McGuireWoods selected associates
Gina LeBlanc and Yoojin Lee as representative members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2019
Pathfinder Program, which fosters professional development of lawyers early
in their careers.
LeBlanc advises employers in labor and employment matters and represents
clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Prior
to joining the firm in Tysons, Virginia, she was in-house counsel for a
Fortune 500 global technology company. She earned her J.D. from the
University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was an editor for the First Amendment Law Review and a member of the Holderness Moot
“It is a privilege to represent McGuireWoods in the 2019 Pathfinder
Program,” LeBlanc said. “I am grateful to engage in this rewarding and
Lee represents banks and institutional lenders in domestic and cross-border
financing transactions, and has advised clients in multibillion-dollar
acquisitions. Before joining the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office, she
practiced law in Seoul, South Korea, and represented international
companies with operations in Asia, Europe and the United States, including
retail conglomerates, life sciences and engineering companies, and private
equity funds. She earned her J.D. from the University of California Los
Angeles School of Law, where she was a staff member for the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.
“I am honored to join this outstanding group of lawyers and I look forward
to the many opportunities the Pathfinder Program provides,” Lee said.
“McGuireWoods is proud to support LCLD in advancing diversity and inclusion
in the legal profession. Our longtime participation in its programs is an
important part of the firm’s commitment to the growth and development of
our women and diverse lawyers,” said Baltimore partner
Ava Lias-Booker, chair of McGuireWoods’ Diversity & Inclusion
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a national organization of corporate counsel and
law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal
profession. LCLD’s Pathfinder Program connects high-potential attorneys
from pre-eminent organizations in a series of events focused on
professional development, networking and leadership skills.