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Lukman Azeez, Brooke DeLoatch, Paul Devamithran Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2024 Programs

January 24, 2024

Washington, DC – Wiley has selected partner Lukman Azeez for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's (LCLD) 2024 Fellows Program, and associates Brooke M. DeLoatch and Paul A. Devamithran for membership in the 2024 class of LCLD Pathfinders. 

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity consists of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to building a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

“We are delighted that Lukman, Brooke, and Paul have been selected to represent Wiley as  LCLD’s 2024 Fellow and Pathfinders,” said Chief Diversity Officer Rashida MacMurray-Abdullah. “These attorneys have made Wiley’s core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion part of their practices, and are next generation leaders committing to ensuring we are making sustainable progress in the legal profession. We are grateful for our partnership with LCLD, and share their dedication to ensuring that all talent thrives, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.”

Lukman Azeez, a partner in Wiley's Litigation and Issues and Appeals practices, represents clients in commercial disputes, constitutional and civil rights law, and Supreme Court and appellate litigation. He litigates a wide array of commercial cases, ranging from contract, fraud, and misappropriation disputes to shareholder and derivative actions, and intellectual property and trademark disputes. As an LCLD Fellow, he will participate in a year-long, in-depth program that provides mentorship and career guidance for the legal industry's next generation of leaders. Lukman was also selected as an LCLD Pathfinder in 2020.

Brooke DeLoatch, an associate in the firm’s Health Care and Litigation practices, counsels clients on health care regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters, as well as commercial contracts and contract disputes. She also represents health plans in the negotiation, drafting, and administration of large service contracts, including behavioral health and pharmacy benefit management contracts for commercial and government-sponsored health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Paul Devamithran, an associate in the firm’s International Trade and National Security practices, counsels and represents clients in international trade and U.S. national security matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and issues related to supply chains, export controls, and economic sanctions.

For more information on Wiley's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, review Wiley’s annual DEI Report.  

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