Podcast: Diversity and Inclusion Programs – What Law Firms Need to Know

Episode 80

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How a firm’s diversity and inclusion program influences in-house counsel’s decision to hire a firm.
  • How a firm’s ability to demonstrate a robust D&I program has become more important in the last few years.
  • What to look for in a D&I program.
  • Advice to firms looking to attract and keep diverse individuals.

About Tyrone Thomas, Jr.:

Tyrone Thomas, Jr. is a seasoned legal and strategic business advisor. He is currently the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Invenergy, LLC, a global leader in energy solutions, based in the Chicago office. Tyrone leverages his broad experience to provide effective counsel on a wide range of legal, business, administrative and risk management issues with a focus on complex commercial contracts, real estate, permitting, construction, procurement and litigation/ADR management. He has led diverse teams of professionals in numerous acquisitions, dispositions and project financings of utility-scale energy facilities; negotiated land rights for more than one million acres of real property globally; and managed the negotiation and faithful execution of key construction and procurement documents for dozens of utility-scale energy projects.

Prior to joining Invenergy, Tyrone was in private practice at DLA Piper, Hanson Bridgett LLP, and Gould & Ratner.

Tyrone is actively involved in Invenergy’s diversity and inclusion efforts and is a 2019 Fellow with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). He frequently speaks on the advancement of diverse candidates into leadership positions within the legal community.

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