Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Timothy Lupinacci is Chair of the Financial Services Department, Office Managing Shareholder for Birmingham, and incoming Chairman and CEO at Baker Donelson. He also serves on the firm's Diversity Committee and is the former Co-Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative Pathways to Leadership Committee.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Tim created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Tim's pledge here.  

Baker Donelson has a variety of diversity initiatives, including a scholarship program, mandatory diversity training, and supplier diversity programs. The firm also partners with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Nashville Bar Association to provide internships for aspiring lawyers.

Baker Donelson was named an Top Performer in 2013, 2016, and 2020.

Joined LCLD 2009 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Mary Tullis; 2021: Marcus Maples; 2020: Camalla Guyton; 2019: Suneel Gupta; 2018: Kavita Shelat; 2017: Nakimuli Davis-Primer; 2016: Eddy De Los Santos; 2015: Damany F. Ransom; 2014: Natalie Renee Bolling; 2013:Robert F. Tom; 2012: Erica V. Mason; 2011: Clarence Risin

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Sheena Khawaja, Charles McLaurin; 2021: Tanya Santillan, Janelle Alleyne; 2019: Betty Richmond; 2018: Tiye FoleyMary Wu Tullis; 2017: Betty RichmondKavita Shelat; 2016: Nakimuli Davis-PrimerMaia Woodhouse; 2015: Jennifer ErvinCamalla Kimbrough

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2022: Megan Pitt, Justin Bell, Monica Austin; 2021: Tyler Olivier, Star Kimbrow, Constanza Mayz, Rachel Cao; 2020: Brenna Moreno, Stefan Kostas, Sangeetha Kannan, Zaria Walker, Miguel Perez, Christina Goulet; 2019: Babafemi "Femi" Fatade, Harrison DuPont, Fanny Chac, Haley Steinman; 2018: Scott Chen, Carly Goodson, Chelsea Thomas; 2017: Simone Ford, Xeris Gregory, Victoria Young; 2016: Ralph Culpepper, Deitra Jones, Benjamin Obomanu; 2015: Sarah Carrier, J. Levi Stoneking; 2014: William B. Belton, Rama S. Douglas, Nia K. Oates, Shalyn Smith; 2013: Melissa Fox, Vincent Lewis, Neeraj Shah; 2012: Eric Coleman, Adrienne Coronado, Fred N. Muna

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2022, 2021)

Members: Timothy Lupinacci

Diversity Professionals: Cheryl HuntMark Baugh

Communications: Johanna Burkett