Thompson Hine Lawyer Barbara Lum Appointed to NAPABA Board

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that Barbara
A. Lum
, a lawyer in the firm’s Product Liability Litigation group,
has been appointed to the National Asian Pacific American Bar
Association’s Board of Governors for a two-year term.

Lum has held leadership positions in NAPABA at both the national and
regional levels, most recently serving as a national co-chair of the
NAPABA Young Lawyers Network and as the alternate regional governor for
the NAPABA Central Region. Locally, she has served since 2013 as
president of the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, which is a
NAPABA affiliate organization, and will continue serving in that role
until 2017.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the
national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law
professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over
55,000 attorneys and over 75 national, state, and local bar
associations. Since its inception in 1988, NAPABA has been at the
forefront of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights,
combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes, increasing the
diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, and professional

“Barbara’s tireless energy and commitment to serving the legal community
make her a fantastic lawyer and advocate for our clients,” said Andrew
H. Cox, Product Liability Litigation practice group leader. “Her
important leadership role furthers the firm’s commitment to diversity,
community and professional involvement, and we are proud of her ongoing
contributions to NAPABA and to our firm.”

Lum defends clients in product liability and mass tort litigation,
putative class actions, personal injury cases, and long-term care
facility and nursing home litigation. She provides counsel on risk
mitigation and avoidance strategies, and drafts warnings and product
instructions, warranties, and commercial terms and conditions. Lum also
has experience handling a variety of white collar criminal matters.

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business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
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