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Successful JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Holly Fujie of Los Angeles, CA

Side Note from the author: As you may have noticed above the title has changed from the usual weekly feature. One of the first things Holly mentioned to me was that she didn’t like the title superwomen as she didn’t think you needed super human powers to be a successful attorney and over all female role model. While Holly may not be super human, she is an amazing role model and I may need to be blessed with super human powers to achieve her role model status. Bio for this week’s successful woman JD Holly Fujie: Holly J. Fujie is…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Susan Court of Washington, D.C.

Bio for this week’s superwoman JD Susan Court: Susan J. Court was appointed by Chairman Joseph Kelliher in November 2005 to serve as Director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Enforcement. Joining the Commission as an attorney-advisor in 1982, Ms. Court has worked in every area of its jurisdiction (natural gas, electric, oil, and hydropower). She served as a commissioner's assistant and executive assistant to the chairman before becoming a senior agency manager in 1986, when she was appointed Associate General Counsel for Gas and Oil, leading the Commission's legal staff responsible for developing and implementing the agency's…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Diane Russell of Silverdale, WA

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD Diane Russell: Diane has practiced law since 1986, including six years with the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. She has been a trustee with the Kitsap County Bar Association, president and vice president of the Washington Women Lawyers, Kitsap County Chapter and a board member and president of the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce. Diane has twice been recognized as a Rising Star in the Washington Law and Politics magazine, a recognition for young professionals with the talent to make it to the top of their field who are age 40 and under. She has…

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Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Nicole Auerbach of Chicago, IL

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD, Nicole Auerbach: Nicole Auerbach is a member of the recently formed Valorem Law Group. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation as well as representing clients in arbitrations, mediations and appellate work. Previously, Auerbach had been a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, which she joined in 1993 upon graduating from law school. At Katten, Auerbach co-founded and co-chaired its acclaimed Women's Leadership Forum. In 2005, Auerbach was cited in the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch." She was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008.…

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SuperWomen JDs And What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Roberta Liebenberg of Philadelphia, PA

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Ms. Liebenberg is a member of Fine, Kaplan and Black. She is a 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1975 graduate of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was the Notes Editor of the Law Review. Thereafter, she served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and class actions. In addition, Ms. Liebenberg handles the defense of white collar criminal cases. In May, 2007, Ms. Liebenberg was…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Jan Macpherson of Washington, D.C.

Bio for this week’s superwoman Jan Macpherson: Jan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978 and went to work in the Department of the Interior, where she worked primarily on surface mining regulation. In 1982, she came to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she has worked ever since, mostly on electric rate regulation. She has been a staff attorney, a senior attorney, and an advisor to Commissioner Jerry Langdon. She primarily worked in the areas of corporate transactions under section 203 of the FPA and interconnection of new generating facilities to the grid. Jan is a true mentor…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Katherine B. Edwards of Alexandria, Virginia

Bio for the author of the column: Noha Sidhom is a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Before attending law school, Noha interned on Capitol Hill for the Honorable Charles Timothy Hagel and went on to campaign for Senate candidate Peter Ricketts. During law school, she clerked at Husch Blackwell Sanders, formerly Blackwell Sanders. She also did an internship at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Enforcement and an internship at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she is now an attorney in the Office of General Counsel. Noha is licensed in New York and…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Penny Berger of Lincoln, Nebraska

Ed. Note: The following post is the first post of a new series contributed to Ms. JD by attorney Noha Sidhom. The series is entitled 'SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them.' Check back regularly for new posts in this series. Bio for the author of the column: Noha Sidhom is a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Before attending law school, Noha interned on Capitol Hill for the Honorable Charles Timothy Hagel and went on to campaign for Senate candidate Peter Ricketts. During law school, she clerked at Husch Blackwell Sanders, formerly Blackwell…

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