Reception Photos: Midwest Region Hot List 2014

Hot List 2014 LOGOUPDATE: Lawyers of Color has named 100 minority attorneys from the Midwest Region to its Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys excelling in the legal profession. These distinguished attorneys were feted at a reception at the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady on July 14th. The honorees, who are in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners, were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives. Honorees will also be profiled in the Hot List 2014 Issue. The digital version will be released on July 28, 2014. See reception photos (by Chicago’s Worsom Robinson) and the names of this year’s Midwest Region honorees below:

Special Honoree

The Honorable Edmond E-Min Chang, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Hot List Honorees

Name Company City, State
Abimbola Obisesan Dykema Gossett Bloomfield Hills, MI
Ahmad Huda Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Detroit, MI
Aleka L. Jones Seyfarth Chicago, IL
Alicia A. Bond-Lewis Dinsmore Cincinnati
Arindam Kar Bryan Cave St. Louis, MO
Arlene K. Lim Winston Chicago, IL
Bertina Barnes Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman Indianapolis, IN
Brian Cunningham Ford & Harrison Minneapolis, MN
Carleen B. Griffith Lewis Rice St. Louis
Chaundra C. Monday Squire Cleveland
Chris Kim Kahn Frost Brown Todd Cincinnati, OH
Chris-Tia Donaldson Oracle Chicago, IL
Christine Kim Briggs and Morgan Minneapolis, MN
Daniel Spivey Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Denver, CO
Danny Tang Godfrey & Kahn Madison, WI
Darryl Chatman Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis, MO
David Rawlinson II W.W. Grainger, Inc. Chicago, IL
Eduardo Kim Thompson Hines Cleveland, OH
Elizabeth Nguyen Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale St. Louis, MO
Emily Chow Faegre & Benson Minneapolis, MN
Emmanuel Ayuk Stinson Kansas City, MO
Eric Mathis MAHLE Industries Farmington Hills, MI
Eric Choi Neal Gerber & Eisenberg Chicago, IL
Ericka Watson AbbVie Chicago, IL
Erika Jeung Dickey Michael Best & Friedrich Milwaukee, WI
Errin Simpkins Omnicare Cincinnati, OH
Fitzgerald “Jerry” Bramwell Fitzgerald Bramwell Chicago, IL
Haroon Anwar Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Indianapolis, IN
Hatsuki Miyata Procter & Gamble Cincinnati Area
Hemant Keshar Harness Dickey Troy, MI
India Williams Sidley Chicago, IL
Jamila S. Covington Navistar, Inc. Chicago, IL
Jason Allen Foley & Lardner Milwaukee, WI
Jason L. Brown Dyson Chicago, Illinois
Jenny S. kim Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Chicago, IL
Jessica Kimbrough United Airlines Chicago, IL
John Min Kellogg Company Battle Creek, MI
Julian Harrell Taft, Stettinius & Hollister Indianapolis, IN
June Casalmir Sprint Nextel Overland Park, KS
Junhua Gu Butzel Long Detroit, MI
Karla Sanchez Sherman & Howard Denver, CO
Keisa M. Johnson Centene Corporation St. Louis, MO
Keith J. BAE Shook Kansas City, MO
Kendric Cobb Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, IL
Kristin Givens State Farm Bloomington, IL
Kristopher Clemmons Amazon Chicago, IL
LaGail Williams-Demby R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Chicago
Lea Madry Chapman and Cutler LLP Chicago, IL
Leslie Guttierez Clark Hill Chicago, IL
Lorraine Hernandez Hahn Loeser & Parks Columbus, OH
Luis Avila Varnum Grand Rapids, MI
Malik Duncan Newmont Mining Corporation Denver, CO
Malisheia Douglas Calfee, Halter & Griswold Cleveland, OH
Marcos Barbosa Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Kansas City, MO
Mark Hatcher Baker Hostetler Columbus, OH
Melissa Anyetei Mayer Brown Chicago, IL
Mercedes Hill Jenner Block Chicago, IL
Michael Allen Ice Miller Indianapolis
Michael Chu Kirkland Chicago, IL
Michele Bradley McDonald’s Corporation Chicago, IL
Mimi Hu Patton Boggs Denver, CO
Mohammed Furqan Perkins Coie Chicago, IL
Monica (Barber) Mason John Deere Moline, IL
Naomi Oglesby Lewis & Munday Detroit, MI
Nicholas O’Conner Locke Lord Chicago, IL
Nicole White Allstate Chicago, IL
Nicole Alexander Peabody Energy Saint Louis, MO
O. Hanna Badmus Barnes & Thornburg Chicago, IL
Omer Rafatullah Baker McKenzie Chicago, IL
Pam Zhang Couch Sidley Chicago, IL
Phuong Lam Kraft Foods Chicago, IL
Pingshan Li Ulmer & Berne Cleveland, OH
Puamuh Ghogomu Walgreen Co. Chicago, IL
Rae Timothy Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP Chicago, IL
Rajee Harris Principal Financial Des Moines, IA
Rebeca Lopez Godfrey & Kahn Milwaukee, WI
Reena R. Bajowala Jenner Chicago, IL
Rylan Rawlins Cardinal Health Toledo, OH
Sheri Fadeyi Motorola Mobility Chicago, Illinois
Shoko Naruo Thompson Coburn St. Louis, MO
Simone Jones Loeb & Loeb Chicago, IL
Simul Jhaveri SmithAmundsen Chicago, IL
Sirisha Bendapudi Katten Chicago, IL
Sonia Arnold Eli Lilly Indianapolis, IN
Sanju Oommen Cook County State Attorney Office Chicago, IL
Sonya Olds Som Major, Lindsey & Africa Chicago, IL
Stacy Walton Long Krieg DeVault Indianapolis, IN
Stephanie Hor-Chen Vedder Price Chicago, IL
Stephen Wu McDermott Chicago, IL
Steven DeVougas Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Milwaukee, WI
TaKeena Thompson Cohen & Malad Indianapolis, IN
Tamira Chapman Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI
Thea E. Kelly The Dow Chemical Company Indianapolis, IN
Trevin Dillon Macy’s Cincinnati, OH
Veronica N. Bennu Nationwide Columbus, OH
Wakaba Tessier Husch Blackwell St. Louis, MO
Wale Akinmoladun Lathrop & Gage Kansas City, MO
Warren E. Buliox Gonzalez Saggio Harlan Milwaukee, WI
William Walden Quarles & Brady Chicago, IL
Yuezhong Feng Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Chicago, IL

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