel Lattimer-Tingan is an intellectual property associate attorney at
Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia.
■ ■ Nicholas Meza is an associate with
Quarles & Lundy LLC in Phoenix, working in the firm’s Health Law Practice
■ ■ Jill Mitchell, a former assistant district
attorney in Kansas’ 18th Judicial District, is a Realtor for Keller Williams in
■ ■ Jason Sanchez is a criminal defense
attorney in Houston, Texas.
■ ■ Malcolm Wells is an associate at Paul,
Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
in New York City.
■ ■ Brittney Williams is an associate with
Littler Mendelson in Houston, Texas,
where she counsels management
clients in connection with a wide array
of labor and employment matters.
Details about the LMJ Scholarship Program can be found at
Post-graduation, she moved to Houston, where she
worked as a clerk for Gilmore, a federal judge who
presides over the Southern District of Texas.
“My clerkship was such a varied learning experi-
ence, and I learned an incredible amount about the
practice of law, the legal profession and all its quirks
and dusty corners,” she said. “And at the same time also
faced the criminal justice system in an up close and
personal way that drove me to become a civil rights
Lee said Gilmore was “a tremendous mentor, not
to mention a loyal personal friend and advocate and
highly entertaining personality on top of it all.”
“She really encourages her clerks to question the
status quo in understanding social systems and be
fearless in our approach to the law, relationships, and
life,” Lee said.
A New Champion at the DOJ
In mid-October, after her seven weeks of travel abroad,
she started to work in the Special Litigation Section of
the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
Among other tasks, the section works to protect the
civil rights of those who are incarcerated in juvenile
detention and mental health facilities, or who have
complaints against state and local police departments.
“It’s pretty surreal actually getting the job that I
went to law school to be able to do, so I’m exhilarated
and just so humbled by the opportunity to shape and
better our world,” Lee said. ”It’s definitely exciting getting to work on the controversial and hot-button issues
of our time, and at the federal level.”
She remains thankful to MCCA for the money that
“largely covered my law school tuition and professional
fees” when combined with additional merit-based aca-
demic grants from UC-Davis and a $10,000 scholarship
from Latham & Watkins that recognized her “tenacity
and dedication to inclusiveness.”
“The LMJ scholarship is the reason that I was able
to pursue judicial clerkships and an ultimate job in
public service and government work,” she said. “I am
incredibly grateful.” ■
GLENN COOK (
email@example.com) is a freelance writer
and photographer who lives in Northern Virginia.