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McGlinchey Stafford Attorney Susan Chylik named 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

March 13, 2019

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce Susan E. Chylik has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)’s 2019 Fellows program, which aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Chylik is a Member in McGlinchey Stafford’s Cleveland office, providing regulatory compliance and risk management advice to consumer financial services companies, with a particular focus on data privacy and credit reporting issues. Susie was named a 2019 “Rising Star” in Banking by Ohio Super Lawyers and is active in local and national bar associations.

“We are proud Susie will represent McGlinchey Stafford as an LCLD Fellow and we are delighted to select her for this year’s program,” said Deirdre McGlinchey, head of McGlinchey Stafford’s Diversity Committee. “This is an exceptional honor for Susie, who joins a select group of diverse, impressive attorneys who have been named LCLD fellows.”

“We congratulate Susie on being named to this prestigious program. We know that any group is made stronger with input from a cross-representation of its public. Through our involvement with and support of LCLD, McGlinchey Stafford is proud to champion initiatives that aim to improve diversity outcomes in the legal profession,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford.

LCLD’s Fellows Program emphasizes development in three core competencies: relationship building, transformational leadership, and professional branding. McGlinchey Stafford, a member of the LCLD, has eight previous participants in the Fellows Program since 2011: Heather LaSalle Alexis, Lauren Campisi, Andy Cao, Kyle Ferachi, Kelly Lipinski, Brian McGrath, Richik Sarkar, and Stewart Spielman.

According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program 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.”

In 2018, McGlinchey Stafford was honored as a Law Firm “Top Performer” by the LCLD. From the firm’s inception, McGlinchey Stafford has challenged the status quo and earned a reputation as a progressive, merit-based business that rewards individual achievement and potential. In addition to active LCLD membership, McGlinchey Stafford actively supports the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and Association of Women Attorneys, among other organizations, as well as our own Diversity Committee, Women’s Initiative Network, Hispanic Affinity Group, Asian Affinity Group, and LGBTQ Affinity Group. The firm also offers an annual Diversity Fellowship to a first-year law student, which includes a $5,000 scholarship, a paid Summer Associate position, and formal mentorship from McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the student’s law school career.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners working to promote inclusiveness in legal institutions, in circles of influence, and in society, with the ultimate goal of building a more open and diverse legal profession.