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Sheppard Mullin Selects Yasamin Parsafar as the 2023 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow


Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that Yasamin Parsafar has been selected as the firm’s 2023 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. LCLD’s landmark program identifies, trains and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Parsafar is Sheppard Mullin’s 13th LCLD Fellow.

Parsafar is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group and co-leader of the firm’s Blockchain & Fintech industry team. Based in the firm's San Francisco office, Parsafar is actively involved with D&I organizations such as the IABA, SABA and NAPABA, focusing on building relationships with and supporting diverse attorneys across the legal industry. 

“Yasamin has demonstrated a commitment to mentoring and supporting the associates on her team and across the firm, and a dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and community,” said Luca Salvi, chair of Sheppard Mullin. “We look forward to Yasamin's ongoing contributions and accomplishments for many years to come.”

Parsafar’s practice focuses on protecting her clients’ intellectual property rights through counseling, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. She uses her litigation experience to strengthen and protect her clients’ intellectual property, manage risks, and position businesses to succeed in the event of a dispute. She frequently advises and protects brands on their journey into web3.0 and counsels various web 3.0 platforms, from games to marketplaces, on compliance and risk management.

According to LCLD, the 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.” 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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