Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2020, 5:16 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2020, 8:55 PM

Black General Counsel Network Goes Live as Founder Shifts Jobs (Corrected)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative has launched a new online portal designed to help get 100 African American lawyers in chief legal officer or general counsel positions at top companies within the next five years.

April Miller Boise, a former managing partner of Thompson Hine’s Cleveland office, co-founded the Black GC Initiative in 2017 with Ernest Tuckett III, a former general counsel of Dutch chemical giant Akzo Nobel NV’s Americas arm. Tuckett joined Thompson Hine’s Chicago office as senior counsel late last year.

Thompson Hine, Alston & Bird, Beveridge & Diamond, and Cooley are among the law firms supporting ...

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