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Jan. 27, 2023

#100: Kristen Vander-Plas LaFreniere - Teeny Law Firm Founder, Busine…

💯 Welcome to Episode #100 of the How I Lawyer Podcast! 💯 I started the podcast in January 2021 to help junior lawyers, law students, and the legal community learn from the stories of lawyers from across the profession about …

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Jan. 20, 2023

#099: Jenni Katzman - Government & Policy Lawyer

In today's episode I speak with Jenni Katzman who is a government & policy lawyer with experience in all three branches of government, several political campaigns, and non-profit advocacy organizations. Currently, she is the ...

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Jan. 13, 2023

#098: Panel Opinion - How to Succeed as a Junior Associate with Sean …

In today’s special episode of How I Lawyer, Panel Opinion I am excited to speak with two law firm partners on how to succeed as a junior associates at a law firm with Sean Marotta and Michelle Strowhiro. Michelle is …

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Dec. 30, 2022

#97: Jonah Perlin - Law Professor and How I Lawyer Host (Interviewed …

In this final episode of 2022, I decided to share a little bit about how I lawyer. Yes, after 96 episodes as your host, I thought it fitting to end year 2 of the podcast with a little bit more …

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Dec. 27, 2022

#96: Karine Sokpoh - Business and Immigration Lawyer

In today’s special episode recorded LIVE at ClioCon I spoke with Karine Sokpoh who practices immigration, family law, and intellectual property at 402 Legal in Omaha. She also teaches at her local university and helped found ...

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Dec. 27, 2022

#95: Kevin Buckley - Biopharma and Digital Health Patent Attorney

In today’s special episode recorded LIVE at ClioCon I spoke with Kevin Buckley of the Torrey Pines Law Group. Kevin is an accomplished international patent attorney & executive. He founded Torrey Pines Law Group in 2013 to he...

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Dec. 23, 2022

#94: Jack Newton - Legal Tech Founder & CEO

In today’s episode I speak with Legal Technologist and Clio Founder & CEO Jack Newton. Although not a lawyer himself, Jack is a technologist and entrepreneur who has long been at the forefront of cloud-based legal technology ...

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Dec. 16, 2022

#93: John Grant - Legal Process Improvement Coach

Hello & Welcome Back! In today’s episode I speak with John Grant. John worked in the technology industry for a decade before going to law school and then went on to practice in-house, in his own law firm, and as …

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Dec. 9, 2022

#092: Mark Palmer - Chief Counsel of the Illinois Supreme Court Commi…

Hello & Welcome Back! In today’s special episode recorded at ClioCon I spoke with Mark Palmer. He is the Chief Counsel at 2Civility, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism where he works to facilitate the pr...

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Nov. 22, 2022

#091: Angela Lennon - Family Lawyer

Hello & Welcome Back! In today’s special episode recorded LIVE at ClioCon I spoke with family lawyer Angela Lennon. Angela is a Partner at the Omaha Law Firm Koenig Dunne where she focuses her practice on collaborative divorc...

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Nov. 17, 2022

#090: A Short Chat with Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal on Audie…

In this mini-episode of How I Lawyer recorded live at ClioCon in Nashville, I spoke with Neal Katyal who is a partner at Hogan Lovells and the former Solicitor General of the United States. Most importantly for my purposes, h...

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Nov. 17, 2022

#089: Mary Chartier - Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer

In today’s special, mini-episode recorded LIVE at ClioCon I spoke with Michigan Criminal Defense lawyer Mary Chartier. Mary has successfully defended clients in numerous federal and state trial courts and on appeal at the Mic...

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Nov. 11, 2022

#088: Joshua Lenon - Legal Tech "Lawyer in Residence"

In today’s episode I speak with Joshua Lenon who is the Lawyer in Residence and Data Protection Officer at major legal software company Clio. Joshua has served in this role at Clio for the past decade and before that he …

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Oct. 28, 2022

#087: Eli Albrecht - Big Law Corporate M&A Private Equity Lawyer & La…

In today's episode I speak with Eli Albrecht who is an Associate at Gibson Dunn’s Washington D.C. office where he is a member of the corporate practice with a focus on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. In addition ...

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Oct. 21, 2022

#086: Ashley Herd - HR & Employment Lawyer, General Counsel, TikTok C…

In this episode I speak with Ashley Herd who is the founder and CEO of Manager Method where she helps employers and employees through training, coaching and tools that are engaging and actionable. Previously she was the SVP o...

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Oct. 14, 2022

#085: Helen Wan - Media Lawyer Turned Novelist, Author of The Partner…

In this episode I speak with Helen Wan . Helen is an author, speaker, and diversity and inclusion consultant who previously worked as a corporate, media, and intellectual property lawyer at law firms and in-house. She is best...

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Oct. 7, 2022

#084: Sateesh Nori - Housing Rights Attorney

In today’s episode I am excited to speak with Housing Rights Attorney Sateesh Nori. Sateesh went from pursuing human rights law as a career to working in housing court in Brooklyn. He spent more than twenty years as a legal …

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Sept. 30, 2022

#083: Megan Cacace - Civil Rights Lawyer & Technology Anti-Discrimina…

In today’s episode, I speak with Megan Cacace who is a civil rights lawyer and anti-discrimination advocate focused on the intersection of civil rights and technology. She currently serves as the Director of Anti-Discriminati...

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Sept. 22, 2022

#082: Mauricio Noroña - Immigration Lawyer

In today's episode I speak with Professor Mauricio Noroña who is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo Law School. In that role, he supervises Clinic ...

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Sept. 16, 2022

#081: M.C. Sungaila - California Appellate Lawyer & Portia Project Po…

In today's episode I speak with M.C. Sungaila who is an Orange County-based shareholder and leader of the appellate practice at Buchalter. M.C. has briefed and argued appeals in a number of different practice areas at the Cal...

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Sept. 9, 2022

#080: Paresh Patel - Appellate Federal Public Defender

In today's episode I speak with Paresh Patel who is currently the Chief of Appeals at the Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Maryland where he has worked for the past 18 years. In this role he …

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Sept. 1, 2022

#079: Micah Gibson - International Tax Director

In today’s episode I speak with my dear friend Micah Gibson who is an International Tax Director at Big 4 accounting firm PWC based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Micah helps global businesses structure their tax arrangeme...

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Aug. 26, 2022

#078: Alé Dalton - Healthcare Transactional Attorney & First Gen Lawy…

In today’s episode I speak with Alé Dalton who is an associate at Bradley LLP’s Nashville Office. Her practice focuses on healthcare transactional work where she provides counsel during mergers and acquisitions, as well as gu...

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Aug. 18, 2022

#077: Christine E. Webber - Plaintiffs' Class Action Employment & Civ…

In today’s episode I speak with Christine E. Webber who is a leading plaintiff-side class-action civil rights & employment attorney. Christine is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Civil Rights & Employment practice group at Cohen...

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