Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is an organization of more than 400 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms. Morrison Foerster has been a proud member for more than a decade and, as such, commits to leading by example, taking action, and preparing future generations of talented diverse attorneys for the highest positions of leadership.
Each year, Morrison Foerster nominates one outstanding partner and two high-performing associates to be considered for the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs. These programs provide invaluable networking opportunities and curated professional development experiences designed to help develop practical strategies and critical skills around leadership and business development.
We are pleased to announce our LCLD partner Fellow and LCLD Pathfinder associates for 2023:
Lauren Navarro, our Fellow, has been with MoFo since 2013. She is a partner in the San Francisco office and her practice focuses on complex white-collar criminal matters, including defending clients facing U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings and conducting internal investigations. Lauren received her J.D. with pro bono distinction from Stanford Law School, where she was an advanced clinical student in the Stanford Community Law Clinic. While at Stanford, she was also an associate editor of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, and the co-vice president of community service and social justice for the Women of Stanford Law. While in law school, Lauren was a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. She was named on Latinvex’s list of Latin America’s Top 25 Rising Legal Stars in 2022. Lauren is an active member of the firm’s pro bono practice, and is also a member of the Allies Network, Latinx Affinity Network, and Women’s Strategy Committee.
Chere See, one of our two Pathfinders, has been with MoFo since 2018. She is an associate in the Denver office and a member of the Transactions Department. Chere represents public and private companies in a variety of transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She represents clients in domestic and cross-border acquisitions, financings, and securities offerings. Prior to joining MoFo, Chere was an associate in the New York and London offices of a top international law firm, where she advised on M&A and capital markets transactions. Chere earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as vice president of the Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights. Prior to law school, she graduated as valedictorian from New York University College of Arts and Science. Chere is a member of the firm’s Allies Network, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affinity Network, and Women’s Strategy Committee. She is also participating in firm’s AAPI Mentoring Program.
Sheryl George, our other Pathfinder, has been with MoFo since 2019. She is an associate in the New York office and her practice focuses on internal and government-facing investigations, white-collar defense matters, regulatory and global compliance, including compliance due diligence for corporate transactions, and complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining MoFo, Sheryl was a Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel in the Criminal Justice Division, Financial and Technology Crime Division, and the Advocacy Group of the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers, where she served as the lead prosecutor and state counsel on a wide variety of financial crime and regulatory matters. Leveraging her former government experience, Sheryl advises clients in multijurisdictional investigations and white-collar defense matters alleging fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions violations, intellectual property theft and regulatory non-compliance, among other areas. Sheryl received her Bachelor of Laws from University College London, and her Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law. She was recognized as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 and 2023 guides for White-Collar Crime: Foreign Firms. Sheryl is also participating in MoFo’s AAPI Mentoring Program and is a member of the NY Women of Color Affinity Group.