Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

In Bouncing Back: Resilience for Lawyers, Rebecca Glatzer, managing director with Major, Lindsey & Africa, chats with lawyers and other professionals about how they have overcome personal and professional challenges and have “bounced back” to thrive.

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September 16, 2022 34 min
Ailis Burpee was five years out of law school and practicing as a litigator when she decided she wanted to move in-house. The uphill challenge to retool came with its fair share of rejection. In this episode of Bouncing Back, Ailis talks to Rebecca Glatzer about getting past the rejection and pushing past her comfort zone.
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Nona Lee headed down the law firm litigator path like many lawyers do—until the creation of the WNBA showed Nona that sports was where her heart was calling her. In this episode of Bouncing Back, Nona shares with Rebecca Glatzer what gave her the drive and motivation to change her legal career path and even venture beyond legal into D&I work.
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June 6, 2022 36 min
Alexia Korberg never imagined they would be a big law firm lawyer. However, Paul Weiss has given them a platform to tackle cases that impact society—just what they always intended to do. Alexia shares with Rebecca Glatzer stories of their resilience working on matters that directly impact them as a trans, queer, nonbinary person and as the first openly trans equity partner at an AmLaw firm.
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February 28, 2022 54 min
Falling asleep at the wheel, David Dixon woke up to a nightmare that forever changed him and his path. David recounts that night where he crashed into another car—killing the 21-year-old passenger—and the aftermath, telling Rebecca Glatzer how this event and the forgiveness he received from the passenger’s mother forever changed his life and gave him purpose.
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January 31, 2022 28 min
For Ling-Ling Nie law school never felt like the right fit, but not knowing what was, she saw her degree through and then went looking for what was. After some self-reflection and some career exploration, she discovered her passion for compliance. Listen in as Ling-Ling shares with Rebecca Glatzer how figuring out what you don’t want in life is as valuable as exploring what you do like.
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November 22, 2021 38 min
After her divorce, Justice Leah Ward Sears realized that you can’t fix everything in life and that the best you can do is control the controllables. She shares with Rebecca Glatzer how she once saw her divorce as a profound failure and then adjusted her life view to find satisfaction again.
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October 11, 2021 40 min
One moment can forever change someone’s life. For Bendita Cynthia Malakia that moment came when she was trapped in a Kenyan mall during a terrorist attack. Bendita recounts the hours spent in the mall and the events that followed. She tells Rebecca Glatzer how that traumatic event fundamentally changed her worldview and made her realize she wanted to impact the legal profession in a different way. Listen to how she bounced back and...
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September 13, 2021 30 min
Despite recently releasing her fourth book, Dorie Clark faced her share of bumps in the road—three rejected book proposals, inability to get into a doctoral program, and publishers’ silence in response to her blogging ideas—before finding success. In this episode of Bouncing Back, she talks with Rebecca Glatzer about how to she persevered and how you can reinvent yourself and your career.
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August 5, 2021 35 min
A Chat with Salomon Laguerre As a 12-year-old immigrant, Salomon Laguerre was unfamiliar with English and American culture. In this episode of Bouncing Back, he shares with Rebecca Glatzer how his resilience and determination took him to college, then law school, and finally to Home Depot’s legal department—despite failing the LSAT the first time.
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June 3, 2021 40 min
As the public face of the Atlanta Public School Board of Education, Jason Esteves learned quickly how to navigate public scrutiny when having to deliver the board’s decision to replace a longstanding superintendent. At the same time, Jason had to maintain his professional career—and try to keep the two worlds separate. In this episode of Bouncing Back, Rebecca Glatzer talks to Jason about how he maintained two jobs during a trying ...
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April 29, 2021 30 min
An incurable cancer diagnosis would make anyone re-evaluate the time they have left. When told she had only one year to live, Missy Koefod began to check off items on her bucket list. However, when she miraculously recovered, Missy reconsidered her legal career and decided to make a change. In this episode of Bouncing Back: Resilience for Lawyers, Missy shares with Rebecca Glatzer how her terminal cancer diagnosis—paired with an At...
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April 1, 2021 26 min
Jason Carter set his sights on the Georgia governor seat because he saw an opportunity to make a difference.  Despite his good motivations, this effort resulted in a high-profile loss.  Surrounded by a strong support system, which included his grandfather Jimmy Carter, Jason learned a great deal from this experience—including the importance of growing from failure, taking risks, and remaining grounded. He shares his story with Rebe...
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March 4, 2021 37 min
While law school is a challenge for most, throw in two life-altering events and chances are the way forward will seem like an impossible climb. Jonathan Olinger was already starting the process of coming out during his first year of law school when he learned of his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. He shared with Rebecca Glatzer how he found the strength to accept his new reality and solider on—leading to a successful in-house c...
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January 22, 2021 38 min
The Great Recession put many associates out of work. Manita Rawat was one of many laid off during those dark days. During a pivotal moment in her career, Manita went through her grieving period and then took action to build her own book of business. In this first episode of Bouncing Back, Manita tells her story of resilience to former law school classmate Rebecca Glatzer, sharing how she went from being laid off at age 30 to now ...
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