Christina Baugh and Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur have been selected to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) landmark programs designed for the next generation of law firm leaders.
Christina Baugh, a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office, will be a member of the 2022 LCLD Fellows class. Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur, of counsel in the firm’s South Bend office, will take part in the 2022 LCLD Pathfinder Program.
“Barnes & Thornburg is proud of Christina and Chisara for participating in these prestigious leadership programs. Both of them are high-achieving attorneys who we know will take full advantage of the programs to impact their professional journeys,” said Dawn R. Rosemond, firm diversity partner. “Our mission is to position all of our talent to win and we know that these LCLD experiences will help Christina and Chisara do just that.”
Baugh, who is barred in both Florida and Georgia, is a litigator whose practice encompasses intellectual property, shareholder disputes, officer liability, insurance coverage, tort claims, commercial litigation, employment litigation, and property disputes. Baugh is also deeply involved in the Georgia legal community as the current president of the Atlanta Bar Association and former president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
Ezie-Boncoeur is barred in Indiana, New Jersey, New York and Texas. As a member of the firm’s financial and regulatory litigation and litigation practice groups, Ezie-Boncoeur engages in virtually all phases of complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Ezie-Boncoeur is a graduate of the Dallas Bar Associate We Lead Program and the southern regional chair of the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network.
LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners – the leadership of the profession – who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. The Fellows program is a year-long, structured training program designed to build relationships and leadership skills that involves peer-group projects and in-person training. The Pathfinders program gives early-career professionals the opportunity to learn about leadership and career development and how to build professional networks.
With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.