HOUSTON – Attorney John B. Thomas, a founding partner of the Houston-based
law firm Hicks Thomas LLP, has been elected to the board of the directors
of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at New York University School of Law.
Well-known to New Yorkers for its annual film festival, the Forum is a
public humanities platform that hosts influential artists, public intellectuals,
and leaders in the legal profession. Its mission is to connect these great
thinkers and visionaries with the public in town hall-style conversations.
Among the Forum’s headliners are President Bill Clinton, activist
and author Elie Wiesel, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, former
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and movie director Oliver Stone.
“It is a thrill to join the board of such a creative, forward-thinking
organization where some of society’s biggest issues can be discussed
in an engaging, thought-provoking way,” says Mr. Thomas.
A noted Texas trial lawyer who is ranked among the nation’s leading
business litigators, Mr. Thomas has been associated with Forum Director
Thane Rosenbaum for more than 25 years. He says he and Mr. Rosenbaum hope
to broaden the reach of the organization, both demographically and geographically.
The Forum on Law, Culture & Society’s mission statement says
it is committed to providing “a unique, engaging, and entertaining
experience for both a public and online audience in examining the big
ideas of our day, including matters of law, justice, human rights and
civil society by bringing together influential artists, government officials
and public intellectuals in a dynamic setting that is spirited, enriching
Founded in 1997, Hicks Thomas LLP is a litigation boutique, representing
both plaintiffs and defendants in business and tort litigation. With offices
in Houston, Dallas and Sacramento, Calif., its practice areas include
energy, environmental and toxic torts, antitrust and anti-competitive
practices, employment and labor disputes and product liability cases.
Visit the firm’s website at http://www.hicks-thomas.com.
For more information on Mr. Thomas and his recent appointment, please contact
Kit Frieden at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.