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I Wish I'd Known - Elizabeth Kelley

September 01, 2013

By Elizabeth Kelley. Elizabeth Kelley hosts two radio programs: “AuthorChats” and “CelebrityCourt.” “CelebrityCourt” is an award-winning weekly show providing in-depth legal analysis of celebrity news stories. Past interviews include civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, Eastern District of New York Judge Frederic Block, and forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht. she practices federal

I Wish I'd Known - Erwin Chemerinsky

May 01, 2013

By Erwin Chemerinsky. Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean and a distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Before taking this position, he was on the faculty of Duke Law School for 4 years and the University of Southern California Law School for 21 years. Chemerinsky

I Wish I'd Known - Nancy K. Peterson

April 02, 2013

By Nancy K. Peterson. Nancy K. Peterson is a partner in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office of Quarles & Brady LLP. She has managed all environmental matters across the country for several corporate clients, negotiated environmental terms in corporate transactions throughout the United States and in Europe, and consulted with

I Wish I'd Known - Delida Costin

March 03, 2013

By Delida Costin. Delida Costin is the general counsel of Pandora, where she manages the Internet radio company’s legal department. Before Pandora, Costin maintained a private legal practice and served as a member of the Attorney Bench at Axiom Legal. Prior to that, she was vice president and assistant

I Wish I'd Known - Lucy Lee Helm

February 01, 2013

By Lucy Lee Helm. Lucy Lee Helm is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Starbucks. She leads the company’s Law & Corporate Affairs department and L&CA’s Litigation and Brand protection team, which involves litigation, intellectual property, marketing and communications, and regulatory and government affairs. Helm received both her BA

I Wish I'd Known - Deval Patrick

January 01, 2013

By Deval Patrick Deval Patrick is governor of Massachusetts and served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Clinton. He is his state’s first African American governor and the nation’s first African American governor to be re-elected. Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was president of the

I Wish I'd Known - Mike Yang

December 01, 2012

By Mike Yang. Mike Yang is general counsel at Pinterst, where he heads the company's newly formed legal department. Previously, he was deputy general counsel at Google. His public service career included positions with the California State Senate and a US congressional committee. Yang earned his JD at UCLA Law School. Embrace

I Wish I'd Known - Patricia Timmons-Goodson

October 01, 2012

By Patricia Timmons-Goodson. Patricia Timmons-Goodson is an associate justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina, a position she has held since 2006. She is the first African-American woman to sit and the third woman elected to serve on North Carolina’s highest court. Timmons-Goodson has held a number of leadership positions

I Wish I'd Known - Morris Dees

October 01, 2012

By Morris Dees. Morris Dees is co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. Dees and SPLC have long been recognized for their record of civil trial victories against the Ku Klux Klan, White Aryan Resistance, and other such organizations. At this year’s Annual Meeting

I Wish I'd Known - Martha Coakley

October 01, 2012

By Martha Coakley. Martha Coakley took office in January 2007 as the first female attorney general of Massachusetts. In that role, she has focused on a variety of issues, including cyber crime, identity theft, mortgage foreclosures, access to affordable health care, and environmental protection. Previously, she was district attorney for Middlesex

I Wish I'd Known - Martin Wickliff Jr.

May 01, 2012

By Martin Wickliff Jr. Martin Wickliff Jr. is a member of the Labor & Employment Group in Cozen O’Connor’s Houston office. One hundred percent of his time is devoted to the representation of management in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, as well as trials and

I Wish I'd Known - Peter Dekom

March 01, 2012

By Peter J. Dekom. Peter J. Dekom practices law in Los Angeles and is also “of counsel” with the Beverly Hills law firm of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall llp. He formerly was a partner in the firm of Bloom, Dekom, Hergott and Cook. Dekom’s clients include or have

I Wish I'd Known - Deborah Epstein Henry

February 01, 2012

By Deborah Epstein Henry. Deborah Epstein Henry, a former practicing litigator, is author of Law & Reorder: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance (ABA, 2010), the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship book for 2011. She is also president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, an international consulting firm she founded

I Wish I'd Known - Mary L. Smith

January 01, 2012

By Mary L. Smith Mary L. Smith is president-elect of the National Native American Bar Association and was the first Native American woman to be elected to the ABA’s Board of Governors. She was the highest-ranking Native American in the Clinton White House. In 2012, she will receive the Spirit of

I Wish I'd Known - Lori Cohen

December 01, 2011

By Lori G. Cohen. Lori G. Cohen is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP, where she is chair of the national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group and co-chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice. She is national counsel for several pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Cohen has tried 55 cases, all to defense verdicts. "You

I Wish I'd Known - Trey Cox

November 01, 2011

My advice to any young litigator is to jump in and try it. Approach your trial practice as if you were Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials.

I Wish I'd Known - Mary Bonauto

October 01, 2011

By Mary L. Bonauto. Mary L. Bonauto has been the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) since 1990. "Develop and expertise to make a difference," says Mary L. Bonauto, project director at GLAD since 1990. We are a nation that endeavors to continue perfecting itself.—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I Wish I'd Known - Mark Hermann

September 01, 2011

By Mark Herrmann. Mark Herrmann recently left a partnership at Jones Day to become the vice president and chief counsel–litigation at Aon, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance brokerage. His blunt, but whimsical, book—The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law (from which certain ideas and phrases

I Wish I'd Known - Mary Cranston

May 01, 2011

By Mary Cranston. Mary Cranston is the firm senior partner and immediate past chair for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She practices complex litigation, including antitrust, telecommunications, and securities litigation. Among many other honors, she was the 2005 recipient of the ABA Margaret Brent Award,

I Wish I'd Known - Catherine Lamboley

March 01, 2011

By Catherine Lamboley. Catherine Lamboley is retired as senior vice president and general counsel of Shell Oil Company. She is a past chair of the board of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, served on the ABA Racial and Ethnic Diversity Commission, and currently

I Wish I'd Known - Lee Wolosky

February 01, 2011

By Lee Wolosky. Lee Wolosky is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in and former  Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The old adage is true: There is much more to being a good lawyer than what you learn

I Wish I'd Known - Scott Turrow

January 01, 2011

By Scott Turow. Scott Turrow is author of nine best-selling works of fiction and two nonfiction books about his experiences in the law. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of SNR Denton since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense while also devoting part of his time to