HOUSTON—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Karthika Perumal has been selected to be part of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows class of 2020.

The LCLD Fellows Program aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Participants are provided “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business,” according to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr.

Karthika Perumal advises clients in all aspects of technology law with an emphasis on the protection, acquisition, and monetization of intellectual property. She assists clients in strategic technology transactions to meet their business goals at all stages of the product lifecycle across a wide range of technologies, such as biotechnology, biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil and gas processing, and software. In addition to her significant technology transfer practice, Dr. Perumal has experience in the prosecution of patents and trademarks for large corporate entities, research institutions, and independent inventors.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Vivian Coates was an LCLD Fellow in 2019, and Sonny Haynes was selected as a 2018 LCLD Fellow. Earlier this month, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Nicole Su was selected for the LCLD Pathfinders program, which targets diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys for career development. 

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. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. 

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