Taft Chicago partner Derrick Thompson, Jr. has been selected as a 2021 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Fellow program offers professional and personal development, leadership training, and relationship-building opportunities for diverse, high-potential, mid-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations.
Thompson is a member of Taft’s Litigation group, focusing on complex business and contract disputes. He has significant experience as lead trial counsel in a variety of litigation matters, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property disputes, trust and fiduciary litigation, and sports and entertainment-related disputes.
Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has grown to an organization of more than 350 Members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD Members participate widely in the programs they’ve created—leading by example, taking action, and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.