Johner "J.T." Wilson III, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Chicago, was named to Crain's Chicago Business "2020 Notable Minority Executives in Accounting, Consulting & Law" list.
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This year's list of Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting, and Law features a cohort of 56 who have overcome challenges and bias to rise to the top of their professions. With the death of George Floyd and the intensified Black Lives Matter movement, many have stepped up to more visible roles in diversity and inclusion initiatives. At professional services firms, they are involved not just in recruiting but in making sure young associates have the tools and opportunities to advance and succeed.
Many are writing, speaking, and engaging social media on issues of racial and social justice. Some are conducting training in implicit bias. They take on pro bono work to help the disadvantaged and join community organizations to support at-risk youth.
At their firms, these professionals are helping to navigate the pandemic, whether supporting colleagues in remote work or helping clients in matters of employment law, immigration, intellectual property, mergers, raising capital or managing taxes. In an extraordinary year, they've risen to the challenge.
J.T. focuses his practice on labor and employment law and leads the Labor and Employment team in Chicago. His experience includes litigating claims of private and public companies involving employment and other business related counseling and litigation. As lead trial counsel, he has practiced before the U.S. district courts, circuit courts of Illinois, and federal and state administrative agencies across the nation. J.T. also provides practical advice and counsel on a variety of complex business operation and employment initiatives.