Please explain your job: Provide legal guidance to internal client teams negotiating strategic technology and data licensing transactions, developing and commercializing GM’s extensive suite of connected products and services, and supporting direct interactions with customers across the world.
When you were younger, what did you dream of being?: When I was younger, I wanted to either be a lawyer or a professional soccer player.
What is the one thing that best prepared you for a legal career?: The one thing that best prepared me for a legal career is getting comfortable talking, negotiating, and debating in front of other people. For me, that involved taking a debate class, public speaking classes, and learning to get comfortable negotiating on the phone. Sounding and appearing confident is essential to advocating on behalf of your clients.
Please offer one piece of advice or motivation for high school students interested in the legal field: If you want to be a lawyer, you can do this. Get connected with lawyers in a variety of fields and see what interests you. Lawyers are involved in so many different things - not just want you see on TV. If a career in the law is calling you, find a mentor (or two) and go for it. People are willing to help, if you ask!