Why did you choose to practice law and how did you decide to practice in your particular area of law?
A combination of the draw of advocacy, psychology and theatrics. Perhaps if I had been funnier, I would have gone into stand-up comedy instead.
What do you like best about being Hiring Partner?
Having been here my entire career, I love being involved in helping set the future course of the firm. When I get to meet and know our new lawyers, I am filled with incredible enthusiasm and hope for what the next century will bring for the firm and our profession.
In your opinion, what makes Alston & Bird a great place to work?
Our mutual respect, admiration and affinity for each other.
If there was one piece of (career) advice you could provide to a law student, what would it be?
If you can’t be who you really are wherever you are, then you are in the wrong place--trust your instincts on this one.
What was the most memorable recruiting experience for you personally as a law student?
My first interview lunch as a second year law student, which involved politics, alcohol and eccentric family members.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Anything with my family-–biking, traveling, hanging out, reading books, etc.
What is your favorite quote?
Patience, perseverance and perspective. It's more my motto than a quote.
Who inspires you and why?
Everyone who works hard, tries their best and doesn’t give up.