Thompson Hine Names LCLD Fellow and Two Pathfinders

Date: February 26, 2020

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce its membership in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through initiatives aimed at advancing a new generation of leaders.

The firm has chosen senior counsel Tarnetta Jones to participate in the LCLD Fellows Program, which identifies, trains and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. As a member of the 2020 class of Fellows, Jones will take part in a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship building, in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business.

Jones focuses her practice on finance transactions with an emphasis on leveraged, investment grade, asset-based, working capital and acquisition finance. She represents financial institutions, lenders, private equity and hedge fund sponsors, and public and private issuers and borrowers in secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral, revolving and term lending transactions.

Associates Christina Campbell Rather (Real Estate) and Jason Carruthers (Labor & Employment) have been selected as members of the 2020 class of LCLD Pathfinders, a program to train high-performing, early-career attorneys on critical career development strategies, including enhancing leadership skills and building professional networks. The LCLD Pathfinders Program offers participants intensive in-person training, online experiential learning and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows and Alumni in small group gatherings.

“Thompson Hine is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and we are excited to be a part of LCLD’s mission,” said Andy Colon, Thompson Hine’s Chief Talent Officer. “Tarnetta, Christina and Jason are great representatives of our firm and we are pleased to support them in an important mentoring program designed to promote diverse leadership positions in the industry.”

The firm will also participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, which enables law students to work side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organizations, providing them with valuable professional experience and introducing them to the value of relationships and building networks with LCLD Members.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.