Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Vivian M. Arias has been selected for the 2016 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”). This year-long mentoring program offers participants the opportunity to build relationships and leadership skills by connecting with and learning from top general counsels and managing partners from across the nation.
Arias is a Real Estate and Banking Partner in the Firm’s New York office. She focuses her practice on representing institutional lenders, including national banks, special servicers, and investment banks, in creditors’ rights litigation, insolvency, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, as well as loan restructurings and workouts. She also represents corporate and individual parties in contract and commercial disputes in arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts. Arias has been selected for inclusion in New York Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2011-2015) and Empire State Counsel® by New York Bar Association.
Past LCLD Fellows from Thompson & Knight include Gregory D. Binns and Adrienne E. Dominguez, both Trial Partners in the Dallas office, and Demetra L. Liggins, a Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner in the Firm’s Houston office.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 800 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.