Stinson Associate Selected for U.S. Bank Law Division Spotlight on Talent Program
Stinson attorney Judith Araujo has been selected as one of 14 associates from among several law firms to participate in the 2023 U.S. Bank Spotlight on Talent program. The year-long cohort experience focuses on growing early-career diverse lawyers through professional and leadership development.
This year's program kicked off with a virtual session mid-February, followed by an in-person all-day session in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank headquarters on March 21, with networking, leadership and goal-setting activities with bank attorneys and its general counsel and chief diversity officer.
"As we kick off our seventh year of this program, we are more excited than ever to invest in the careers of an impressive group of attorneys through our reimagined, immersive Spotlight on Talent program," U.S. Bank Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jim Chosy said. "We're committed to supporting the advancement of diverse attorneys not only within our own practice, but within our preferred law firms and the broader legal profession, and we're excited to see how this unique cohort experience helps facilitate that for these lawyers."
Throughout the year, the cohort will participate in monthly events, including leadership meetings, practice group roundtables, mentoring, and the opportunity to present a CLE to the U.S. Bank Law Division. Spotlight participants also will strengthen their knowledge of the U.S. Bank business and develop stronger relationships with Law Division professionals through attendance at regular meetings.
"I appreciate U.S. Bank providing me the opportunity to participate in the Spotlight on Talent program, and I'm honored to represent Stinson throughout this year-long experience," Araujo said. "This unique experience will allow me to further develop my professional and practical skills, making me a better business and community leader and provider of legal services. I look forward to expanding my network of diverse attorneys while investing in and building relationships."
Araujo's practice focuses on intellectual property disputes, commercial litigation, and government contracting matters. Her clients come from diverse industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, construction, aviation, energy, defense, health care and information technology services. Judith's passion for problem-solving enables her to tackle high-stakes problems and helps her provide thorough and creative solutions that further her clients' goals.
Cohort participants have three to five years of experience and practice in an area relevant to legal services applicable to U.S. Bank businesses.
The Spotlight on Talent program will conclude at the end of November.
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