Global law firm Baker McKenzie is proud to announce that Christina Wong and Arvind Miriyala have been selected for two innovative professional development programs with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Both programs aim to produce impactful leaders and advance high-potential, diverse lawyers to the next level of their careers.

As a member of the 2023 class of Fellows, Christina will participate in a year-long, intensive program connecting the legal industry's emerging leaders with leading general counsel, managing partners and their peers for mentoring and career guidance. LCLD's 2023 Pathfinder program will offer Arvind a seven-month, multifaceted program providing high-performing, early-career lawyers with the opportunity to learn foundational leadership and relationship-building skills from top leaders in the legal profession as well as career development experts.

"Congratulations to Christina and Arvind on their selection to these prestigious LCLD programs," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. "These exceptional lawyers embody all that we value in future leaders and mentors and their steadfast commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity makes them vital to the future of our Firm and the legal profession."

Christina Wong is a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Commercial Litigation Group, Class Action Subgroup, Trade Secrets Practice Group and Antitrust Practice Group. Based in the Firm's San Francisco office, she represents foreign and domestic corporations involved in high-stakes commercial litigation and white-collar defense, with a focus on cross-border disputes. Christina serves on several of the Firm’s committees, including the California Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee, the Associate’s Committee and the Recruiting Committee. She also serves as the co-chair of the Baker Asian Lawyers Network (BALN).

Arvind Miriyala is a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Antitrust & Competition Practice Group and is based in Dallas. Arvind advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, US courts and foreign competition authorities. He represents clients across a variety of industries, including agriculture, transportation, bioscience and high technology. Arvind also maintains an active pro bono practice with a recent focus on antitrust issues related to occupational licensing. He is a member of leadership within the ABA Antitrust Section, serving as both a Young Lawyer Representative and Vice Chair for the Leadership Development Committee.

The LCLD is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves to creating a truly diverse US legal profession. Their action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in their institutions, they work to promote inclusiveness in organizations, circles of influence, and our society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.
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