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Affinity Groups

Thompson Coburn’s attorney-led affinity groups contribute to the Firm’s success through recruitment and retention efforts, formal and informal training and mentoring, employee networking, professional development opportunities, creating a positive and supportive work environment, community outreach, and helping to deliver the commitment to diversity and inclusion.

AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK

  • We work to increase the pipeline to attract, retain, and promote top talent
  • We provide a forum to connect with Thompson Coburn attorneys across the country
  • We foster an inclusive culture that supports the long-term success of African American attorneys
  • We build and cultivate relationships in order to increase business development
  • We provide opportunities for attendance at local, regional, and national events, programs, conferences, and seminars

After the Buzzer

 

HISPANIC/LATINX

  • We cultivate networking opportunities and use business relationships to strengthen the Firm’s connection to the Hispanic/Latino community
  • We host events and support initiatives that address and educate about issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino community
  • We actively support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Hispanic/Latino attorneys
  • We sponsor member attendance at the Hispanic National Bar Association annual conference

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event

 

ASIAN

  • We arrange for our members to attend seminars and conferences that promote our mission and goals
  • Thompson Coburn attorneys annually attend the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Conference
  • We engage with law students and other diverse groups to assist in our recruitment and retention efforts
  • We actively partner with the NAPABA and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Associations (APALSA’s) of various law schools
  • We work closely with a number of legal service organizations that focus efforts on various issues impacting the Asian American community

APABA gala
Thompson Coburn attorneys attending NAPABA Gala

 

LGBTQ+

  • We support LGBTQ+ attorneys and allies by working with organizations and networks that address LGBTQ+ priorities in various communities
  • We foster a firmwide sense of community through sponsorship and participation in a number of academic, professional, and social events and activities
  • We provide informal cross-office mentoring networks to build ties among our group members
  • We encourage LGBTQ+ recruitment efforts and relationship building with community partners

HRC gala
Thompson Coburn Associate Jesse Doggendorf and Matt Lammers, Human Rights Campaign