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Crowell & Moring Lawyers Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2023 Fellows and Pathfinder Programs

Washington – March 1, 2023: Crowell & Moring’s Michelle Coleman has been named a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2023 class of Fellows. In addition,  counsel Crinesha Berry and associate Gage Javier have been named to the LCLD 2023 class of Pathfinders.

Launched in 2011, LCLD's landmark Fellows Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, mid-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is similarly designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of both programs is to provide participants with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks, leadership skills, and career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice. Once completed, the programs boast a national alumni network of 4,000+, offering national, regional, and local opportunities for networking and substantive leadership-development training. 

Coleman practices in the Government Contracts Group and advises clients from diverse industries in connection with contract disputes and other government contract matters, including Contract Disputes Act claims and requests for equitable adjustments, fiscal law questions, prime-sub disputes, and bid protests. She also serves as co-chair of Crowell’s Black Affinity Group and on the Talent Development workstream of the firm’s Racial Equity Task Force.

Berry is a member of the Litigation Group. Her experience includes representing clients in arbitrations and state and federal courts in matters such as trade secrets and trademark misappropriation, copyright infringement, as well as other complex commercial disputes. Berry also has experience representing clients in employment disputes, including enforcing non-solicitation and non-compete agreements. She was promoted to counsel in 2022 and selected for the firm’s annual Sponsorship Program protégé cohort for 2022-2023.

Javier is an a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, where she practices at the intersection of law, business, and technology. A Certified Information Privacy Professional with a business and scientific background, she provides strategic legal and business solutions for sophisticated entities, including tech and government contracts clients, in matters associated with incident response, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory compliance, and technology-related litigation. She is the president of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association and deeply involved in the community.

Crowell & Moring is a longstanding member of LCLD, and over the past decade has sponsored women and diverse partners, counsel, associates, and summer associates in a variety of pipeline programs that have provided leadership training and development. In addition to the Fellows and Pathfinder programs, the firm is a regular participant in LCLD’s 1L Scholars and Success in Law School Mentoring programs.

About The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have pledged themselves, through our Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Our 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 our institutions, we work to promote inclusiveness in our organizations, our circles of influence, and our society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia. Drawing on significant government, business, industry and legal experience, the firm helps clients capitalize on opportunities and provides creative solutions to complex litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and corporate and transactional issues.  The firm is consistently recognized for its commitment to pro bono service and its programs and initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.  


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist