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Sheppard Mullin Selects Washington, D.C. Partner Cedric Powell As 2022 Leadership Council On Legal Diversity Fellow

Powell is Sheppard Mullin’s 12th LCLD Fellow

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. partner Cedric Powell has been selected as the firm’s 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. LCLD’s landmark program identifies, trains, and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Powell is Sheppard Mullin’s 12th LCLD Fellow.

“Cedric joins a group of amazing partners who are former LCLD Fellows, including our current Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair Rena Andoh and Executive Committee member Alfred Fraijo, Jr.,” said Sheppard Mullin Chair Luca Salvi. “Cedric’s unwavering dedication and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and his passion and leadership, have contributed significantly to the legal profession, to the community and to Sheppard Mullin.”

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.”

Powell practices in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He represents private and public companies and private equity firms and their portfolio companies in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings. He has extensive expertise in acquisition transactions on behalf of private equity firms and other buy-out sponsors, as well as firms in the aerospace and defense, government services, national security, technology, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retail, transportation and healthcare industries. Powell received his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from Howard University and his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

About Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 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, which has trained more than a 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.


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