Spotlight on Careers

Read profiles of attorneys who have made interesting transitions in the work force.

White Collar Defense and Federal Prosecution

Sharon L. McCarthy

Sharon L. McCarthy is Partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP where she represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal matters and tax controversies.

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Working Professional by Day, Law Student at Night

Tiffany Dunn

Working full-time and attending school at night can be very difficult, but JD candidate Tiffany Dunn makes it look easy, finding time to be active at her law school and at the City Bar. After being admitted to New York Law School, Tiffany continued to work full time and is currently employed by KGS-Alpha Capital Markets LP, a fixed-income brokerage dealer, while attending evening classes at NYLS. Even with these challenging dual commitments, Tiffany has found time to contribute to the City Bar as a member of the Career & Advancement Management Committee. Read profile


Trusts and Estates Litigation

Eric Penzer

Eric W. Penzer, a Partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C., concentrating in trust and estate litigation discusses his practice which includes probate contests, accounting proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, and other litigation related to estates and trusts. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to his practice area, and sits on the New York City Bar Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee.

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Pro Bono Counsel

Miriam Buhl

Miriam Buhl is Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and has coordinated the firm’s award-winning worldwide pro bono program since 2005. In 2011, Weil’s 1,200 attorneys performed nearly 80,000 hours of pro bono work on a wide range of issues including human rights, economic development, corporate governance, political asylum and environmental protection.

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Being an Animal Conflicts Mediator

Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton

Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton is the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation whose focus is applying mediation and collaborative practice to conflicts involving animals.

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Carol Frohlinger, Speaker and Author

Finding your place at the table

Carol Frohlinger works with organizations who understand that promoting and retaining talented women is a “win-win-win” – good for women, good for men and good for the bottom line. A nationally recognized speaker, Carol provides practical skills training women can use immediately to be more successful at work.

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Mickey Carter, Fox News

Breaking into the entertainment industry

Mickey Carter, Vice President of National Accounts in the Affiliate Sales & Marketing department at Fox News shares his strategies for breaking into the entertainment industry as an attorney.

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Unusual and Highly Specialized Practice Areas

Usually by coincidence, rarely by design, attorneys often find surprising opportunities to work in unusual or highly specialized practice areas that consistently present new and interesting challenges.

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Representing Nonprofit Organizations

Pamela Mann

Pamela Mann, Partner and Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Group of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP discusses what it is like to be an attorney representing nonprofit organizations.

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