WELCOME DEREK S. THOMAS AND ANA G. PEÑA
Derek S. Thomas
Derek is a 2021 J.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a member of the Business and Tax Law Association. Prior to law school, Derek interned at a national risk management company and worked as a volunteer law clerk with LegalCORPS, a Minnesota nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand access to the legal system. Derek received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Ana G. Peña
Ana is a 2021 J.D. candidate at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, where she is a Business Law Fellow and the recipient of the Loyola Law School Merit Scholarship. At Loyola, Ana is a member of the Women’s Law Association, and of La Raza de Loyola, an organization in existence since the 1960s which advocates for Latina/o educational and social issues on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods. Prior to law school, Ana received her undergraduate degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She is fluent in Spanish. Ana joins Larson • King via the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship. She will also spend a portion of her summer interning in the legal department at the 3M Company.
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) is a non-profit association of law firms and corporate legal departments. TCDIP’s mission is to support its members as they attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color in the Twin Cities legal community. The 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship aims to promote the Twin Cities legal community to 1L students of color who are historically underrepresented in the legal profession, and who are interested in exploring a legal career here. During their rotation, summer clerks receive feedback, coaching, and mentoring from top private practice and in-house attorneys. For more information on this program, click here.