Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that Teisha Johnson has been accepted into the 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program for mid-level professionals. In addition, Gary Hunt and Goli Rahimi have been accepted into the Pathfinder Program for rising stars. The goal of both programs is to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Teisha Johnson is a partner in the Firm's Antitrust Practice in Washington, DC.  She advises clients on a range of antitrust and e-discovery matters, and has considerable experience counseling clients in government investigations, proposed mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and litigation matters. Teisha routinely leads cross-border teams in investigations of proposed mergers, and in responding to international investigations and discovery requests. Teisha also advises clients on all aspects of the antitrust regulatory process, including representing clients in matters before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, as well as in civil and criminal investigations before federal and state authorities. 

Gary Hunt is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Privacy and Technology Practice in Chicago. Gary focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional issues in global privacy and data protection, including cross-border data transfers, data security, data breach response, marketing and behavioral advertising, and comprehensive privacy compliance programs. Gary also has experience advising clients on IP and data privacy and security risks in corporate transactions, including pre-acquisition valuation, post-acquisition integration, and other restructuring activities in connection with spin-offs of business lines or divisions.

Goli Rahimi is an associate in the North America Employment & Compensation Practice in Chicago. Her practice focuses on domestic management-side litigation and domestic and international transactional matters, including employment due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and advice and counsel on international employment matters. Goli also provides domestic advice and counsel to employers on matters involving employment discrimination and unlawful termination, breaches of restrictive covenants, and wage and hour compliance.

"On behalf of the Firm's leadership, I want to congratulate Teisha, Gary and Goli for being selected for these outstanding LCLD programs," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. "Teisha, Gary and Goli will be excellent additions to the Fellows and Pathfinders programs. The insights, mentorship and new connections gained through their participation in LCLD will be extremely valuable as they continue to develop their careers at Baker McKenzie. We are very proud to have three talented lawyers from our Firm be part of this important organization."

LCLD is a national organization made up of the general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the US. Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows Program is an ambitious, highly structured initiative built to increase diversity at the leadership levels of US law firms and corporate legal departments. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations.

Upon completion of their respective programs, all three attorneys will become part of a community of more than 1,600 Fellows Alumni who mentor younger diverse attorneys, continue with their career training, and maintain a dynamic national network.


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