Future 50: Ali Haque, Bricker & Eckler
Future 50 Class of 2020
Partner, Bricker & Eckler
About: Ali Haque is a litigator who became a partner at Bricker & Eckler about a year ago. He is a Muslim who has a passion for improving diversity in the legal profession—both internally at the firm and externally through involvement with the American Bar Association, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. Haque has been involved extensively with each. He also has distinguished himself through his work with a prominent local Fortune 100 insurance company.
Outside of work: Haque is immediate past president, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio; a 2019 Ohio State Bar Foundation fellow; a fellow on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; past chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee on Business Law; a member of Bricker & Eckler’s diversity committee; and chair of Vassar College alumni interviewing.
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What does Columbus need to thrive? “Transportation, tech job growth and affordable housing. Columbus can use emerging transportation technology to make the region more accessible, and autonomous cars can help alleviate traffic congestion and the need to own a car. Many cities experiencing growth have a significant presence of tech jobs. And as Columbus continues to grow, we need to find ways to grow affordable housing.”
Haque’s idea: “A community health project focused on children. Let’s find ways to improve access to healthy food and safe physical activities. We can work with the City of Columbus, local school districts, Ohio State, Nationwide Children’s and local hospital networks to collaborate. I’d also like a project focused on facilitating and incubating ideas for improving access to affordable housing.”