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Three Miller & Chevalier Lawyers Selected as Members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Class of 2023

Washington, DC, March 16, 2023 – Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that Ann Sultan, Maame Esi Austin, and Surur Fatema Yonce were selected as members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's (LCLD) class of 2023. Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

Sultan, a Member in the firm's International department, was named to the LCLD's 2023 class of Fellows. Designed for lawyers with eight to 15 years of experience, this landmark intensive year-long professional development program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel, managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance. Over the years, the LCLD Fellows program has built a reputation for helping to launch participants into top legal positions, with a substantial number of Fellows alumni becoming leaders within their organizations. Fellows have distinguished themselves from others by being deeply engaged, indispensable to key clients and teams, invested in attorney mentoring and professional development, and on a trajectory toward leadership positions.

Austin and Yonce, Senior Associates in the firm's Litigation department, were named to the LCLD's 2023 class of Pathfinders. The Pathfinder Program offers high-potential, early-career attorneys meaningful opportunities to build foundational leadership, professional networking, and strategic career development skills. Selected by leaders at LCLD Member corporations and law firms, Pathfinders have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders who have distinguished — or have the potential to distinguish — themselves within their organizations.

About the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners — the leadership of the profession — who have pledged themselves, through their Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Their action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within their organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in our institutions, they work to promote inclusiveness in their organizations, their circles of influence, and society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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