Vanessa Rogers Named 2019 LCLD Fellow

Vanessa Rogers has been selected for the 2019 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization training program designed to build relationships and leadership skills.

“It is my belief that a group of diverse minds will build the best ideas. When an organization’s leadership begins to filter ideas through a diverse lens, we are able to see immediate changes and benefits that can make an impact from the top-down," Rogers said. "I am excited for the opportunity to learn more about the current challenges affecting the legal sector today and taking information back to the firm to improve upon our diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Rogers joins more than 200 attorneys as part of the 2019 LCLD Fellows. Launched in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program aims to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of the year-long program, participants will be challenged to build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen leadership skills.

“The LCLD Fellows Program is a unique experience in that you hear from corporations who share like-minded ideas about diversity and inclusion. I look forward to getting their perspective and learning how to incorporate these ideas at the firm level,” added Rogers.

Rogers is a member of Dinsmore’s employment practice group and handles all facets of employment challenges for clients, ranging from discrimination and retaliation issues to on-the-job injuries. She has experience litigating complex issues involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Kentucky Civil Rights Act, and other state and federal employment statutes.  Moreover, Rogers understands labor and employment law is constantly evolving, and proactively counsels clients on issues and trends in labor and employment law.

Rogers earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.