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Baker Donelson Attorneys Selected to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs. Kavita Shelat has been selected to the Fellows Program, Mary Wu Tullis has been selected to the Pathfinders Program.

The LCLD is a national organization made up of the legal profession's top general counsels and managing partners. Ms. Shelat joins a class of 298 attorneys from around the country selected to the 2018 class of Fellows, which was created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Ms. Tullis is among more than 160 attorneys selected to the 2018 Pathfinders Program which trains early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks.

Ms. Shelat is an associate in Baker Donelson's Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Group, where she assists bank clients with a variety of legal and regulatory issues, including compliance with federal consumer financial protection statutes such as ECOS, FCRA, RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, and TCPA. She conducts front-end compliance audits and after-the-fact remediation. Additionally, Ms. Shelat advises banks and investment advisors interested in providing services to marijuana-related businesses. She also assists clients with residential mortgage litigation, commercial loan litigation, and general litigation.

Ms. Tullis, an associate in Baker Donelson's Financial Services Litigation Group, has a diverse litigation and counseling practice assisting companies and individuals with business goals and interests and regularly defending them in a variety of business-related litigation matters in state and federal courts. She has experience handling matters that include contractual disputes, tax liability litigation, product liability litigation, and labor and employment issues. Ms. Tullis has represented financial institutions in business or commercial disputes and consumer-related litigation and is an active member of the Firm's Broker-Dealer/Registered Investment Adviser Industry Service Team.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

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