Women in Law - On The Record

Women in Law - On The Record

An interview-based podcast spotlighting women in the legal field. We will learn how they got to where they are, what lessons they have learned along the way, and what they are doing now to achieve their next goal.... Show More

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Jennifer shares her story from her humble beginnings growing up in Arkansas to taking a step back from practicing law so she could start her family to coming back with a bang when she took a great in-house role at Lennox. Jennifer’s perspective was a breath of fresh air as she was incredibly honest, candid, and realistic. She shared advice like “trust your gut despite your desire to impress others” and “if something was a mistak... Read more

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In this week’s episode of Women In Law On The Record with five different members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter. ACC was generous enough to allow me to record at their Annual Meeting. I sat down with various in-house lawyers who reflected on some of the most memorable advice they have been given throughout their careers, what they are proud to have accomplished so far, and what being part of ACC means to t... Read more

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A former teacher, Angela has leveraged her legal expertise and passion for healthcare into an in-house role with a healthcare company and started a podcast focused on self care. She is also a personal trainer and health coach. Angela realized her passion for healthcare when she was asked “What’s your biggest pain point in life?” and told “that’s what you should be focused on.” At the time, Angela was struggling with bulimia and ... Read more

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From the time she was a young girl, Eunice knew she wanted to be a trial lawyer. She was fascinated by lawyers on television and aspired to go to law school early in her education. She envisioned herself as an advocate and loved the feeling she got from oral argument and public speaking. But after a temporary secondment with the Texas Rangers, Eunice was bit by the in-house bug. She found a new love for being on the front lines ... Read more

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A proud Texas Longhorn and former trial lawyer, Sandra is General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer for Toyota North America. Sandra has garnered significant praise in recent years in the legal community and beyond for her work in implementing diversity and inclusion at Toyota. She is, without a doubt, a role model for leaders in their organizations. Sandra is a great storyteller. She shares sweet memorie... Read more

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A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kelsi has served as lead counsel in dozens of federal and state court appeals. She has presented argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the en banc Ninth Circuit. She shares terrific stories from her time at the Department of Justice, in the White House Comm... Read more

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A former big law rainmaker who specialized in labor and employment litigation, Pat Gillette is now an industry leader on advancing and retaining women and minorities in companies and firms. She strives to put more women in positions of leadership and to train women to use their collective power to make the changes in their organizations that will advance them in their careers.

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Heather is an associate at Weil in their M&A and private equity group. She also is the co-host of the Sinisterhood Podcast--a weekly podcast focused on a different true crime, cult, or creepy topic every week. With her background in comedy writing and improv, Heather weaves in comedic moments of relief throughout Sinisterhood. She is absolutely one of the funniest people I know! She is also sharp, talented, and a terrific st... Read more

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, Renee gives us insight on how the diversity she grew up around helped shape her for the role she plays in the MLB today as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Ever since leaving the practice of law, Renee has had a multitude of experiences that she has used to impact the world around her. She speaks about her views on “color blindness” and leadership, noting that “what makes us different is what m... Read more

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Originally from Long Island, Lisa talks about her journey to becoming Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Steve Madden and the lessons she learned along the way. Lisa expands on how she dealt with being an efficient worker in a world of billable hours and, ultimately, how she was able to seize her own self-confidence to land this job that excites her every day.

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As Controller and sole in-house attorney at M.M. Lafleur, Zuzana describes her journey from Slovakia to New York City and how she was able to realize her goals in having a career in both business and law. Zuzana tells us how she took hold of unexpected opportunities as well as what it is like working at a supportive company like M.M. LaFleur.

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As Senior Counsel at Genesis Energy, Ellie gives insight into what it was like being a new attorney during a period of recession and the unique perspective she held onto that got her from one job to the next. Ellie explains how maximizing the situations she was in helped her get to where she is now and she takes great pride in her ability to persevere.

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Kelly is General Counsel for Texas Capital Bank and creator of the website, “Bipolar Oz.” Kelly’s career has taken her from big law to clerking at a federal courthouse and ultimately, landing an in-house position at the Bank. In addition to these career achievements, Kelly speaks candidly about her bipolar disorder and the strides she is taking to spread mental health awareness. Kelly tells us that with the support of those arou... Read more

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Tricia visits Dallas for a global Kimberly-Clark legal leadership conference. Originally from New England, Tricia’s journey has taken her from Boston to Dallas and, eventually, to Atlanta where she now calls home. Tricia talks about her experience in different leadership roles and how her understanding of leadership changed when she transitioned from working for a firm to a corporation. Tricia gives us insight into how she appro... Read more

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With over 15 years of in-house experience, Tracy Preston is General Counsel for Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. Tracy emphasizes how important her relationships have been to the progression of her career. Specifically, Tracy talks about the mentorship and support she had from Judge Barbara Caulfield who she worked with before becoming partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in the Bay Area. For Tracy, keeping an open mindse... Read more

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Cathy recently celebrated 20 years with the Yum! Brand of companies. After getting a few years of litigation experience under her belt at a law firm, Cathy went in house to KFC, where she later became the General Counsel of that brand. Cathy talks about how she found voice and how important it is to make a lasting impression on others. She talks about the lasting impression other female lawyers have made on her, including the po... Read more

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In this mini episode, Allison talks with her mom about her background, what she was like as a kid, and how important their relationship has been to her success.

 

 

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A New England native, Catherine is a former in-house lawyer turned law firm business development consultant turned entrepreneur. Catherine talks about what it takes to become a rainmaker in a law firm and offers terrific advice on how you can set yourself apart to create your authentic brand.

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A graduate of The University of Texas and SMU Law School, Becky started her legal career clerking for Judge Irving Goldberg with the 5th Circuit, then Chief Justice Burger for the United States Supreme Court. Becky spent many years in private practice where she primarily practiced tax law before going in-house to LHP. Listening to Becky’s journey, it is clear that she is fearless in taking on new challenges, that she savors each... Read more

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A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Iris is a former big law corporate lawyer. She went in-house to Google 12 years ago in New York where she was the lead commercial attorney supporting the company’s ad business. Now, Iris leads the product development and commercial transactions team for Google’s advertising, analytics, commerce departments and more. Iris has established herself as an integral leader at Googl... Read more

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