Lerman Senter is honored to serve again as an Anchor Employer for the second year of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Diversity Pipeline Program. The firm was one of the first inaugural Anchor Employers in 2021 and was the first to confirm its continued participation in the Pipeline Program for 2022. Lerman Senter will employ a summer associate for 2022 and will continue to provide mentoring and training support to Pipeline Program participants.
The Pipeline Program is an employment program designed to attract, develop, and support diverse first year law students from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups who are interested in pursuing legal careers in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) law and policy. The Pipeline Program includes a TMT legal skills development component.
In the Pipeline Program’s inaugural year, Lerman Senter hired a first-year student from Howard University School of Law as a full-time paid summer associate. S. Jenell Trigg, Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Practice Group, also served on the Pipeline Program’s faculty for the substantive legal skills development component. Lerman Senter attorneys served as mentors to several Pipeline Program students and will continue to provide support through 2022, including as informal advisors to a new TMT law student association at Howard University School of Law.
The FCBA Pipeline Program is one of several longstanding initiatives in which Lerman Senter is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Lerman Senter is also involved in several DEI efforts led by the ABA Forum on Communications Law, serving as a sponsor of the 13th Annual Diversity First Amendment Moot Court Competition and programs hosted by Women in Communications Law. The firm has also hired two recent diverse graduates of George Washington University Law School as associate fellows through an innovative program founded by legal recruitment firm Pollack Badwani Group, which matches legal employers in the DC area with recent graduates of GW Law School.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about Lerman Senter’s involvement in the FCBA Pipeline Program or its overall commitment to DEI, please contact S. Jenell Trigg, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.