March 9, 2023
March 9, 2023

International Women's Day Q&A with Katherine O'Brien

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Why I chose a career in the law?

I chose a career in law because I wanted to understand the documentation that facilitates economic activity in our society. Understanding this means I can contribute to economic growth by documenting the contractual relationships that allow economic activity to occur.

What unique perspectives do women bring to the law?

Women often bring a different approach to contractual negotiation, focusing more on relationship building and collaboration. This can be helpful in developing long term and profitable commercial relationships, especially in industries where negotiations can become confrontational.

Any female role models and why?

Elle Woods. Sure, she’s fictional, but she demonstrated that strength can be derived from traditionally feminine character traits and pursuits, not despite them.

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