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Wiley Rein Selects Kendra Norwood as Member of 2017 Class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ‘Pathfinders’

April 26, 2017

Washington, DC — Wiley Rein LLP has chosen Kendra P. Norwood, an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice, to be a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders. The program trains early-career attorneys in critical professional development strategies to help strengthen their leadership skills and build strong business and collegial networks.

“Wiley Rein is honored to have Kendra participate in this innovative program,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “Her selection as a ‘Pathfinder’ is a reflection of our confidence in her ability to refine her leadership skills and make significant contributions to the firm and to the legal profession.”

The LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants “intensive in-person training,” online experiential learning, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows in small group gatherings,” according to LCLD President Robert Grey, Jr. “We believe it’s a program that can help catapult a person’s career forward,” he said.

Ms. Norwood counsels and represents large and small government contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients on a range of legal issues. She has handled multiple bid protests before federal agencies, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She has also litigated a variety of contractor claims and disputes before the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals and in state and federal courts. 

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is now in its second year as a full-scale program, having been piloted in 2015 among a select number of LCLD member law firms and corporations. It is an initiative that has filled a gap in LCLD programming, involving junior to mid-level law firm associates and early-career attorneys in corporate law departments. For more information, click here.