Sheppard Mullin Selects San Francisco Partner Patricia Jeng as 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that San Francisco partner Patricia (Patti) Jeng has been selected as the firm’s 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. LCLD’s landmark program identifies, trains and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Patti is Sheppard Mullin’s 11th LCLD Fellow.
“Patti exemplifies the next generation of diverse legal industry leaders, and we are proud that she will be representing the firm as this year’s LCLD Fellow,” said Luca Salvi, chair of Sheppard Mullin. “I know that she will shine in this role, and we commend Patti for her track record over the years and the entire 2024 fellowship class for their commitment to building a more inclusive legal profession.”
“I am honored to be selected as Sheppard Mullin’s LCLD fellow and look forward to working with top leaders across the nation who have a shared dedication toward advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal industry,” Patti said. “I’m grateful to the firm’s leadership team for its steadfast support and commitment to the professional development and growth of the next generation of legal industry leaders, including in the DEI space.”
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.”
Patti is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. A seasoned litigator, she represents management-side employers in a range of employment issues, including through trial. She defends clients in complex wage and hour matters and has successfully defeated class and PAGA actions through summary judgment, decertification and enforcement of class and/or PAGA waivers. Her clients span a variety of industries, including transportation, healthcare, financial services, education, hospitality, retail, gig economy and public sector employers.
In addition to her complex litigation work, Patti partners closely with her clients in handling all facets of employment law, including defending against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of privacy and other employment related claims. She also provides strategic advice and counseling in a wide variety of areas, including personnel policies, handbooks and manuals, arbitration agreements, wage and hour compliance, employee discipline and termination, reductions in force, internal investigations, employee classification, employee trainings, and litigation avoidance.
About Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program connects high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds at LCLD Member organizations, providing a year-long professional development program focused on leadership and relationship building. The program gives participants the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession as well as experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching.