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Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys Nominated for 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs



February 13, 2024
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National law firm Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected to participate in two Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs for 2024.

Omaha-based senior counsel Allan Williams has been selected as Husch Blackwell’s 2024 LCLD Fellows nominee. Maysa Daoud, associate in St. Louis, and Javon Johnson, associate in Dallas, have been named 2024 LCLD Pathfinders.

“Husch Blackwell has consistently invested in the professional development and growth of diverse attorneys and business professionals,” Williams said. “I look forward to learning from the guest speakers and expanding my network with a great class of diverse attorneys from some of the best law firms and in-house legal departments in the country.”

Recognized as LCLD’s flagship program, the Fellows Program provides mid-career, diverse, high-potential attorneys with leadership training, professional and personal development opportunities, and other career building offerings. Law firms may annually nominate one attorney to participate.

The Pathfinder Program, designed for early-career attorneys recognized as emerging leaders, offers participants essential tools to leverage professional networks, build leadership skills, and otherwise bolster their legal careers. Firms may nominate two attorneys to participate annually.

“As a Palestinian Muslim attorney, I know that programs like LCLD Pathfinders are invaluable to underrepresented attorneys and I look forward to incorporating what I learn through this leadership opportunity into my practice and community engagement,” Daoud said.

“I look forward to the opportunity to foster diversity within the legal community by cultivating relationships with my peers, refining my leadership skills, and participating in the practical and action-oriented educational offerings of the LCLD,” said Johnson. “The Pathfinders Program resonates with my belief that my dedication to DE&I extends beyond the confines of my office—it must persist within my legal community.”

Founded in 2009, LCLD comprises corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a diverse legal profession.


Allan M. Williams

Senior Counsel

Maysa Daoud


Javon Johnson