NJL has chosen Veena Iyer to be a member of the 2019 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
Veena, a labor and employment attorney at NJL, is an active member of several professional and community associations. She’s earned leadership roles on Minnesota’s Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA) and Minnesota Women Lawyers. Veena also chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. In 2018, Veena was honored for her D&I work by both Minnesota Lawyer (Diversity & Inclusion honoree) and Minnesota Women Lawyers (Service to MWL Award).
“This is a singular honor for Veena,” said NJL President Heidi Christianson. “She joins a select group of experienced attorneys from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations.”
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “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.”
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 a 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.