Co-Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Thomas Froehle Jr. became Chair and Managing Partner of Faegre Baker Daniels in 2017 after serving as the firm's Chief Operating Partner. He also serves on the boards of Indiana Sports Corp. and the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
“Although we are making some progress, we cannot be content will small successes,” Thomas said of his firm’s efforts to improve diversity. “We need to strive to make the profession much more diverse and will need to be more innovative to do so.”
Faegre Baker Daniels' diversity initiatives include fellowships for diverse second-year law students, promoting minorities in leadership roles, and a Women’s Forum for Achievement. The firm also has a variety of diversity awareness events, like special LGBT Pride Month programming, and cites LCLD’s 1L Scholars Program as an important part of their diversity pipeline efforts.
Faegre Baker Daniels was an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014, 2013)
2021: Sulema Medrano Novak; 2020: Yasmin Best; 2019: Christine Kain; 2018: Christopher H. Dolan; 2017: Joel Sayres; 2016: Steven Reeves; 2015: Miko Hernandez; 2014: Shiv Ghuman O'Neill; 2013: Lica Tomizuka; 2012: Brenda J. Robinson; 2011: Will F. Stute
2021: Scholastica Baker, Michelle Francois; 2020: Sumaya Noush, David Yoshimura; 2019: Ruben Gonzalez; 2018: Sylvia Bokyung St. Clair; 2017: Samina A. Kapadia; 2016: Stacie Gonsalves Linguist; 2015: Faris Rashid
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Vicki Wang, Shelby Pickar-Dennis, Nikolas Spilson, Sergio Gonzalez, Maria Sanchez, Kevin Green, Mason Medeiros, Jayashree Vankateswaran, Yue Zhao, Molly Nelson-Regan, Feven Yohannes; 2020: Tenzin Dolkar, Alexis Walker-Dunham, Madison Kemker, Federico Benvenutto, Andrew Park, Phyu-Sin Than, Diego Garcia, Emilie Erickson; 2019: Charles Whiting, Maurice Baynard, Tyler Graham, Zoey Twyford, David Adeleye, Camila Pacheco-Flores, Rachel Palermo; 2018: Gabriel Branco, Cameron Chan, Taylor Kim, Colton Lyons, Bob Onghetich, Yara Rashad, Xiaoqi Tang; 2017: Jessica Cordero, David Gomez, Shawn Kim, Emanuele McMiller, Kiera Murphy, Charles Shi; 2016: Aurora Barnes, Isabelle Chammas, Nyajuok Deng, Alex Kim, Zachary Mahone, Kareem Tawfic, Matthew Thompson; 2015: Melody Bledsoe, Jacqueline Lim; 2014: Marquita Davis, Josh Espinosa, Sylonda Lang, Donna Long, Will Orlady, Noeli Serna, Jonathan Nemani; 2013: Stefanie Dai, Justin Kingsolver, Jennifer Lesh, Priya Patel, Hahn Pham, Raxit Shah; 2012: Sara Canby, Reginald Cuyler, Jr., Anne Lee, Charles Mao, Vince Pham, Juliana Yanez
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015)
Member: Thomas Froehle Jr.
Diversity Professional: Brita Horvath
Communications: Andrea Corbito