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In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Shavon J. Smith, principal at the SJS Law Firm, PLLC and author of the Small Business Owner's Guide to Hiring an Attorney and the forthcoming book, Tell me About the Hard Part: Five Steps to help Businesses Face Solve and Prevent Problems. Shavon shares how leaving BigLaw marked her Freedom Day to focus on…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Jonathan Havens, managing partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Jonathan is also co-chair of the firm's Cannabis Law practice and the firm's Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness practice. Jonathan's shares his journey from interning on Capitol Hill as a teenager, to working at the FDA right out of law school,…
 
In this two-part series, Sigalle interviews Laurie Besden, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania (LCL PA), an independent non-profit corporation run by judges and lawyers that provides non-judgemental, discreet, and confidential assistance to law students, lawyers, judges, and family members of lawyers and judges strug…
 
In this two-part series, Sigalle interviews Laurie Besden, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania (LCL PA), an independent non-profit corporation run by judges and lawyers that provides non-judgemental, discreet, and confidential assistance to law students, lawyers, judges, and family members of lawyers and judges strug…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Sachin Desai, General Counsel of Helion, a fusion power company on a mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Sachin shares his journey from engineer to lawyer and how his various experiences led him to specialize in next-generation energy technology. Sachin embodies the essence of positive …
 
In our final episode of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Paula Edgar, civic leader and CEO of PGE Consulting Group. Paula shares her journey from practicing labor and employment law to founding PGE consulting. Through deep involvement with law firms, nonprofits, bar associations, and law sc…
 
In episode six of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Paula Schauwecker, Principal and Chief Talent Officer at Beveridge & Diamond. Paula shares her journey from singer songwriter to environmental lawyer to Principal and Chief Talent Officer. She also shares her experiences becoming an openly …
 
In episode five of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Josh Troy, Director of Talent Management at Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton. Josh shares his journey from lawyer to PD professional by way of 30 informational interviews in one month and paying his own way to the PDI conference. Now cele…
 
In episode four of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Nakia Humphrey, Senior Director of Attorney Development at Gunderson Dettmer. Nakia shares her journey from paralegal to Law firm PD professional. She also shares her insights as both an attendee and speaker at PDI. Nakia emphasizes the im…
 
In episode three of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Margaret Naughton, CLE manager at Mcdermott, Will & Emery. Margaret shares her journey from psychology to temping at a law firm and how that shaped her career in legal education. Margaret shares how powerful mentors in her life taught her…
 
In episode two of our seven-part series covering insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference, Sigalle interviews Jon Krop, Founder of Mindfulness for Lawyers. Since law school, Jon has studied with teachers from around the world, including psychologists, neuroscientists, and traditional Buddhist masters. He even completed a seven month silent meditati…
 
In this seven-part series, Sigalle covers insights from NALP's 2022 PDI conference in Washington, D.C.. In episode one, Sigalle interviews Adam Stein, Senior Product Advisor at Litera, where he works on Micron Systems, a talent management software platform specifically designed for law firms. Adam has been working in talent management tech for over…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Yuri Eliezer, Head of the IP Practice Group at Founders Legal and startup advisor to Atlantic Tech Village. Yuri shares his journey to becoming a patent lawyer, his passion for helping IP clients of all sizes and stages of development, and why seeing the big picture drives his representation and leadership…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Jesyka Harris, a lawyer, fashion model, TV host, content creator and human rights advocate. Jesyka shares her journey growing up as a mixed race biracial woman with a mission to use her strong sense of justice for good. Jesyka’s compelling story of “breaking out of boxes and leaving labels behind” has beco…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Ruby Powers, founder of Powers Law Group, P.C., board-certified immigration and nationality lawyer, and author of the book Build and Manage Your Successful Immigration Law Practice Without Losing Your Mind. Ruby’s journey reveals focus and intentionality through her immigration practice, writing her book, …
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Michael Kahn, Co-Founder, Educator, and Coach at ReelTime CLE. Michael shares his journey from practicing lawyer to counseling lawyers. Through the steady and intentional practice of self-leadership, he has dedicated his career to the well-being and success of lawyers nationwide. ReelTime Creative Learning…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Scott Piekarsky, partner in the litigation and real estate departments at Phillips Nizer LLP. Scott shares how his upbringing informs his leadership through commitment approach. Scott’s journey is one of intentional and educated decisions and a relentless prioritization of his clients, team and health. Vis…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Anne-Marie Rábago, Founder and Principal of Modern Juris. Anne-Marie’s story is one of relentless reinvention. Through continuously searching for purpose in her career, she ultimately creates a place where she empowers lawyers to serve the latent legal market and make lasting systemic change. Visit https:/…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Ali Katz, Founder and CEO at New Law Business Model and Eyes Wide Open Life. Through serving others and leading with her heart, Ali shares her journey of finding herself and making a difference in the legal community by teaching lawyers how to be true guides for their client’s major life decisions. Visit h…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Wendy Star, an employment and labor law attorney and the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Wendy shares her journey of individual advocacy before ultimately shifting her career to raise her impact on a more systemic level. She highlights how she …
 
In the final installment of of our three-part special edition episode, we conclude our post-conference coverage of the 2022 Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Annual Conference with Tim Slating, the President-Elect of ACLEA. Tim shares his journey to ACLEA's leadership, insights from the 2022 Annual Conference, and how focusing on t…
 
In part two of our three-part special edition episode, we continue our coverage of the 2022 Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Annual Conference with an interview with Gina Roers-Liemandt, the President of ACLEA. Gina shares her journey to ACLEA's leadership, insights from the conference, and her vision for building an inclusive and…
 
In this three-part special edition episode, we cover the 2022 Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C. In episode one, we interview Kristin Huotari, the past president of ACLEA. Kristin shares her journey to ACLEA's leadership, insights from the conference, and her vision for just-in-time learning and …
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Parker Moore, principal at Beveridge & Diamond, and co-chair of the firm's Natural Resources and Project Development Practice Group and its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Wetlands and Endangered Species Act groups. A wetlands ecologist turned environmental lawyer, Parker shares how creative lawy…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Harlan York, managing partner of Harlan York and Associates. Harlan shares his journey to becoming an immigration attorney and why a focus on specialization has helped him build a successful team and practice that plays to everyone’s strengths. Visit https://immigrationlawnj.com/ to learn more.…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews the Honorable Judge Scott Schlegel, elected to the bench of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division D, State of Louisiana. Judge Schlegel shares his journey from civil litigator to felony prosecutor before being elected to the bench. His insightful interview reveals how under…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews D. Margeaux Thomas, Founder of Thomas Law, PLLC, a law firm representing individuals and small businesses throughout Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. Margeaux discusses how staying educated has played a huge part in the cultivation of her legal team, her family’s nutrition, and the creation of the nonprofit, V…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Nicole Kobis, partner at the New Jersey law firm, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. Nicole discusses how she became a lawyer as a second career, her path to partnership, and how she continues to evolve her practice with new approaches. Visit https://www.lindabury.com/nicole-a-kobis.html to lea…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Allison West, Attorney, Investigator, Speaker, Trainer and Expert at Employment Practices Specialists. Allison discusses how she dedicates her work towards creating psychologically safe workplaces by investigation, coaching, and training executive leadership. Visit https://employmentpractices.net/ to learn…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Lori Landew, General Counsel of Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling. Lori shares her compelling journey from BigLaw commercial litigator to Boutique Entertainment Attorney, to In-House at Record Labels before ultimately becoming Audible's GC. Lori's story shows that pavi…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Victor Morales, Corporate Counsel at Microsoft and former board member and treasurer of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Colorado Chapter. Victor discusses his journey straight into the in-house world and how thinking in strategic steps has helped him achieve his professional goals. Visit https://www…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Anna Radke, Managing Associate of Brand Counsel, P.C., where she represents clients from industries such as fashion, media, manufacturing, and tech. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Glamour, and Elle. Anna discusses her journey from Poland to the U.S., becoming a fashion lawyer, and h…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews David Mann, Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group and former Chief Legal Officer for Dunkin Brands and General Counsel for Marriott International, Inc. David discusses what leadership looks like in phase three of life, a time where he focuses his experience on helping his children grow, funding startup…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Stephanie Spangler, Associate General Counsel at McKinsey & Co. Stephanie discusses the vital role curiosity has played in her life and the ways in which she promotes the exchange of ideas to the betterment of herself, her team, and the legal profession at large. Visit www.mckinsey.com or read https://www.…
 
In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Keith Lee, Founder of LawyersSmack and Chief Marketing Officer at Case Status. Keith discusses the concept of "Edge Knowledge" and how this informs how he fulfills the legal industry's needs around community and case management. Visit https://casestatus.com, https://www.lawyersmack.com, and https://associa…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Anta Cissé-Green, Senior Vice Chancellor & General Counsel of SUNY, the State University of New York. As General Counsel, Anta serves as the chief legal officer to the SUNY Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, System Administration and the presidents of the state-operated campuses. Anta manages and supervises the SUN…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Sejal Thakkar, the founder and Chief Civility Officer at TrainXtra, where she helps leaders create positive, safe, and respectful workplaces through customized training and coaching. Sejal is a former employment law attorney, a TEDx speaker (shedding light on The Pain, Power, and Paradox of Bias) and is now on a mi…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Marc Sorini, General Counsel for the Brewers Association, the national trade association for Americas small, independent brewers.Prior to joining the Brewers Association, Marc spent twenty-five years in private practice, twenty as a partner in the Washington, DC office of McDermott Will & Emery. Marc is a beer love…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Leah Del Percio, founder and CEO of Trustate. Trustate is an estate administration services provider that works to help Executors, regardless of their circumstances, navigate the complex and incredibly stressful process of settling and administering the estate of a deceased loved one, saving them time, money and pr…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with David Schnurman, CEO of Lawline, and the mentor of our host for nearly a decade. Lawline is the leading provider of online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the country. The company recently celebrated serving over 150,000 attorneys with over 5,000,000 courses completed. David is also the past president of Entrep…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Scott Daniels, Senior Director of Benefit Policy Intelligence at Comcast. Scott is responsible for overseeing health and employee benefit legislation and regulatory activity. Before assuming this role, Scott oversaw Comcast's absence management and disability programs. Scott was a practicing attorney for nine years…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with James Gatto, co-head of the Blockchain team and Games team at Sheppard Mullin. James has been a thought leader and has provided strategic advice for more than 30 years, working on all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, especially ones driven by new business models and/or disruptive technologies. J…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Sidney O. Minter, the corporate counsel for Advanced Auto Parts, where he provides advisory and risk management support to the business' key stakeholders. He is also an active participant in the Minorities in the Profession Committee and the Burlington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Sidney has receiv…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Cheyne Scott, a civil litigation attorney and Partner and Chief of Diversity and Inclusion at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC. Cheyne is also The Spiritual Litigator, a Certified Life Coach, and helps women and minorities make Partner without burning out. Cheyne has presented seminars and written about the …
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Doug Passon, a litigator of twenty-five years and an internationally recognized expert in video advocacy who has been featured in several publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and The Atlantic. Doug combined his passion for film and law to create the documentaries he uses in legal advocacy…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Tony Thai, the CEO and Chief Engineer of HyperDraft, a legal tech company that aims to modernize the practice of law to make practicing law more enjoyable. Tony is a former M&A/venture capital attorney who has worked in Big Law and as an assistant general counsel of large and mid-sized enterprise technology compani…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Chintan Panchal, a founding Partner at RPCK, Rastegar Panchal, a global boutique law firm, and head of the firm's New York office. Under Chintan's direction, RPCK has developed a dedicated impact investing practice, advising both mission-aligned investors and social enterprises. The firm works closely with clients …
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Leslie Mehta, Chief of Staff and Counsel to the CEO at the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a lawyer with nearly 20 years of legal social advocacy experience. In 2021, Leslie's work with pRETTy Brooke earned her an award nomination by the Disability Law Center of Virginia. Up to this January, she …
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Devika Tandon, Senior managing counsel at FIGS, a healthcare e-commerce company that recently went public last year. Devika’s core passion is in the intersection of startup environments and the law, with a background in fin-tech, drone-tech and other corporate environments. In her spare time, Devika is spending tim…
 
This week, Sigalle sits down with Jisha Dymond, the global lead for risk management and regulatory compliance at Twitter, and a board member of Behind the Book, a nonprofit that inspires literacy engagement through immersive programs for New York City students from underserved communities.Learn the career path, perspective, and advice of a child of…
 
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