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Episode #59
September 11, 2023

Decoding Commercial Law at a Tech Giant

Pia Biswas, a 2010 graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, is a commercial lawyer at Microsoft. The company's legal department, her business unit's needs, and Pia's daily work reflect the complexity you'd expect from a huge company with diverse product offerings. While legal strategy and document drafting is an essential part of her job, she views herself as a business advisor too.
Episode #58
September 4, 2023

Family Matters: Dollars, Decisions, and Dealing with Divorce

Whitney Lallas, a 2019 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, is a family law attorney in Maine. She shares her journey into family law, influenced by her interest in psychology and math. The emotional and financial aspects of her work figure prominently into what she likes about her work, as well as what's challenging. She provides insights into handling prenuptial agreements, child-related matters, and dealing with hidden assets. Whitney also explains her eat-what-you-kill compensation structure and emphasizes the significance of maintaining work-life balance.
Episode #33
February 15, 2016

Criminal Justice Advocacy from Within the L.A. Mayor's Office

Kimberley Baker Guillemet, a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, helped form the Los Angeles Office of Reentry to ensure that when someone leaves prison, limited employment options do not lead to a cycle of crime. In this episode, she discusses her work helping the formerly incarcerated rejoin society and altering conditions that lead to initial jailings.
Episode #18
June 29, 2015

Economic Development in St. Louis

Laura Hughes, a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, is a project manager who is acutely aware of the fact that time is money. She immediately went to work for a public-private partnership after law school at the Gateway EB-5 Investment Center. EB-5 is a United States visa program that entitles foreigners to obtain a permanent visa in exchange for an investment in certain economic development projects. She operates out of the World Trade Center in St. Louis, playing matchmaker for foreign investors and local real estate developers. From due diligence to navigating regulations, she uses her pre-law and legal experience to help St. Louis prosper.