Women have made significant gains in the legal profession. But even in 2020, women are woefully underrepresented in the partnership ranks of major law firms. In the coming months, I will be interviewing women who have broken through the glass ceiling and have been elevated to partnership.
Josh Rissmiller, is now a partner at a corporate boutique in Boston. But he started his legal career at one of the top firms in New York and lateraled to an international firm in Boston. What was it like to leave a large firm, what did he gain by starting out as an associate at a big New York firm and how is his life different (and better) at a boutique.
Anyone who has ever met John Hession knows that he is not your typical attorney. He is someone who really tries to connect with everyone whether they are partners, associates, support staff or clients. John is also someone who has tremendous wisdom about what it takes to succeed in a big law firm.
I’ve known John for over 25 years and recently sat down with him over breakfast to catch up. We talked about practicing at a big firm and his transition into more of a professional
In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel podcast, I welcome former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan. Mo currently serves as President, Global Government Affairs and Policy for General Electric. In my interview, he talks about his journey from the practice of law to public service and into government affairs.
After a brief summer hiatus, Counsel to Counsel is back! In my latest episode, I speak with Jon Klavens of Klavens Law Group about how he has built a mission driven law practice. Jon is a fellow alum of Northeastern University School of Law. Like many NUSL students, Jon came to the school with a strong interest in the public interest. After a prestigious clerkship and a long stint at the Boston firm Goodwin Procter, Jon decided he wanted to have more impact on the world. He didn’t want to work for a non-profit so he found a way to serve the public good by representing companies involved in clean energy, clean technology, resource recovery, sustainable agriculture and food ventures, and social enterprise. You can hear the episode wherever you get your podcasts. Stay tuned for many other interesting interviews throughout the Fall.
If you are in a job search, time can seem to stand still. You send out resumes and hear nothing. Or you get an initial response indicating that the employer would like to invite you in for an interview. They say they will get back to you to schedule a time to meet; but weeks … Read more
In my latest podcast, I speak with Lauren Stiller Rikleen. Lauren is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. She shares some great advice for women who are looking to advance in the practice of law. Her wisdom is also very relevant to men.
Thinking about starting a solo practice? That’s what Matt Yospin did six years ago after spending his first two years at a large Boston firm. He has some great advice for anyone thinking about doing the same. See show notes for a lot more resources on starting a law practice.
My colleague Amy Levine has some great tips for nailing your next job interview. In the program notes, I also mention my own interviewing tips which can be found here.