Leadership

Thompson Coe understands that leadership is essential to the success of our diversity initiatives, which is why our attorneys take initiative not only within the firm, but in the communities in which they practice. Active involvement in affinity groups play a key role in our ongoing endeavors to network with peers, mentor and recruit law students, develop careers and stay engaged with the community.  Prominent examples of our attorneys in leadership roles include:

Outside the firm:

Jamie BakerInsurance Litigation & Coverage
- Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
(TALA), Board Member (2013-2015), Advisory Board Member (1995-2012)
Frances O' MearaProfessional Liability, Employment
- DRI Professional Liability Section, Chairman (2014)
- Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (2013-2014)
- Certified Litigation Management Professional
Christina De La GarzaInsurance Litigation & Coverage
- Southern Methodist University Undergraduate
Mock Trial, Coach (2011-2014)
Mariah B. QuirozInsurance Litigation & Coverage
- Board Member of the Dallas Women Lawyers' Association (2003-2008); President (2007).
Zandra FoleyProfessional Liability
- Defense Research Institute, PL Steering Committee, Vice-Chair (2016-2017)
Sarah RogersLitigation, Products Liability & Mass Torts
- Dallas Women Lawyers Association – Board of Directors, VP of Membership, 2017; Director at Large, 2016
 
Mark JungProducts Liability & Mass Torts
- Dallas Asian American Bar Association,
Treasurer, (2008)
- Asian Pacific Interest Section, State Bar of Texas, Secretary (2010)
Stephanie RojoLabor & Employment
-CLM, President, Austin-San Antonio Local Chapter (2016-2017)
Jessica MangrumLitigation, Professional Liability 
- Austin Bar Association, Board of Directors,
Representative (2014)
Linda SzuhyInsurance Litigation & Coverage
- Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Advisory
Board Member (2014), President (2009)
Danielle Harsany MayaProducts Liability & Mass Torts 
- Houston Bar Association, Ambassador (2013-2015)
Rachael Walters, Litigation, Labor & Employment
- Dallas Asian American Bar Association, Service
Committee Co-Chair (2011- 2013)
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair of
 Judicial Intern Committee (2013)
   

 

 Within the firm:

The firm’s St. Paul, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California offices are each headed by female attorneys.  Additionally, six of the firm’s committees are headed by female attorneys and two of the firm’s committees are headed by minority attorneys.

The best evidence of the firm’s commitment to diversity is its new practice group alignment and selection of practice group chairs and vice-chair, which took effect in 2013.  The firm’s focus in making these placements was to increase the involvement of women and minorities in the management of the firm. As a result, the firm has increased the number of practice groups/department leaders held by minorities, women and GLBT attorneys from none to 5 women, 2 minorities, and 1 GLBT attorney.

George ArnoldProducts Liability & Mass Torts
- Insurance Litigation Section, Vice Chair 
 
Stephanie RojoLabor & Employment
- Labor & Employment Section, Vice Chair 
Alison MooreProfessional Liability
- Professional Liability Section, Chair
- Ethics Committee, Chair (2014-2015)

 
Ellen Van MeirInsurance Litigation & Coverage
- Management Committee
- Coverage Section, Chair
Frances O' Meara, Professional Liability, Employment
- Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office
- Professional Liability Section, Vice Chair
 
Rachael WaltersLitigation, Labor & Employment
- Diversity Committee, Chair (2014-2016)