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Episode Info:

In this episode, Christina Martini and David Susler discuss: 

  • David’s professional journey and how long he has been practicing law. 
  • The value in observing legal issues and solving problems from different vantage points, whether as defense lawyer to plaintiff’s lawyer, or switching from private practice to in-house. 
  • Embracing new things and finding a comfort zone outside of your comfort zone. 
  • Challenges and rewards as an in-house attorney and general counsel. 


Key Takeaways: 

  • Your professional aspirations evolve over time, so keep the door open for new opportunities and leverage your relationships. 
  • Skills you learn as a practicing attorney are often practice-area agnostic. 
  • Find what you love so you can love what you do.  


“My job is risk management. Ultimately, my job, as an in-house lawyer, is risk management. When I know I’ve given my business leaders the confidence to pursue their business plans, that’s extremely rewarding.” —  David Susler 


About David Susler: David is Associate General Counsel of National Material LP. An attorney with 30 years’ experience in both private practice and as in-house attorney, David provides an insightful and valuable perspective on what it means to be both an effective legal partner and trusted advisor. 


Connect with David Susler: 


Twitter:  @DavidSusler 

LinkedIn: David Susler 


Connect with Christina Martini: 


Twitter: @TinaMartini10 


LinkedIn: Christina Martini 





Show notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 


Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.


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