Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Kristen Geyer

In December, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kristen Geyer, a Partner at Culhane Meadows PLLC. Kristen began her career in the securities practice group of a large Wall Street firm. When she decided to move from New York to D.C., she leveraged the computer skills from her journalism background to find work in the emerging practice area of computer law. With her background in securities, Kristen represented corporate clients and their interests in the new technologies of online trading and automated trading before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She further developed her international legal expertise when…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Kimberly Gahan

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kimberly Gahan, an Attorney Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Her work at the State Department focuses on nonproliferation and arms control issues. Prior to joining the State Department, Kimberly clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Kimberly currently works in the legal office for non-proliferation and arms control issues where she handles a range of non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) issues. The type of work and law an attorney in the State Department’s Office of the…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Lisa Savitt

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Lisa Savitt, a Partner in The Axelrod Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Lisa’s practice focuses on international and domestic litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution, representing foreign and domestic companies in matters involving complex legal, regulatory and technical issues. She is also Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. Albeit unexpected, Lisa’s legal work for the aviation industry launched her career in international law. Today, she encourages aspiring international attorneys to keep an open mind about their future career paths and to join the Section of International…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Bobbi Liebenberg

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg regarding her career and relentless support of advancing women in the legal profession. Bobbi is a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan, and Black in Philadelphia. Her practice focuses on class actions, antitrust and complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Bobbi’s robust career as a litigator and her leadership of numerous efforts to advance women in the legal profession are both fueled by her passion and grit.   Bobbi’s journey to selecting her practice area is “a great story about grit. I had clerked on the United…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Lexi Menish

In July, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Lexi Menish, an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lexi is a member of Freshfields' litigation practice, where she works on international arbitrations and global investigations. She worked with Freshfields in New York for three and a half years and now works in Singapore. Prior to law school, Lexi worked in Central China for three years where she developed an interest in rule of law and economic development issues. Lexi pursued her interest in international law at Vanderbilt Law School in a number of ways, and she ultimately found her niche…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Yi-Chin Ho

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Yi-Chin Ho regarding her work at Latham & Watkins LLP. Yi-Chin is a litigation partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations and Antitrust & Competition practice groups. Her practice primarily focuses on representing Chinese or Taiwanese clients with business in the United States. Despite the challenges of bridging two very different cultures, she has leveraged her language and legal skills to build a thriving international practice. Even before starting law school, Yi-Chin knew that she wanted to use her law degree and language skills to bridge the gap of legal…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Eva Spahn

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Eva Spahn regarding her work at Greenberg Traurig LLP. Eva is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice and based in the Miami office. Her practice primarily focuses on general commercial matters in both federal and state courts. She also represents clients in matters involving the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). As a litigator, every work day for Eva is completely different. “My favorite part is exactly that - no two days are alike. Every case requires you to become an expert in that case and the client’s business.…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Present - Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation

Ms. JD and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Present  Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills Directly From The Source Rising 2Ls and 3Ls - worried about upcoming on-campus interviews? Need to perfect your resume and revamp your interview skills? Not sure your LinkedIn profile is up to par? We are here to help you jump start your on-campus interview success! On Monday July 13, 2015 from 6-9 pm Ms. JD and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP will host Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills Directly From the Source, a boot camp for on-campus interview success. Ms. JD and a faculty…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD and White & Case LLP Present: Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills

Ms. JD and White & Case LLP Present:  Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills Directly From The Source Rising 2Ls and 3Ls - worried about upcoming on-campus interviews? Need to perfect your resume and revamp your interview skills? Not sure your LinkedIn Profile is up to par? We are here to help you jump start your on-campus interview success! On Wednesday, July 15th, Ms. JD, and White & Case LLP will host Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills Directly From the Source, a boot camp for on-campus interview success.  Ms. JD and a faculty of experienced attorneys will work…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Joanna Rosen

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Joanna Rosen regarding her work at Latham & Watkins LLP. Joanna is an associate in both the Global Antitrust and Competition, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups. Joanna’s practice focuses primarily on civil and criminal antitrust, and the majority of her clients are international companies that do business in the United States, but are headquartered elsewhere. Joanna’s work with international clientele puts a fascinating spin on civil antitrust litigation, and creates very specific challenges for her. Not only is the law in this area stacked against the defendant, but…

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