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Thekdi Named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List

July 22, 2013

Varnum attorney Nina Thekdi has been named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List – Midwest Region, which recognizes 100 early- to mid-career attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the legal profession. Quarles & Brady’s Chicago office is hosting a reception and photo shoot for the honorees, who will also be profiled the Hot List Special Issue (July 2013).

In order to determine honorees, the selection committee went through a rigorous process that included several months of reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations were accepted from mentors, peers, and colleagues. Additionally, they made editorial picks based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.

Thekdi is based in the firm's metro Detroit office and is a member of Varnum's Labor and Employment Practice Team.  She focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visa petitions and both family and employment-based permanent residence petitions.

Thekdi is a member of Inforum (a professional women's alliance) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Thekdi earned her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.  She earned an master's degree in systems engineering from Oakland University and received her undergraduate degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.

Lawyers of Color (LOCInc) is a media research company focusing on lawyers of color which aims to promote the causes and contributions of minority attorneys. LOCInc has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.

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