Armstrong Teasdale Lawyers Ahmed, Green Selected for 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs
Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce that Of Counsel Molly Ahmed and Associate Taylor Green have been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2024 Fellows and Pathfinder program, respectively. LCLD consists of more than 430 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.
The Fellows Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, mid-career attorneys at LCLD member organizations to provide Fellows with professional and personal development opportunities, leadership training, relationship-building opportunities and access to LCLD members, including managing partners and general counsel.
The Pathfinder Program is designed to connect high-potential, early-career attorneys from preeminent organizations for a six- to seven-month professional development series that focuses on foundational leadership skills, professional networking and relationship-building skills, and career development strategies.
“I am confident that Molly and Taylor will have much to contribute to LCLD through their respective programs,” said Armstrong Teasdale Chief Diversity Officer Kenneth Sharperson. “LCLD provides a tremendous opportunity for our lawyers to better understand our clients and drive creative solutions and meaningful business outcomes. We are committed to partnering with LCLD and have a number of program alumni at the firm who continue to add value by advancing the dialogue around diverse practitioners and perspectives.”
Ahmed is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice in London specializing in litigating a broad range of high-value international commercial disputes both before the English Courts and in arbitral proceedings. Her notable recent experience includes confidential proceedings before the U.K. Takeover Panel, high-value partnership disputes, a range of art and cultural property matters and a matter presently before the Tax Tribunal. During her two decades of experience, gained both in private practice and in-house, Ahmed has also represented corporate clients, family trusts and ultra-high-net-worth individuals in a variety of commercial matters including those relating to corporate governance, fraud, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and contentious trusts matters. While well-versed in taking matters to trial and to appeal where warranted, Ahmed seeks to resolve disputes both in formal mediations and through negotiation. She is also a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Inclusion Committee.
Green, based in the Washington, D.C. office, has deep experience in a wide array of international trade, artificial intelligence (AI), immigration, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) matters. Well versed in regulations under the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and Custom Border Protections (CBP), she advises clients on various export, import, foreign investments and sanctions regimes. Green is also experienced in drafting and filing licenses, disclosures, notices, reports for BIS, DDTC, CBP and OFAC on behalf of clients. She has a high-level understanding of EU and U.K. sanctions programs and is able to provide counsel to her clients on regulatory updates, compliance programs and internal investigations. Her M&A acumen includes conducting preliminary due diligence to assess the value and risks of targets, ensuring clients are aware of the importance of confidentiality agreements, the basics of transaction structuring, and the initial steps in negotiating terms. In addition, Green has a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of AI technology, including governance, ethical frameworks, intellectual property and risk mitigation in cross-border implementations. Green also co-leads the firm’s Black Engagement Network.
Armstrong Teasdale has long been involved in LCLD and other initiatives focused on advancing diversity in the profession. The firm has an active LCLD alumni network. Annually since 2021, Armstrong Teasdale has earned Compass and Top Performer Awards for participation in LCLD programs designed to build a more open and diverse legal profession. In addition, in 2023, the firm earned Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Plus in alignment with its dedication to championing DEI initiatives.