Thompson Hine Lawyer Barbara Lum Appointed to NAPABA Board

Date: November 22, 2016

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Barbara A. Lum, a lawyer in the firm’s Product Liability Litigation group, has been appointed to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Board of Governors for a two-year term.

Lum has held leadership positions in NAPABA at both the national and regional levels, most recently serving as a national co-chair of the NAPABA Young Lawyers Network and as the alternate regional governor for the NAPABA Central Region. Locally, she has served since 2013 as president of the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, which is a NAPABA affiliate organization, and will continue serving in that role until 2017.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 55,000 attorneys and over 75 national, state, and local bar associations. Since its inception in 1988, NAPABA has been at the forefront of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights, combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes, increasing the diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, and professional development.

“Barbara’s tireless energy and commitment to serving the legal community make her a fantastic lawyer and advocate for our clients,” said Andrew H. Cox, Product Liability Litigation practice group leader. “Her important leadership role furthers the firm’s commitment to diversity, community and professional involvement, and we are proud of her ongoing contributions to NAPABA and to our firm.”

Lum defends clients in product liability and mass tort litigation, putative class actions, personal injury cases, and long-term care facility and nursing home litigation. She provides counsel on risk mitigation and avoidance strategies, and drafts warnings and product instructions, warranties, and commercial terms and conditions. Lum also has experience handling a variety of white collar criminal matters.


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