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The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has selected Adams and Reese Partner Amy Hanna Keeney as a Fellow and attorneys Jin Yoshikawa and Chris Joseph as Pathfinders in the organization's 2024 professional development programs. These landmark, intensive, year-long programs connect high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel, managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance.

Keeney is the Adams and Reese Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance Team Leader. She practices in the Atlanta office. Yoshikawa is one of the leading members of the Adams and Reese Global Intellectual Property practice and resident in the Nashville office. Joseph is a leading member of the Intersection of Business and Government practice and practices in the Baton Rouge office.

LCLD is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners. LCLD action programs attract, inspire, and nurture a new and more diverse generation of attorneys to ascend to positions of leadership.

Pathfinders connects high-potential, early-career diverse attorneys from LCLD member organizations to foundational leadership skills and relationship-building resources during a seven-month professional development program. LCLD Fellows participate in training sessions and interact with legal and business leaders of corporations as well as managing partners from the country’s most prestigious law firms. The LCLD Fellows program has built a reputation for helping to launch participants into top legal positions, with a substantial number of Fellows alumni becoming leaders within their organizations.

Keeney helps banks, credit unions, and non-bank financial service providers launch new financial products and navigate the complex regulatory landscape for fintech. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and helps companies of all sizes assess third-party risk associated with data collection and processing. Within the legal profession, Keeney is a Young Lawyer Liaison with the American Bar Association Fair Access to Services Subcommittee. The group is a subcommittee of ABA's Consumer Financial Services Committee, a professional development and relationship building forum that interacts with regulators, consumer advocates, and industry attorneys, and discusses best practices and emerging trends that are affecting all players in the consumer financial services industry.

Yoshikawa is a member of the Adams and Reese Global Intellectual Property practice and its newly launched Artificial Intelligence team. He has an IP litigation practice that focuses on federal trademark and anti-counterfeiting cases in courts throughout the United States, trademark cases before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and other cases involving IP rights. He represents diverse and global clients, including multinational pharmaceutical companies, doctors and hospital systems, beverage manufacturers, tech ventures, advertising agencies, and online content providers. Yoshikawa is a member of the Emerging Leaders Program of the United States-Japan Council, Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee Co-Chair, and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Joseph is a member of the Adams and Reese Intersection of Business and Government practice. He practices in construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance, and property litigation. Joseph is recognized by peers among Louisiana’s Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” He is a scholar in the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Leadership Academy, a national pipeline to further leadership skills of underrepresented attorneys. Also, he is a member of the American Bar Association TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s Emerging Leaders Program.