McGlinchey Stafford Awards Diversity Fellowship to First-Year Law Student Mahogane D. Reed National law firm McGlinchey Stafford recently announced that it has awarded Mahogane D....

McGlinchey Stafford Awards Diversity Fellowship to First-Year Law Student Mahogane D. Reed

Mahogane Reed


National law firm McGlinchey Stafford recently announced that it has awarded Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship.

A first-year law student at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Reed is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Public Interest Law Society. She is also a Faculty Scholarship recipient, and participated in the Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Reed has also worked as a legal advocate with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. Before entering the law program, Ms. Reed was on the Dean’s list at LSU, a National Black Scholar, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six-week paid summer associate position in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship, and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. Ms. Reed will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Retreat, which brings together diverse law students from around the country to learn about interview skills, transitioning from law school into practice, the state of diversity in the legal profession, and the value of networking. Participants will also have the opportunity to build peer relationships and interact with general counsel and managing partners from LCLD member organizations nationwide.

Awarded each year to a first-year law student who demonstrates high academic achievement and a dedication to the law, the McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship represents the firm’s active commitment to a diverse workplace, and the inclusion and retention of talented professionals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mahogane as this year’s Diversity Scholar,” said Mindy Brickman, chief diversity officer at McGlinchey Stafford. “We are excited to mentor and support her as she progresses in her legal career.”


New York Life Elects Carla Rutigliano Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff 

New York Life has announced the election of Carla Rutigliano to the position senior vice president and chief of staff to Chairman and CEO Ted Mathas.



In her role, Rutigliano will ensure the oversight and coordination of key strategic initiatives in the Office of the Chairman and CEO, and provides a link between the Chairman’s office and all other business areas within the company as well as with external organizations.  In addition to these responsibilities, she provides senior executive oversight to the New York Life Foundation.

Rutigliano joined New York Life in 2001 in the Office of Governmental Affairs where she represented the company in both state legislative and regulatory matters.  She began reporting to Mr. Mathas in 2006 as he became chief operating officer and vice chairman of the board that year, then CEO in 2008.  Prior to New York Life, she was an assistant attorney general in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Syracuse Office of the Corporation Counsel, and an intern and staffer for New York State Assemblyman Paul Harenberg.  She holds a J.D. from Albany Law School at Union University and a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Albany.  Ms. Rutigliano grew up in East Islip, N.Y., and currently resides in Dix Hills, N.Y., with her husband and their two children.

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