Two LPL Financial Attorneys Selected as 2024 Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

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Last Updated: February 28, 2024

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LPL Continues its Involvement with the LCLD to Advance Equality and Diversity in the Legal Profession

SAN DIEGO – February 28, 2024 – LPL Financial LLC announced today that attorneys Eleonora Yonge and Joel Spencer have been selected as 2024 Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). LCLD Fellows learn about the essential role individuals with different backgrounds play in contributing to corporate success, experience unique professional and personal development opportunities, gain relationship-building resources and leadership training. LPL Financial attorneys have participated in the Fellows Program since 2015.

“I’m excited to be selected as a Fellow, joining in the LCLD’s work to build a more equitable and diverse legal profession,” said Eleonora Yonge, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, LPL Financial. “I look forward to gaining a broader perspective on diversity to enrich and deepen my relationships with colleagues, creating a more inclusive environment for my team to drive innovation.” Yonge is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.

“I’m honored to represent LPL on the LCLD, a valuable forum to network and build meaningful connections with other diverse attorneys at similar points on their career journeys,” said Joel Spencer, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, LPL Financial. “LPL and the LCLD recognize that a commitment to excellence in diversity is a positive step for all. I am excited to be a part of our work to foster a culture that sincerely values representation, inclusion and acceptance of all people.” Spencer graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.

The Fellows Program provides several immersive experiences to learn from experts in the legal profession, as well as leaders in learning and development. Participants engage in regular class meetings, regional sessions, leadership lunches, individualized coaching and networking opportunities.

“On behalf of the entire team at LPL, I congratulate Eleonora and Joel on being selected as 2024 LCLD Fellows,” said Althea Brown, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, LPL Financial. “We are proud of our continued involvement and collective work with the LCLD to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the legal profession as a means to continue  to support the needs of the advisors and enterprises we serve.”

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