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We are committed to providing service of the highest caliber for every client.


Thompson Coburn celebrates the unique strengths, abilities and contributions of our women lawyers.


Our women attorneys are active leaders and generously support civic and community endeavors.


Thompson Coburn is committed to creating an inclusive culture. We celebrate the unique strengths, abilities, and contributions of our women lawyers and are committed to building and sustaining an environment that welcomes, supports, and encourages women to become successful attorneys, respected business leaders, and valued members of our community.

  • We provide financial investment, leadership support, and staff support to our Women's Initiative.
  • Our women attorneys meet regularly in each office.
  • The Women's Initiative Steering Committee works to accomplish its goals through the following committees which are led by women partners:
    • Women's Initiative Associate Development Committee
    • Women's Initiative Business Development Committee
    • Women's Initiative Professional Development Committee
  • Our Firm holds annual, formal networking events for women attorneys and clients in St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

2019 Highlights

  • Gold Standard Certification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of Firm leadership for the sixth consecutive year
  • Highest upward movement of the 271 firms that appear on the 2019 NLJ Women in Law Scorecard
  • Women Inc.'s "Top 100 Law Firms for Women" 2019
  • 83% female equity partner promotions
  • 40% female new partner promotions
  • 41% female new attorney hires
  • Jennifer Post named managing partner of the Los Angeles office
  • Eileen Brown and Jennifer Post named to the Management Committee
  • Michele Kloeppel named as co-chair of the Corporate & Securities practice
  • Gayle Mercier named as co-chair of the Real Estate practice