K&L Gates Selects Charlotte Partner as 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

5 March 2018
Charlotte - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has named Charlotte litigation partner Marla Tun Reschly as its representative to the 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows program.

Launched in 2011, the program works to identify, train, and advance the next generation of high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds in order to foster diversity at the leadership levels of law firms and corporate legal departments.

“I am grateful to K&L Gates and LCLD for this exceptional opportunity,” said Reschly. “I look forward to participating in the Fellows program and continuing to foster diversity within the firm and the legal profession at large.”

Reschly focuses her practice on commercial litigation, white collar law matters, and government contract disputes, representing clients in both federal and state courts. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Reschly was a trial attorney with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated commercial disputes on behalf of federal agencies. She is a member of K&L Gates’ global diversity committee, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Carolinas diversity subcommittee.

“We are proud to have Marla represent K&L Gates as an LCLD Fellow,” stated Sean Jones, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Charlotte office. “Her participation in this program will further enhance her leadership skills and the value she can bring to her client relationships, as well as the firm’s commitment to diversity throughout the community.”

In addition to K&L Gates’ membership in LCLD, the firm regularly sponsors or participates in a number of diversity-related programs including the ABA’s Minority Counsel Program and Commission on Disability Rights, Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC), Diversity Council Australia, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), the National Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, and Stonewall UK.

In recent years, K&L Gates has been recognized with, among others, a Gold Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a “Top Ten Family Friendly Firm” designation from Yale Law Women, an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality certification by the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” rating from the Human Rights Campaign for seven consecutive years.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is made up of more then 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program has trained more than a thousand attorneys since its inception.
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