Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Simone Hicks was selected to join the 2023 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Launched in 2011, LCLD's Fellows Program selects “emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their corporation or law firm” to participate in a year-long professional development program focused on leadership, networking and mentorship.
Corporate counsel Xiao Luo and associate Courtney Bradford Pike were selected to be 2023 LCLD Pathfinders. Launched in 2015, the Pathfinders program trains diverse, high-potential, early-career lawyers in career development strategies.
Simone Hicks is a partner and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group whose practice focuses on advising companies in a range of industries on executive compensation and employee benefits matters in merger and acquisitions, and on design and disclosure of compensation plans and programs.
Xiao Luo is a corporate counsel and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group whose practice focuses on advising sponsors of private equity funds, including buyout and real estate funds.
Courtney Bradford Pike is a corporate associate and a member of the Financial Institutions Group whose practice focuses on banking regulatory, transactional and compliance matters as well as structured and funds finance.
LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations in promoting diversity and consists of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.