mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: “The Corporate Healthcare Attorney” – An Interview with Linda Hatcher of Theodora Oringher

It has been a great year here at Deal Makers and Breakers. I’m pleased to announce the last interview of my tenure as a Writer-in-Residence features Senior Attorney Linda Hatcher of the Los Angeles firm, Theodora Oringher.Ms. Hatcher has extensive legal experience with business formations, operations, transactions, and regulatory matters. In her extremely varied practice, she represents physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and businesses related to the health care and life science industries with their business formations, ventures, contracts, licenses, regulatory compliance, and other general legal matters. In addition to her professional activities and involvement on the leadership of…

read more

mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: “The Boutique Corporate Law Firm Founder and Managing Partner” - An Interview with Heather McCormick of Credo Law Partners

After a short hiatus, Deal Makers and Breakers is back! This month’s column features Heather McCormick, founder and managing partner of Credo Law Partners, a Los Angeles corporate law firm. Ms. McCormick has experience providing general business law representation to emerging growth companies, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and other corporate clients. She represents some of Los Angeles’ preeminent private equity funds, as well as the area’s upcoming technology companies. Scroll to the end of the post for Ms. McCormick's full bio.  Describe your education and early professional background.  As an undergraduate, I attended the University of Pennsylvania. When I…

read more

mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: “The Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Corporate Law Partner” - An Interview with Suzanne Graeser of Morrison & Foerster

This month’s Deal Makers and Breakers features Suzanne Graeser, a corporate law partner in the Palo Alto office of Morrison & Foerster. Ms. Graeser’s practice focuses on emerging companies and venture capital investment, with an emphasis on entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and executive compensation. Ms. Graeser is the West Coast chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group, the former Chair of the Executive Committee to the California State Bar’s Business Law Section, and an advisor to the Business Law News.Ms. Graeser’s experience as a partner in an Am Law 100 law…

read more

mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: “The Consultant” - An Interview with Beth Inadomi of The Podesta Group

Practicing attorneys are not the only Deal Makers and Breakers in the corporate setting, and they aren’t the only one with a law degree. This month’s column features Beth Inadomi, a Principal at top government relations and public affairs firm, the Podesta Group. Her full bio appears at the end of the interview.  Ms. Inadomi isn’t the traditional corporate law firm “Deal Maker and Breaker,” but she is definitely a female powerhouse. Below, read how she turned her interest in “space law” into a full-time legal career and created her own path to success. **** Did you always have an…

read more

mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: “The Academic” - An Interview with Professor Afra Afsharipour

When I think of corporate law scholarship, I think of UC Davis School of Law Professor Afra Afsharipour.  Professor Afsharipour teaches future lawyers the basics of business law while also impacting the legal landscape with interesting, timely, and relevant research on corporate law matters.After graduating from Columbia Law School and clerking for the 11th Circuit, Professor Afsharipour joined  Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP in their Manhattan and then Menlo Park offices. Professor Afsharipour has experience working in all things corporate, including: Securities, Financial Institutions, and Mergers and Acquisitions. She is now a professor at UC Davis teaching and conducting research…

read more

mhugard

Deal Makers and Breakers: Female Powerhouses and The Corporate Arena

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a couple of my female law school friends. These two women are highly successful students, at the top of their class, and incredibly smart, funny, and talented. In preparation for this column, I had wanted to test my suspicions on what female law students think about corporate law and the attorneys who practice it. These two women were the perfect subjects. Between discussing up-in-coming law school events and legal accounting classes, I posed this question: “What comes to mind when you think of a thriving, high-powered business lawyer?” And, without hesitation, my…

read more

Join Us

Contribute to our blog and join the discussion.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Newsletter

Enter your email address to receive regular updates, news, and events.

Connect with us

Follow or subscribe