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Rahman and Akoglu Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Mintz is pleased to announce that Minhaj Rahman has been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2019 Fellows Program and Kerime Akoglu has been chosen for the LCLD 2019 Pathfinder Program.

The Fellows Program identifies, trains, and advances men and women that are next-generation leaders in the legal field.

″The program offers participants a year-long, in-depth experience devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business, ″ says LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr.

Complementing the Fellows program, the LCLD Pathfinders program was created for high-performing, early-career attorneys to help instill critical career development strategies including leadership and network building. This program offers intensive in-person training, experiential learning online, and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows in small group settings.

Mr. Rahman’s practice involves general corporate and securities law matters, representing both financial sponsors and private and public companies. His practice includes advising clients on a broad range of transactional matters, including stock and asset acquisitions, leveraged acquisitions, mergers, private equity investments, reorganizations, capital markets transactions (including debt and equity issuances) and other strategic transactions and governance matters.

Ms. Akoglu is a litigator with experience in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and government investigations. She advises clients in all stages of litigation, and has been an integral member of multiple trial teams in state and federal courts. She also has an active pro bono practice and, in 2017, she was part of the Mintz Levin team recognized by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project for its Pro Bono Law Firm Award. 

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a national organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

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