Building Career Foundations: Networking Your Way to Partnership, by Jennifer Mikulina

Sixty years ago, McDermott became the second major US law firm to elect a woman partner, and our Firm remains committed to enabling opportunities for all. Through our Gender Diversity & Inclusion Committee (“GDIC”), we develop policies and initiatives to reinforce the Firm’s long-standing commitment[…]

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Personal Observations, Experiences and Thoughts on Diversity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, by Susan J. Booth

Commercial real estate covers the world, quite literally. Every bit of land, water and air around the world is real estate in its broadest sense. If it is not a residence or publicly-held, then it is probably commercial real estate. I vividly remember falling in[…]

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Vivian Liberman explains how BLP Costa Rica became a UNDP ‘Company That Promotes Gender Equality’

Vivian Liberman is a recognised banking partner at the Costa Rican office of BLP, a member of the Steering Committee of the ‘Women in the Profession’ program at the Vance Center in New York, and the founder and coordinator of the Costa Rican chapter. At[…]

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Starting a Law Firm: Advantages and Challenges That Inspire

Ljubica Vodanovic is an expert in financial regulation and a founding partner of Vodanovic Legal, a legal boutique specialised in financial regulation. Banks and financial institutions, as well as local and international non-regulated companies, go to her for legal advice on financial services in Peru.[…]

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The Importance of Leveraging Your Network and Paying it Forward

Tara Castillo is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Finance Group in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices. Financial institutions and non-bank finance companies look to Tara to represent them in securitizations and other asset-backed finance transactions. She also helps her clients navigate compliance issues[…]

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