Two Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys have been selected to participate in prestigious career development training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Dwayne Sam has been named a 2021 LCLD Fellow, while Bryant Caldwell has been chosen as a 2021 LCLD Pathfinder.

Now in its tenth year, the LCLD Fellows Program aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. In the year-long Fellows Program, Fellows will have access to virtual professional development tracks that focus on the unique needs of in-house and law firm attorneys, as well as a virtual speaker series that will highlight leadership and career development.

The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of this program is to provide these “Pathfinders” with practical tools for developing and leveraging:

  • Internal professional networks through relationship building skills;
  • Foundational leadership skills; and 
  • An understanding of career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. 

Sam joins Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Karthika Perumal (2020), Vivian Coates (2019) and Sonny Haynes (2018) as LCLD Fellows. In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Nicole Su was named an LCLD Pathfinder in 2020.

Dwayne Sam represents clients in complex proceedings concerning communications law, constitutional issues, the interpretation and enforcement of federal statutes, and administrative law. As an experienced advocate, Dwayne regularly practices before federal agencies, federal appellate and district courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his legal practice, he serves as an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School where he co-directs the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.

Bryant Caldwell represents financial-services providers, large and small businesses, and government agencies in litigated matters before state and federal courts, as well as matters before the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  Bryant also assists clients with state regulatory filings and agreements related to energy projects.