Leinen Selected to Rochester Chamber CLIMB Class of 2020-21

Ward Greenberg is pleased to announce that firm attorney William Leinen has been selected to participate in the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CLIMB Class of 2020-21. The Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring for Business (CLIMB) is a yearlong experiential leadership development program designed to bring together rising young professionals from across industries. The Chamber selected 23 young leaders representing a wide variety of roles and industries to participate in this year’s program, the fourth such cohort since its inception.

CLIMB is designed to encourage future leaders to learn and grow together, making connections and acquiring insight to help them ascend to new heights of leadership and success within their organizations and community. Participants undergo an in-depth exploration of the regional economy, receive personalized development training, and are matched with a business community executive for one-to-one mentoring.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob Duffy said, “CLIMB is a commitment to our next generation of leaders in a time when their vision and courage are needed more than ever. This program arms them with the knowledge and connections they need to succeed and to bring our region along with them. We are thrilled this year to welcome a strong and diverse cohort, representing some of the best rising talent that Rochester and the Finger Lakes has to offer. Our special thanks to the Executive Mentors for volunteering their time and talent to invest in our young leaders. We look forward to another great year of growth and exploration.”

An experienced business litigation attorney and counselor, Bill knows both the courtroom and boardroom, regularly advising institutional clients on a wide range of business risk mitigation and conflict resolution strategies, as well as zealously defending them in court. His practice focuses on representing business clients in complex commercial, employment, product liability, intellectual property, and tort cases. Bill is an active member of the Rochester community and a board member of the C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association.

For a full list of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CLIMB Class of 2020-21, please click here.