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Christie Asselin—Wedding Lawyer

I connected with Christie Asselin several months ago via social media. Christie has an inspirational story. I hope that you will enjoy learning about Christie’s journey. Can you please provide a brief summary of your professional background? I graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in Political Science.  I received my JD from Seattle University. Since 2009, I have worked as a freelance research and writing attorney. I am also a wedding lawyer. More on what that means below… While in law school, did you know that you wanted to work in your current field? Not at all! When I went…

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Meet Nicole Abboud—Fashion Lawyer & Gen Y Podcaster

As the practice of law has evolved significantly since the economic downturn in the mid 2000s, I decided to showcase the story of an attorney who is also a millennial.  Learn how Nicole Abboud is using her talents and drive to create a fascinating personal brand. Can you please provide a brief summary of your professional background? I am an almost-4th year attorney practicing Fashion Law in Los Angeles, Ca. I received my B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles and after 3 glorious years, I graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2011. Upon graduating, I practiced…

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Meet Cara Tuttle Bell of Vanderbilt University

Recently I had the opportunity to connect with Cara Tuttle Bell of Vanderbilt University.  I enjoyed learning about Cara’s career path and her work in higher education advocating for social justice. Can you please provide a brief summary of your background? I am the Director of the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response at Vanderbilt University.  I previously served as the Associate Director for Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity at Vanderbilt University and as the Director of Programs for the Women’s Center at Northwestern University.  I hold a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, Master…

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Patricia Garcia Rodriguez, human rights attorney

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Patricia Garcia Rodriguez, a human rights lawyer.   I enjoyed learning about her interesting work. Could you please provide a brief summary of your professional background? My name is Patricia Garcia Rodriguez and I am an international lawyer, specialized and expert on Business and Human Rights. I am originally from Spain, but I came to New York in 2012 to get my Masters degree in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. I initially began my career as a legal associate in one of the Spanish leading law firms (http://www.cuatrecasas.com).…

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Meet Kelsey Finch, Policy Counsel at a DC think tank

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Kelsey Finch to discuss her career path and her work at the Future of Privacy Forum.  Kelsey serves as Policy Counsel for this DC think tank. I enjoyed learning about Kelsey’s groundbreaking research. Could you provide a brief summary of your professional background? I studied law at Yeshiva University (Cardozo) School of Law in New York City. I chose to attend Cardozo because of their intellectual property law program. While in law school, I ended up enrolling in privacy courses.  I also authored articles about the privacy field. After law school, I obtained…

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Meet Katie Shay, International Human Rights Lawyer

Recently I had the opportunity to meet international human rights lawyer Katie Shay of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable.   I enjoyed learning about Katie’s path to conducting compelling work with this amazing NGO. Could you please provide a brief summary of your professional background? I am currently the Legal and Policy Coordinator at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, and have worked here since I graduated from law school. I have been working in corporate accountability in some capacity since I started law school. I first worked in this area at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence suing companies that…

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Interview with a Privacy Professional

Privacy is a hot topic right now and it has a global reach.  Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Sarah Taieb a Senior Associate in the Paris office of Hogan Lovells to learn about her career as well as learn about the privacy field. Could you provide a brief summary of your professional background? I studied law in France at the Université de Paris X Nanterre where I studied both French law and Anglo-American law and earned a dual degree.  Then I attended the University of Richmond in Virginia to obtain a JD.  I took the New York…

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