Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Accepted into LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders Programs

February 6, 2024

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (February 6, 2024) – Richards, Layton & Finger is pleased to announce that Nicole Henry has been accepted into the 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, and Anastasia Bowes and Maya Jackson have been accepted into the 2024 LCLD Pathfinders Program. The LCLD developed these programs to recognize diverse attorneys and enhance their professional development. The Fellows Program, designed for mid-career attorneys, and the Pathfinder Program, for early-career attorneys, offer tools and strategies focused on professional and personal growth, relationship-building, and leadership training.

As a member of the LCLD, Richards Layton actively supports the organization’s goal to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession in the United States. The firm participates in the LCLD’s 1L Scholars Program, hiring first-year students for its summer associate program. Richards Layton attorneys also participate in the LCLD’s Success in Law School Mentoring Program, serving as mentors to diverse 1L students.

“We’re proud that Nicole, Anastasia, and Maya have been selected to participate in these prestigious LCLD programs,” said Lisa Schmidt, president of Richards Layton and the firm’s LCLD member. “These lawyers demonstrate extraordinary dedication to community service on top of their commitment to delivering excellent legal services to our clients, and we fully support this opportunity for them to continue to develop personally and professionally through their participation in the LCLD.”

Nicole Henry focuses her practice on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court involving corporate governance, corporate control, fiduciary duties, contractual issues, and other commercial disputes. She served as a clerk for Vice Chancellor Morgan T. Zurn in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Nicole dedicates significant time to pro bono work, serving as a volunteer attorney for guardian ad litem matters in Chancery Court and acting as a child attorney through Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate—in fact, she has been named on the Office of the Child Advocate’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for the past two years for her commitment to serving as a child attorney. In addition, Nicole serves lunches throughout the year to homeless and at-risk members of our community. She is also a board member of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, a member of the building and grounds committee for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, and an active member of Richards Layton’s Women’s Initiative and Diversity and Inclusion Network.

Anastasia Bowes assists clients with the formation and administration of Delaware statutory trusts in connection with securitizations and debt restructuring. She advises financial institutions and trust companies acting as trustees or in other representative capacities in complex financial transactions. Anastasia has served as a pro bono attorney in family court. She is a leader in the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Network and an active member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Anastasia also led the firm’s 2021 associate class pro bono project.

Maya Jackson advises financial institutions and trust companies acting as trustees, master servicers, paying agents, and in other capacities in complex financial transactions, and handles the formation and administration of Delaware statutory trusts in connection with securitizations, debt restructuring, and mutual funds. Maya is a mentor in the LCLD’s Success in Law School Mentoring Program and a tutor at Serviam Girls Academy for low-income girls. She also volunteers to serve meals to those in need. Maya is co-chair of the Professional Development Committee in the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Network.

About Richards, Layton & Finger
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