Thomas A. Duckenfield III, Esq. Bio
Thomas A. Duckenfield, III is the CEO of Diversity Spectrum. He manages the affairs and operations of the company, which consists of several multi-media properties that provide worldwide diversity-focused news, information, and intelligence to diversity professionals and the public.
As an attorney and management consultant, Mr. Duckenfield has represented a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies and municipalities to minority and women-owned companies in global diversity, government relations, government contracts and foreign direct investment matters. He has served in the various capacities of a partner, principal, CEO and COO at several national and international law firms and corporations.
Mr. Duckenfield has conducted numerous internal diversity audits, designed and developed diversity and inclusion training programs, defused high-profile diversity disputes, led several international trade missions and delegations, and spoken on the topics of global supplier diversity, workforce diversity, diverse government and community relations, corporate social responsibility, and cultural authentication.
Mr. Duckenfield has also advised clients and litigated protests and claims concerning information technology, shipbuilding and military materiel procurements, including several matters concerning classified and security issues. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army General Counsel’s Honors Program in the Pentagon, where his responsibilities included providing legal advice at the Secretary and three-star general level on information technology; munitions production; intellectual property; utilization of small and minority-owned businesses; outsourcing, and alternative dispute resolution. He also served as a reservist at the Headquarters, U.S. Army Litigation Center.
Mr. Duckenfield is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. An avid traveler and student of history and culture, Mr. Duckenfield has visited all 50 U.S. states, 63 countries, and 18 indigenous nations; is proficient in Spanish; and speaks French, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese.
Education: J.D., Harvard Law School; A.B., History and African American Studies, cum laude, Princeton University; Distinguished Military Graduate, U.S. Army R.O.T.C.; Commission, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Infantry; Commission, Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps; cum laude, Saint Albans School.