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Nelson Williams selected for 2022-2023 Class of Leadership St. Louis

June 10, 2022

FOCUS St. Louis has announced that Thompson Coburn partner Nelson Williams has been selected for the 47th Leadership St. Louis program (LSL), a nine-month program for leaders who are committed to improving the St. Louis region.

LSL is one of six leadership programs offered by FOCUS St. Louis to achieve its mission of educating and connecting leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region. The LSL curriculum explores such issues as economic development, racial equity, education, poverty and social services, arts and culture, and the criminal justice system. 

Nelson, a partner in the Firm’s labor and employment practice, will join 62 other leaders from higher education, finance, nonprofit, health and architecture for the program.

Nelson, who has been with the Firm since 2011, represents employers in various aspects of employment law and litigation. His work for clients covers several industries, including telecommunications, software development, banking, and agriculture. Additionally, Nelson has helped employers defeat union wrongful discharge grievances in arbitration.

As a member of Thompson Coburn's Diversity Committee and other diversity initiatives, he actively promotes diversity in the legal and business community, and frequently mentors diverse law students.

Leadership St. Louis is designed to challenge participants’ thinking, expose them to new ideas and perspectives, and promote discussion, reflection and action. Thompson Coburn has a rich history with Leadership St. Louis; many of our attorneys have completed the LSL program, including Sara Melly, Don Dorwart, Ali Rafferty, Ryan Russell Kemper, Bill Bay, Lori Jones, Jarrod Sharp, Ed Cohen, David Dick, Laura Jordan, Cherie Stephens Bock, Larry Friedman, Gayle Mercier and Norma Jackson.