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  • Neal Patel Selected for Landmark Program Advancing the Next Generation of Leaders in Law

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Nilesh (Neal) Patel has been selected as a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The LCLD Fellows Program is a national, game-changing program that identifies, trains and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Patel joins a select group of experienced attorneys from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have been recognized for leadership potential in their organizations. The year-long, in-depth program is devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive interaction with LCLD’s top leadership.

”I’m incredibly pleased to be selected by FBT for participation in the LCLD Fellows Program. FBT strives and takes great effort to foster opportunities to succeed for all individuals, regardless of color, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. It’s an honor to represent the firm in these efforts.”

Patel, who is a technology and advertising attorney and heads FBT’s technology team (fbtTECH), provides practical and strategic counseling to companies and guides them through the myriad of legal, commercial and privacy issues arising from doing business and advertising online. He has worked with some of America’s leading brands to deliver pragmatic solutions that ensure compliance with laws and regulations without sacrificing creativity and impact. Patel earned his J.D. at the University of Nebraska in 1997. Former LCLD Fellows from FBT include Cincinnati Members Richard Moore and Ali Razzaghi, Columbus Member Samantha Quimby, Dallas Member Kimera Hall, and Louisville Member Jason Williams.

About the Leadership Council of Legal Diversity

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. As one of LCLD’s most important initiatives, the Fellows Program has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011. For more information, visit