WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Associate Shelley Wong has been selected to take part in the 2016 Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization made up of top legal professionals.
This unique program, designed for diverse, high-potential, early career attorneys, offers intensive training focused on personal and professional development, leadership and relationship-building skills. The program employs a wide range of training methods and offers attorneys the opportunity to network with peers and learn from revered LCLD Fellows.
“Shelley is a tremendously skilled attorney with top leadership qualities and a commitment to providing superior client service,” said Sutherland Partner and Chief Diversity Officer Vanessa A. Scott. “We are extremely proud of Shelley as she joins a prominent group of young lawyers who represent the next generation of leaders.”
At Sutherland, Ms. Wong counsels clients regarding the diverse issues that arise from the physical trading of crude oil, petroleum products and renewable fuels. She focuses on regulatory, policy and commercial issues related to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) matters, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as well as state low carbon fuel standards.
Ms. Wong also advises clients concerning import and export requirements affecting the energy industry and works to mitigate risk and liability arising from the transportation and storage of physical products, particularly, rail and vessel transport. Additionally, she assists clients with enforcement proceedings before the EPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in addition to other federal agencies.
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, founded in 2009, is composed of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners committed to building a more open and diverse legal profession. Visit www.lcldnet.org for more information.
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Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 400 lawyers across seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Sutherland (Europe) LLP in London and Geneva. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is a limited liability partnership and is registered in England and Wales with registered number OC348198. Its registered office is at Marble Quay, St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1UH. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page. A list of the members of Sutherland (Europe) LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.