CMCP Announces Election of Seven New Board Members to Drive Vision and Impact
Updated February 13, 2024
CMCP (California Minority Counsel Program) is delighted to introduce its newly elected board members, a formidable group of accomplished professionals selected for their exemplary leadership and expertise, embodying the values and goals of CMCP.
Executive Director Tracey Broadhead enthusiastically expressed her confidence in the newly elected board members, stating, “These distinguished individuals bring a wealth of experience and a diverse range of skills, aligning seamlessly with CMCP's commitment to excellence and inclusivity. Their passion for our mission and their proven track record in their respective fields make them valuable additions to our leadership team. Together with our current board members, we will work collaboratively to shape our strategic direction and make a lasting impact on the legal community we serve."
New members elected to serve a two-year term (2024-2026):
- Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Chief Legal Executive, LLC
- Katuri Kaye, Director, Trucker Huss
- Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel, Meta
- Malavika F. Lobo, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Ambassadors Council Chair, one year term)
- Paul Rivera, Discovery Counsel, Google LLC
- Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Jones Day
- Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison, Partner, Willenken LLP
- Abiel Wong, Managing Counsel, Chevron Corporation
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Chief Legal Executive, LLC After running 60+ leadership workshops over the past six years, executive coach Lloyd Johnson has developed a 360-degree view of the specific leadership development challenges faced by top legal department leaders and those who would aspire to such positions. These insights as well as others built over a career publishing magazines and running leadership conferences for general counsel and other law department leaders Lloyd's work with clients he provides them with integrated talent development, leadership development, and succession strategies through both group and individual coaching. His goal is building trust and rapport that allows his clients to be more open throughout the process, giving the work they do together more impact- not only on the executives themselves, but throughout the organizations they serve.
Katuri Kaye, Director, Trucker Huss: Katuri Kaye focuses her practice on qualified retirement plans and plans of tax-exempt entities and public schools and universities. Her clients include benefit plans, service providers, and employers of all sizes and industries. Katuri also serves as the firm's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") Director, where she oversees the implementation of the firm's DEI initiative. In this capacity, she chairs the firm's DEI Committee, provides opinion, and thought leadership, and helps develop and facilitate strategies, policies, and programs supportive efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels at the firm. She also serves as the firm's ambassador and point person for interactions with external organizations. Katuri is admitted in California, New York, and Virginia, and currently practices in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel, Meta: Allen is the Deputy General Counsel for IP at Meta. He currently leads a team of legal professionals responsible for Meta’s IP matters globally and previously led several other teams, including Product Legal, RL Legal, and Legal Operations. In addition, he has been active in leading Meta Legal's diversity efforts.
Before joining Facebook in 2017, Allen was Deputy General Counsel for Patents at Google and VP of Legal at Juniper Networks. In addition, he has worked in private practice and the public sector. He has received numerous awards for his work in diversity, including the Business Impact Award by the Asian Law Alliance and the Top 50 Diverse Leaders Award by the California Diversity Council.
Malavika F. Lobo, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Malavika Lobo is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the firm's litigation department.
Before joining the firm, Malavika was a Brackett Denniston fellow at General Electric. During law school, she was a judicial extern to the Honorable Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court for the U.S. District of Massachusetts.
Paul Rivera, Discovery Counsel, Google LLC: Paul Rivera is an attorney at Google where he has counseled various teams on discovery strategy, attorney-client privilege, information governance, privacy, and public policy over the last 10 years.
Paul is on the planning committee of Google's Outside Counsel Leadership Education Advancement Diversity (LEAD) Mentorship Program which pairs over 150+ Google in-house counsel and law firm mentees to promote the development and retention of diverse talent in law firms. He is also on Google’s DEI Council Sponsorships Working Group where he works to improve retention and the culture of belonging within the legal department. Paul is also a proud alumni of CMCP's Ambassador's Council.
Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Jones Day: Rasha Gerges Shields, a partner at Jones Day, is a former federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of first-chair trial and appellate experience. She is a respected leader in the legal profession, a trusted advisor to companies and organizations, and a champion of diversity and racial justice. She is actively involved in the community, including most recently having been appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass to serve on the Board of Police Commissioners, and having been appointed by the California Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as a member of the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal Bias Prevention Committee. She is involved in several diversity pipeline programs and, in 2018, Rasha was the sole recipient of CMCP’s Law Firm Diversity Leader award.
Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison, Partner, Willenken LLP Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison, Partner, Willenken LLP Kenneth is a Partner at Willenken LLP, a preeminent, minority-owned, majority-women trial and litigation boutique based in Los Angeles. Kenneth specializes in Intellectual Property and Business Litigation. Before joining Willenken, Kenneth practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He also served as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Aside from his practice, Kenneth is a leader in the Los Angeles legal community. Kenneth is the president of the board of Inner City Law Center, which fights for housing and justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, immigrants, people who are disabled or living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Kenneth also is a past president and current board member of the Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles’ largest public interest law organization dedicated to enforcing fair housing laws, and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Copyright Society.
Kenneth is also active in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community. He is a past chair of the California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council and served on CMCP’s 2019 Annual Business Conference Planning Committee. Finally, Kenneth has been a 2022 Fellow and a 2018 Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program.
Kenneth has been selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 List and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, in 2021, and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, in 2020 and 2021.
Abiel Wong, Managing Counsel, Chevron Corporation: Abiel Wong is Managing Counsel at Chevron Corporation, where he leads its employment law team. Abiel regularly advises the company on diversity and inclusion issues and served on Chevron’s Law Function Diversity Council. Before joining Chevron, Abiel practiced at Baker McKenzie and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.
The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) is a California 501(c)(6) non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development.
CMCP is the only statewide organization that brings business lawyers together as members and colleagues, regardless of the type of organization in which they practice, to achieve diversity and inclusion within law firms and in-house law departments, and in the outside counsel spend of corporations and government agencies.