Latasha Thomas Appointed Chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers
Clark Hill attorney Latasha R. Thomas was recently appointed as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). NABL is an association of nearly 3,000 lawyers who represent issuers, non-profit institutions and other participants in public finance transactions. NABL was established in 1979 to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance. NABL serves as a platform for its members to exchange ideas as to law and practice, and provides tools to help them continually improve the state of the art in the field.
The Diversity Committee, established in 2006, was created to facilitate increased participation by culturally diverse individuals within NABL and its activities. The NABL Board of Directors and the Diversity Committee have made it a high priority to identify diverse members of NABL who are interested in becoming involved in the work of its committees, such as serving as panelists and writing for NABL publications.These efforts have resulted in increased participation of diverse members in these activities and will continue to be a key component of the efforts of the Diversity Committee.
Latasha R. Thomas is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Government & Public Affairs, Public Finance, and Banking & Financial Services groups. Thomas focuses her practice on solving her clients' issues with federal, state and local governments; municipal finance; economic and urban development; real estate; mergers and acquisitions; and business transactions, including private equity investing. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Thomas was a four-term Alderman on the Chicago City Council. During her tenure, she served as Chairman of the Education Committee, where she spearheaded vital education issues affecting the Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. Thomas is a Past President of the Board of Directors for Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), an organization providing legal aid services to low income residents in Cook County. She is also heavily involved in the Firm’s ongoing diversity initiatives: BOLD, THRIVE, and PRIDE, which promote equality in the workplace for women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, respectively.