Partner Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle Named 2024 LCLD Fellow


January 24, 2024: Bailey & Glasser, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle has been named a 2024 Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. The year-long Fellows Program positions distinguished attorneys from diverse backgrounds for leadership positions within legal organizations through relationship building and executive coaching.

Ms. Rochelle is a litigator with over 17 years of experience and leadership representing individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases, catastrophic injuries or deaths, and defective products. Currently, Ms. Rochelle represents individuals in West Virginia who were harmed by the regular use of chemical hair relaxers and hair straighteners, which contain chemicals that increase the risk of developing uterine cancer – and whose manufacturers failed to warn customers. Many of these products are marketed overwhelmingly to women of color. Ms. Rochelle was also an integral member of the trial team that secured a settlement with Monsanto on behalf of a St. Louis plaintiff, a professional landscaper who sued the company claiming their weed killer QuikPRO caused him to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Ms. Rochelle is equally dedicated to community advocacy and volunteers with various organizations to help protect the civil justice system and the vulnerable. She has served in several leadership positions within the American Association for Justice (AAJ), is an active member of the Board of Directors at the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, and was an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law.

LCLD is an organization made up of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves to create a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD’s programs are designed to “attract, inspire, and nurture” talent and promote inclusiveness within these organizations and in the participants’ circles of influence, thereby creating a new and more diverse generation of attorneys.

The Fellows Program is designed for diverse, distinguished, mid-career attorneys who are on a trajectory toward leadership positions at LCLD Member organizations. As a Fellow, Ms. Rochelle will connect with top leaders and experts in the legal profession to leadership skills and career development strategies specific to law firm practice.

“The LCLD program supports Fellows Program participants to ascend and excel in positions of leadership within the legal profession to increase inclusiveness at all levels,” Ms. Rochelle said. “I am excited to connect with and learn from like-minded diverse professionals and am looking forward to bringing these resources back to Bailey Glasser.”

After completing the year-long program, Ms. Rochelle will join fellow Bailey Glasser partner Cary Joshi as an LCLD Fellow Program Alumni. In addition to the Fellows Program participants, attorneys Panida Anderson, Jade Smith-Williams, and Britney Littles have all participated in the LCLD Pathfinder Program, aimed at supporting early-career diverse attorneys.

Bailey Glasser became an LCLD member firm in 2022, with founding partner Benjamin Bailey as LCLD “Leader at the Front.”

Learn more about the LCLD Fellow Program here:

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