Quick Results
Press Releases

Baker Donelson Attorneys Selected to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Share

Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that three 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, and Tiye Foley and Mary Wu Tullis have 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. Foley and Ms. Tullis are 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.

An associate in Baker Donelson's Business Litigation Group, Ms. Foley focuses her practice in commercial litigation and intellectual property and has experience in environmental defense litigation, CERCLA matters, insurance coverage, litigating bad faith insurance claims, trademarks, copyrights, patents, personal injury litigation, labor and employment, and construction litigation. She is an active member in the local legal community, serving on the NAACP Houston branch's Executive Committee and chairing the Legal Redress Committee. She also serves as the general counsel for JJ's I'm Me Foundation and serves on the organization's board of directors.

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.

News Contact

 
Johanna Burkett
T: 901.577.2201
  Email Professional

Related Practice

Email Disclaimer

NOTICE: The mailing of this email is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Anything that you send to anyone at our Firm will not be confidential or privileged unless we have agreed to represent you. If you send this email, you confirm that you have read and understand this notice.
Cancel Accept