The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) honored Thomson Reuters Chief Legal Officer Thomas Kim with a Justice in Action Award for his career in service to diversity and inclusion and his leadership against anti-Asian hate. AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

At last week’s award ceremony in New York City, actor and author Kal Penn also earned a Justice in Action Award, and special guests included actors George Takei and BD Wong, and former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara.

The arts and entertainment blog Backstage Pass with Lia Chang covered the award ceremony, and highlighted Kim’s work: “Throughout his career, Thomas has led diversity initiatives, having helped launch a reverse mentoring program and a global diversity advisory council at Thomson Reuters and the ASCEND Executive Network in New York to aid Asian Pacific Americans rise to the C-suite. Thomas sits on the Advisory Council of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and the Board of Directors of the National GC Network: BIPOC Lawyers Leading the Way. Previously, Thomas was named one of the “Best Lawyers under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. As a leader, Thomas believes that purpose drives people and people drive profit.”

Preet Bharara, George Takei, Thomas Kim, Cindy Hsu, Kal Penn, BD Wong. Credit: Lia Chang/AALDEF.

Thomson Reuters congratulates Kim on his well-deserved recognition and thanks him for his leadership.

Learn more about AALDEF here, and read about Thomson Reuters social impact work and diversity initiatives here.

Photo credits: @liachang/@aaldef

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