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Spotlight on Careers

The Committee on Career Advancement and Management will profile attorneys who have made interesting transitions in the work force.

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Andrew DeNatale, Partner and Head of the Special Situations Lending Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP shares what it is like to be a financial restructuring attorney
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Representing Nonprofit Organizations
Pamela Mann, Principal, Law Offices of Pamela A. Mann, LLC discuses what it is like to be an attorney representing nonprofit organizations
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Unusual and Highly Specialized Practice Areas
Usually by coincidence, rarely by design, attorneys often find surprising opportunities to work in unusual or highly specialized practice areas that consistently present new and interesting challenges.  
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Gene Rachmansky, Entrepreneur

Starting Your Own Business
Gene Rachmansky is a successful lawyer turned entrepreneur, turned money manager. He practiced tax for almost two years at Weil Gotshal & Manges.
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Jessica Carter, Diversity Expert

Diversity & the Law
Jessica Carter believes in having options. All of her experiences as a lawyer created pathways for her to carve her niche as a diversity strategist who works with women of color, helping them to reach the executive suite in corporations and law firms.
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Laural S. Boone, White & Case

Pursuing a career in intellectual property law
Attorneys often joke that they went to law school to avoid the advanced math and science of medical school. Laural S. Boone, who has a PhD in organic chemistry, is a rare specimen in a New York international law firm. Dr. Boone is an associate in White & Case’s New York office and currently practices intellectual property litigation. Her practice focuses primarily on patent litigation, and includes related transactional work in due diligence and research collaboration agreements. Here, Dr. Boone offers insight to pursuing a career in intellectual property law (IP) and strategies for being a working mother. Click to go to profile.

Mickey Carter, Fox News

Breaking into the entertainment industry
Mickey Carter, Vice President of National Accounts in the Affiliate Sales & Marketing department at Fox News shares his strategies for breaking into the entertainment industry as an attorney. Click to go to profile.

Carol Frohlinger, Speaker and Author

Finding your place at the table
Carol Frohlinger works with organizations who understand that promoting and retaining talented women is a “win-win-win” - good for women, good for men and good for the bottom line. A nationally recognized speaker, Carol provides practical skills training women can use immediately to be more successful at work. Click to go to profile.

Ron Shapiro, Negotiation Guru

From litigator to negotiator
From civil right lawyer to a negotiator sought after by Major League Baseball players and famous television personalities, Ron Shapiro has conducted trainings and seminars that have helped half a million people become better negotiators. Click to go to profile.

J. Machelle Sweeting, Law Clerk Kings County

From New York City to the Bahamas
If variety is the spice of life, then J. Machelle Sweeting should be bottled and placed in every attorney’s kitchen. Since graduating from law school, she has held careers in the New York City Law Department, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and she now serves as the Law Clerk to a Supreme Court Justice in Kings County, Criminal Term. Here, she shares how her commitment to public service made it possible for a law clerk in New York City to work on the Anna Nicole Smith case in the Bahamas. Click to go to profile.Click to go to profile.

Lynnore Thames, Rights and Clearance Manager at ABC News

Finding a place in entertainment law
Most people would do anything to get a job in the fast-paced and exciting world of entertainment. However, very few of us know how to pursue these jobs or even what these jobs involve. Lynnore Thames, the Rights and Clearance Manager for ABC News, is one of the fortunate who managed to navigate her way into the communications field as an attorney. Click to go to profile.
Jason Trujillo, Assistant Dean

Law school the second time around
Jason Trujillo has spent most of his professional life at the University of Virginia–and he could not be any happier. Here, he talks about his career trajectory and the transferable legal skills he uses as Assistant Dean of UVA’s School of Law. Click to go to profile.

Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc.®

Understanding generational differences
Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc.®, shares how he made the transition from being a corporate lawyer to becoming an internationally recognized expert on young people in the workplace.Click to go to profile.



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