Press Release

3 Haynes Boone Lawyers Named 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows and Pathfinders

February 21, 2024

Three Haynes and Boone, LLP associates have been selected to participate in the 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows and Pathfinders Programs. Colin Giuseppe Cox and Chelsi Vial are both Pathfinders, while Karina Oshunkentan is a Fellow.

The LCLD Pathfinders Program is a seven-month professional curriculum designed to train high-performing, early-career attorneys on foundational leadership and relationship-building. It helps participants develop and leverage professional networks, leadership skills and career development strategies. The Fellows Program lasts a year and is designed for the legal industry’s diverse leaders of tomorrow to interact with key legal and business leaders of large U.S. corporations.

Colin is an associate in the firm’s International Practice Group who is licensed in both Florida and Texas. His practice focuses on a variety of international corporate matters and cross-border projects, including investments, financing, project development, and negotiations. Chelsi is an associate in the Finance Practice group. She represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial and corporate financial transactions. Both Pathfinders practice from Haynes Boone’s Dallas office.

Karina is an associate in the Finance Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on fund finance, acquisitions financing, project finance, and other commercial, international and domestic financial transactions.

Karina, Colin and Chelsi follow in the footsteps of many past Haynes Boone LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders, including Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair Raquel Alvarenga and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group Co-Chair Chris Kang. The firm is also the proud recipient of years of recognition from LCLD, most recently having received the 2023 Compass Award for leadership in inclusivity.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged to create a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD programs are designed to prepare diverse young lawyers for leadership roles in the profession.