January 17, 2018
Dallas - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund has joined the Board of Directors for Café Momentum, a non-profit organization that provides young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities with a 12-month paid, post-release internship program focusing on all aspects of the restaurant business.
Ms. Ecklund is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office where she focuses her practice on litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients before state and federal trial courts. She practices primarily in the healthcare, complex commercial litigation, and white collar litigation sections. Ms. Ecklund has been recognized for her legal work by The Best Lawyers in America® (2018) by Woodward/White Inc.; “Under 40 Hot List” (2016-2017), “Local Litigation Star” (2016), and “Future Star” (2012-2015) by Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (2016-2017); Texas Super Lawyers® Top 50 Texas Women Up-and-Coming Attorneys (2017) by Thomson Reuters; and Texas Rising Stars® (2012-2017) by Thomson Reuters.
In addition to her involvement with Café Momentum, she is actively involved in civic and professional organizations. Ms. Ecklund serves as a Board Member of Neighbor Up. Also, she is a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; and DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar.
Since the inception of Café Momentum in 2011 and its restaurant doors opening in January 2015, nearly 400 at-risk youth have been involved with Café Momentum. While serving more than 15,000 diners, these young men and women have acquired professional, transferable job skills within the restaurant business, while bonding with case managers and gaining the knowledge that success is attainable. To learn more about Café Momentum, visit http://cafemomentum.org/.