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Mintz's Karen Won Selected as 2022 LCLD Fellow; Nadia DoCanto and Iris Hsiao Named to Pathfinder Program

Boston, MA – Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Karen Won has been selected as a member of the 2022 Fellows Program for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), and Associates Nadia DoCanto and Iris Hsiao have been named to LCLD’s Pathfinder Program. LCLD is an organization of 400+ high-level attorneys – either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms – committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Both its Fellows and Pathfinder programs aim to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

The Fellows Program, established in 2011, is LCLD’s landmark initiative for diverse, high-potential attorneys. Fellows participate in professional development events, trainings, and projects with LCLD’s top leadership and alumni. The Pathfinder Program, now in its seventh year, targets high-performing associates. Pathfinders receive training in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks.

Ms. Won is a highly regarded intellectual property attorney whose practice covers trademark, copyright, and advertising. In particular, she has comprehensive experience across all aspects of trademarks, including counseling, prosecution, disputes, and transactions. Ms. Won has specialized experience working with life sciences clients on branding matters, advising on drug name approvals and brand strategy across all stages of the development and commercialization lifecycle. She has successfully guided several drug brands from ideation through legal approvals to market launch and beyond.

Ms. DoCanto’s practice focuses on corporate finance matters, including public offerings and securities transactions, as well as general corporate matters. She was a Summer Associate at Mintz in 2017, where she performed due diligence for an IPO and conducted research on insurance, employment, and class action issues.

Ms. Hsiao focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, securities litigation, patent cases, and government investigations. She works with clients in a variety of industries, including technology and financial services.

Mintz maintains a longstanding commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion at the firm and in the legal community. The firm’s Diversity Committee helps develop policies and initiatives that impact recruiting, mentoring and, ultimately, retention of diverse employees. The firm also maintains and supports several active affinity groups, such as Mintz Pride for LGBTQ attorneys and professional staff, MIATTY, for minority attorneys and senior professionals, and the firm’s Women’s Initiative, for female peer support and mentoring. In addition, in November 2020, Mintz appointed Narges Kakalia as the firm’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this role, she leads the firm in developing and implementing its DEI strategy and goals.

Learn more about Mintz’s dedication to diversity here.

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