Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Appointed to ABA Leadership Fellows Program

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently appointed Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Andre' Caldwell as a member of the Leadership Fellows Program of the ABA's Section of Litigation for the 2013-14 year. The program provides lawyers in underrepresented groups with opportunities to participate in leadership roles within the Section of Litigation. Each year up to 10 participants, from a pool of national applicants, are chosen for the program. As a Leadership Fellow, Caldwell has been assigned to and will be working in a leadership capacity in the Trial Evidence Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

“It is an honor to have one of our associates accepted into the Leadership Fellows Program,” said Kevin Gordon, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “The success of the program depends on having exceptional leaders, and André will bring a wealth of talent and experience to the group.”

Caldwell is an Associate in the firm’s Oklahoma City office in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group and the White Collar, Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Caldwell worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney on the Violent Crimes/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. In 2008, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. While a student, he also received the Just Desserts Award, which is awarded to one student who made the college of law a better place. Caldwell also holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and government from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

All honorees are members of the American Bar Association and lawyers in underrepresented groups such as racial/ethnically diverse lawyers, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. The primary objectives of the program are to attract, retain and develop talented diverse lawyers, to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, to further demonstrate the section’s commitment to ensuring equal opportunity in the profession and to create a pipeline of future leaders of the section.

While in the program, the honorees will be provided exposure to a range of issues and mentorship opportunities with senior leadership. The program will also enhance their skills, promote the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the legal field, and the honorees will be involved in committee project and program development and implementation.

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