Fish & Richardson Attorneys Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinder Programs

Fish is pleased to announce that Principal April Park has been selected as a 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Associates Meghana Gupta, Ph.D., and Qiuyi (Autumn) Wu have earned spots in LCLD’s Pathfinder program. Over the last 13 years, more than 25 Fish attorneys have completed LCLD programs.

“We are thrilled to once again have three attorneys participate in and benefit from the Fellows and Pathfinders programs,” said Ahmed J. Davis, Fish principal and national chair of the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiative. “This opportunity will help them develop lasting professional relationships, sharpen their leadership skills, and become powerful advocates in their practice, the firm, and the legal profession.”

Launched in 2011, the year-long Fellows program aims to mentor diverse lawyers with eight to 15 years of experience to become future leaders. The Pathfinders program is a seven-month professional development training aimed at teaching high-performing, early-career attorneys in foundational leadership and relationship building. The Pathfinders program offers participants exposure to seasoned leaders in the legal field, professional development experts, and executive coaches.

As a skilled patent litigator, Park focuses her practice on supporting clients in all aspects of patent infringement matters before the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Gupta’s practice centers on patent prosecution and counseling in the life sciences industry. Wu represents clients in patent litigation across a wide range of technologies, primarily in the fields of biotechnology, life sciences, and mechanical arts.

About the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners — the leadership of the profession — who have pledged themselves, through LCLD’s Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD’s action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in institutions, LCLD works to promote inclusiveness in its members’ organizations, circles of influence, and society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.