How Big Firms Can Foster, Develop Female First-Chair Trial Lawyers

    View Author September 2017

    A recent New York Times op-ed by Judge Shira Scheindlin discussed the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of women attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. In this Corporate Counsel article, partner Sarah Rathke outlines the circumstance that fostered her development as a first-chair female trail lawyer. She notes that autonomy, opportunity, mentoring and carving out a personal niche and are just a few key components that facilitate growth and success.