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47 minutes | 6 days ago
Erasing The Stigma--Madeline Claire Weiss
Everyone comes to a place in their life and career where they may feel stuck and unsure of how to get out of their rut. In this episode of Erasing the Stigma with Mark Yacano, Madelaine Weiss, clinical social worker and executive, career and life coach, shares real-life examples of how people, particularly lawyers, have made positive transformations in their lives and found sustainable happiness using her G.R.E.A.T. strategy.
46 minutes | 12 days ago
Beyond Stereotypes: BSing with Paula Boggs
Paula Boggs took a leap into the unknown in 2012, leaving an unparalleled career in the law and starting her music career. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, Paula retired GC of Starbucks and current frontwoman for the Paula Boggs Band, shares stories of her upbringing, her love of music and why being a Black woman has been her superpower.
29 minutes | 19 days ago
Between the Legal Lines: Interview w/ Ellen Whittemore
With 30 years of experience as a law firm gaming attorney, Ellen Whittemore was up for the challenge when she stepped into the top legal role at Wynn Resorts. In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Ellen talks to Andrea Bricca about what it was like to go from being a law firm partner to a general counsel. She also shares advice on what she would have done differently along the way and how leading during COVID has been an incredible learning experience.
31 minutes | a month ago
Millennial Murmurs: A Conversation w/ Clare Logan
If the idea of traveling the world sounds appealing to you or is on your bucket list, a career break may be the way to go. Claire Logan, counsel at Robert Weinberger Law PC, always knew she wanted to travel, so when she reached a crossroads, she decided it was time to go on a grand adventure and take a break from the law. In this episode of Millennial Murmurs, Claire and Nathan Peart chat about why she decided to take a break from her legal career, the steps she took to prepare for her break and how her decision was received within BigLaw.
51 minutes | a month ago
Erasing the Stigma--Misti Burmeister
Creating a healthy work environment starts with the tone set by leadership. In this episode of Erasing the Stigma, Misti Burmeister, author and executive coach, discusses with Mark Yacano the importance of leaning in, listening and asking questions to connect commonalities. Using her personal experiences, Misti explains how we all need to get in touch with the emotional and accept that vulnerability in order to truly understand your people and create a safe space.
41 minutes | a month ago
Beyond Stereotypes: B.S.ing with David Kelly
Growing up, David Kelly wanted to be a basketball player and a musician. While his path ultimately has led him to a career as an NBA lawyer, he is also a successful musician and underground rapper. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, David, Chief Legal Officer of The Golden State Warriors, shares with Merle Vaughn how he landed his dream role, the sponsors who helped him along the way—and his insights on the league and team culture. He also discusses his passion for hip hop and how it allows him to be his authentic self.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Between the Legal Lines: Interview w/ Traevena Byrd
Traevena Byrd, vice president, general counsel and secretary for American University, has a unique legal career path growing up and excelling in higher education. Her experience in higher education has allowed her to talk about subjects that may be taboo in other industries, benefit from the mentorship of other women, and explore all sides of the higher education experience—from teaching to recruiting. In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Traevena and Andrea Bricca discuss everything Traevena has seen and experienced as a woman of color leading the law.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Millennial Murmurs: A Conversation w/ Rob Cacace
At the start of your career, your long-term career plans may seem impossible to plan for. Rob Cacace, executive director of the Office of Career Strategy at Georgetown University Law Center, and Nathan Peart have helped hundreds of law students and associates build career roadmaps and start down their legal career path. In this episode of Millennial Murmurs, Rob and Nathan discuss long-term career planning, exploring tips for how to prepare for your first job out of law school and providing advice on how to set goals and expectations along your career path.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Erasing The Stigma--Kelsey Heenen
Managing—and maintaining—your physical and mental health is an ongoing challenge for many people. Kelsey Heenan, co-founder of HIIT Burn and The Daily Kelsey, explores the mind-body connection needed to find happiness and embrace your body image in this episode of Erasing the Stigma. As she chats with host Mark Yacano, she talks about finding confidence in the clothes you wear, not measuring success by a number on the scale, and taking the first step to a sustainable lifestyle.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Beyond Stereotypes: B.S.ing with Steven Hunter
Steven Hunter, partner at Quarles & Brady, doesn’t let anything hold him back from being his authentic self and living his best life. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, Steven shares stories about what has inspired him to pursue his passions and chats with Merle Vaughn about his competitive drive and commitment to creating opportunities for other diverse lawyers.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Between the Legal Lines: An interview with Virginia Llewellyn
As the first general counsel for goop, Virginia Llewellyn came into the organization ready to take on any legal challenges it faced. But this isn’t the first time Virginia has been the first GC for an organization; in fact, she’s playing that role several times before. In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Virginia chats with Andrea Bricca about her career path, why she sought out an executive MBA and what leading during a pandemic has been like.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Beyond Stereotypes: B.S.ing with David Lash
Growing up on the basketball court, O’Melveny’s David Lash was not your stereotypical player. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, David chats with Merle Vaughn about getting beyond stereotypes personally and the eye-opening moments from some of his most memorable pro bono cases, several of which are “ripped from the headlines” and one that was made into a movie.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Between the Legal Lines: Interview with Jill Twedt
Jill Twedt, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Boise Cascade, talks to Andrea Bricca about her road to the GC role, working her way up and adjusting to new challenges along the way. She also shares her experiences as a women leader in a male-dominated industry and as a new leader navigating a global pandemic.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Erasing The Stigma -- Gina Passarella
Issues of mental health in the legal profession have been a hot topic for ALM Media. Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief, speaks with Mark Yacano about the results of the yearlong Minds Over Matters project and the impact of COVID-19 on the lawyers with whom she’s recently spoken.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Beyond Stereotypes: B.S.ing with Sheila Foster
Sheila Foster, a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, loves disrupting expectations. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, Sheila chats with Merle Vaughn about how her youthful appearance, race, and gender often present challenges within the classroom, and how she maintains her authenticity by always speaking her truth and staying grounded and connected to the community. She also explores the benefits of meditation and how her Zen-like focus helps her through tough situations.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Erasing The Stigma -- Robin Belleau
In this episode of Erasing the Stigma, Mark Yacano chats with Robin Belleau, director of well-being at Kirkland & Ellis, about Kirkland’s commitment to well-being, its unique program and Robin’s role in supporting the attorneys and staff within the firm.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Between the Legal Lines: Interview with Beatryx Washington
In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Andrea Bricca speaks with Beatryx Washington SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of O.C. Tanner, about leading through a crisis, the challenges of being an African-American woman in leadership and her nontraditional career path into the law.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Erasing The Stigma -- Michael Kahn
In this episode of Erasing the Stigma, Mark Yacano chats with Michael Kahn, co-founder of ReelTime CLE and former lawyer, about the grieving process as it relates to the unprecedented times we’re living in.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Beyond Stereotypes: B.S.ing with Sierra Elizabeth
A lawyer and entrepreneur, Sierra Elizabeth lets nothing hold her back in life. In this episode, Merle Vaughn chats with Sierra about how she decided to stay authentic - even in the courtroom, why she started her own business and why she chose to earn a law degree instead of following in her family’s entertainment industry footsteps.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Between the Legal Lines: Interview with Michaune Tillman
In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Andrea Bricca speaks with Michaune Tillman, experienced general counsel and human resources, compliance and ethics executive with Worthington Armstrong Venture, about her journey to becoming more than just a legal leader. Michaune shares why it has been important to her to identify stretch opportunities along the way, build substantive relationships and maintain her authenticity.
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