The firm will hold the first graduation of the inaugural program of The Honorable Jon Gray Lawyers Leadership Academy, April 20, at firm headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.
The following four attorneys have completed the 18-month professional development program:
- Shook San Francisco Partner Joan Camagong;
- Shook Tampa Partner Anitra Raiford Clement;
- Shook Kansas City Partner Matt DePaz; and
- Shook Kansas City Associate Brice Nengsu Kenfack.
The academy paired each attorney with a champion (senior attorney) who assisted in building acumen in leadership, executive presence, client-facing opportunities and business development, in addition to meaningful work-building trial practice skills.
“We are excited to see this first class complete the program, and we look forward to celebrating the next chapters in their legal careers,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough.
Named after Shook Partner and former Jackson County Judge Jon Gray, the initiative strives to develop and transition the next generation of ethnically diverse Shook lawyers into firm leaders who will eventually serve key clients.