It’s no secret that Big Law is interested in the candidates who go to the top 10-20 schools and out of those, only the ones who graduate in the top 15% of those classes. Given that, there are other highly coveted positions where others practice law in the private sector. There are lawyers in large Fortune 500 companies, those who are in venture-backed high tech companies which go public, those whose backgrounds do not necessarily include the top 10 law schools but are highly qualified, talented and skilled attorneys who are thriving and are successful in the private sector. How did they do it? How did their sexual orientation/racial background (intersectionality) play a part of it? You are invited to an open discussion on how these women beat the odds and crushed the obstacles in their way to get to where they are now.
Location: Franklin 5
Speakers: Christine Capuyan (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati); Janice Jabido (UTC Pratt & Whitney Division); Angela Lim (Grasshopper Ventures); Bendita Malakia (Hogan Lovells (US) LLP); Connie Montoya (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP); Michelle Peak (LSG Sky Chefs)
CLE Materials: I II