Corporate Partner, Global Head of U.S. Practice, Linklaters LLP

Tom Shropshire became Global Head of the U.S. Practice in 2017. He is one of the architects (and the Co-Head) of the firm’s Operational Intelligence Group and a Co-Head of the firm’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Network. An advocate of diversity, Tom was nominated as “Outstanding Role Model of the Year” at the European Diversity Awards and co-authored “The Partner Review: A Report into the Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards.” 

Linklaters feels strongly that an inclusive work environment is a human rights issue. The firm has diversity work groups in local offices and participates in diversity groups around the globe. Linklaters’ awards for diversity include Best International Law Firm for Minority Women Lawyers in 2011 and Diversity Law Firm of the Year in 2010.

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Fellows nominated:
2021: Kyara Mathias; 2020: Jonathan Ching; 2019: Christian Albanesi; 2018: Penelope Jensen; 2017: Jacques Schillaci; 2016: Adriana Maestas; 2015: Antonia Sherman; 2014: Peter L. Cohen-Millstein; 2013: Brenda Diane DiLuigi; 2012: Jessica Thompson Blatz

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Emma Cano; 2020: Celeste Jackson, Sean Mooney; 2019: Elizabeth Raulston, Amit Parekh; 2018: Valentina Burger-Jimenez, Joanna McDonald; 2017: Jose Medina, Stephanie Tennant; 2016: William Huynh

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Yewande Ford, Earl Quermorllue; 2020: Alexis Banks, Shefain Islam, Myles McMurchy; 2019: Taylor Davis, Edwin Colon; 2018: Mark Davies, Jennifer Pierre; 2017: Kendra Rosario; 2016: Lizzeth Merchan, Aya Saed, Jordan Weatherwax; 2015: Daniel Chen, Naeem Crawford Muhammad, Randolph Jacob Shaner; 2014: Alan Dockeray; 2013: Narges, Aminolsharei; 2012: Theresa Troupson

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2015, 2012

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014)

Member: Tom Shropshire

Diversity Professional: Lucy Makepeace

Communications: Martha McInnis