Goodwin Procter LLP recently announced the five recipients of its 2008 Goodwin Diversity Fellowships. Established in 2005, the fellowships provide annual awards of $15,000 each to minority second-year law students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership, a commitment to community service, interest in the private practice of law, and other special achievements and honors.
The fellowships are designed to attract additional attorneys of color to Goodwin Procter and to increase diversity in the legal profession overall by helping diverse, future leaders of the profession defray the increasingly expensive cost of a legal education.
One of the five diversity fellowships awarded by the firm this year is the first ever Goodwin MassMutual Fellowship, created by Goodwin Procter in conjunction with its long-standing client, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). As the first-ever diversity fellowship to be jointly sponsored by a law firm and one of its clients, this innovative program reinforces the commitment to diversity shared by Goodwin Procter and MassMutual.
Mark Roellig, MassMutual's general counsel, and Robbie Braceras, the newly appointed chair of Goodwin Procter's Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, introduced the recipients of the 2008 Diversity Fellowships. This year's fellows are: Minh-Chau "Chau" Nguyen Le, Columbia Law School; Sambo "Bo" Dul, NYU Law School; Elise Leung, University of CaliforniaHastings College of Law; Kathleen Roblez, Harvard Law School, and Megon Walker, Harvard Law School.
As the first recipient of the Goodwin MassMutual Diversity Fellowship, Minh-Chau "Chau" Nguyen Le will work at Goodwin Procter as a summer associate and will have the opportunity to gain in-house experience with MassMutual's legal department.
Hubbard One, a website consultancy for law firms, has honored Goodwin Procter's Anne Malloy Tucker as Chief Marketing Officer of the Year. This honor - the Hubbard One Excellence in Legal Marketing CMO of the Year Award - was presented at the 15th Annual Marketing Partner Forum.
The award specifically highlighted Ms. Malloy Tucker's role and her contributions to the firm in the past 18 months, when Goodwin Procter went bi-coastal - opening five offices in California from April 2006 to June 2007. A key component of the firm's growth and success was the marketing strategy developed and executed by Ms. Malloy Tucker and her team.