Shining a Light on Different Perspectives

As a firm, we cultivate an environment in which everyone is valued for their individuality. Our success in building and maintaining a more inclusive culture stems from our appreciation and celebration of diverse ideas and innovative approaches to doing business. While we have not overcome every challenge, we are committed to embracing and bringing together the many different perspectives that help us tackle existing obstacles and emerging issues.


 

Cornett_susan_111x139Susan C. Cornett - Dayton, Partner
In the legal industry, [women] start off pretty even-heeled with men graduating from law school, but the number [of women] significantly shifts downward as you move into the partner level,” said Susan. “While I know challenges exist, I haven’t been faced with these issues at Thompson Hine. The firm does a good job promoting women and minority lawyers to ensure we have an even playing field.”

Susan encourages all women and minority professionals to take charge of their careers and work hard to succeed. “Diversity and inclusion programs open doors, but the work yields long-lasting success,” she said. “I challenge professionals to ask for help, rally for change and take advantage of opportunities to have their voices heard.”


  

 Kim_eduardo_111x139Eduardo Kim - Cleveland, Partner
“Diversity encourages a broad range of opinions, and through that, more solutions,” said Eduardo.

Eduardo, a partner in the firm’s Commercial & Public Finance and International groups, and Cleveland chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, has always held a strong belief in the importance of diversity. Born to Korean parents and raised in Argentina, he believes engaging in different cultures allows people to accept and embrace perspectives other than their own.


 

Martinez_Ileana_111x139Z. Ileana Martinez - Atlanta, Partner
"I am very pleased to be part of an organization that truly understands the value of diversity and that supports and encourages it, not only with words, but more importantly, with actions. A diverse work force is a win-win proposition for our clients, our firm and our communities."

Ileana is a partner in the firm's Product Liability Litigation, Life Sciences and Business Litigation practice groups and the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative in the Atlanta office. Ileana is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Latin American Association.


 

Suarez_Mario_111x139Mario J. Suarez - New York, Partner
"Our focus on diversity benefits both our clients and our firm. As a New Yorker, I am especially proud of our firm's commitment to diversity, as New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world."

Mario is a partner in the firm's Real Estate practice group and the New York office chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. He has considerable experience in complex commercial real estate transactions with a particular focus on office leasing deals and international real estate development.


 

White_Anthony_111x139Anthony C. White - Columbus, Partner
"For any law firm diversity initiative to be successful, it must have more than just the support of firm management. Firm management must believe that diversity is a central driver of future success at the firm. We have achieved that clarity at Thompson Hine."

Tony is a partner in Thompson Hine's Business Litigation practice group, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and partner-in-charge of the Columbus office. His practice focuses on complex business litigation with an emphasis on employment and transportation/trucking litigation. Tony is a member of the Columbus Bar Association's Managing Partners Diversity Initiative, which focuses on increasing the hiring and retention of minority lawyers at law firms in Central Ohio.


 

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