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NAPABA

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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is the nation's largest AAPI membership organization representing the interests of 60,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.

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Law Firm Attorneys

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Referred by Ivan Fong

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McDermott Will & Emery
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Loyola Marymount University
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How did ERG s shape your perspective on DEI?

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How did you get involved with NAPABA?

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How did you join McDermott and why have you stayed?

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Share a case that was impactful for you?

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Share what it was like to leave LA?

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Tell us about your path to becoming partner?

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What can we do in response to Anti-Asian Hate?

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What can we do to help build up NAPABA?

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Why did you decide to pursue a legal career?

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Referred by Ivan Fong

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Duane Morris LLP
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Johns Hopkins University
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Loyola Marymount University
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Help us understand the culture shock of leaving SoCal?

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How can we make our own unique impact on the community?

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How did growing up Asian in SoCal shape who you are today?

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Share a particularly impactful case with us?

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What are your thoughts on mentorship?

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What drove you to accomplish so much so early on in your career?

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What is Duane Morris and what do you do there?

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What is the best way to get involved with NAPABA?

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Where are you from?

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Why did you become a lawyer?

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Why did you build your career at Duane Morris?

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Why is NAPABA important to you?

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Referred by Don Liu

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
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Boston College
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Amherst College
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Are you open to mentoring people?

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How did you decide on your legal career path?

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How did you make partner?

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How do you build meaningful relationships?

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Share a case you are proud of?

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Tell us about your Amherst liberal arts education?

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What did your parents want you to do?

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What impact did football have on your career?

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What is the Partner Protege Program?

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What should AAPI lawyers be doing to grow?

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What was it like growing up?

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Where are you from?

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Who is your mentor?

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Why do you care about NAPABA?

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Why do you serve on boards?

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Why do you work at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney?

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Why should I help when no one helped me?

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McDermott Will & Emery
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William & Mary
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Any advice for first time NAPABA goers?

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Are you ok if people come say hello at NAPABA?

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Did you get a lot of pressure from your parents?

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Did your parents support your creative talents?

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How did you carve a niche for yourself?

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How did you find mentors?

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How does one get involved with NAPABA?

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Share a memorable case with us?

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What did you have to give up to make partner?

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What was your childhood like?

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Where are you from?

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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Why did you become a patent lawyer?

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Why did you join McDermott and why have you stayed?

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Why is NAPABA important to you?

In-House Counsel

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Medtronic
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MIT
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Stanford
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Oxford
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How did you become such a thoughtful person?

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How do you evaluate outside counsel?

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What are you most proud of accomplishing at 3M?

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Why should people join your team at Medtronic?

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Why is NAPABA important to you?

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Tell us about choosing and moving to Minnesota?

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Growing up what did you think you were going to do?

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Tell us about the network you built clerking for Justice Sandra Day O Connor?

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What makes you a good General Counsel?

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What's it like to be GC of Homeland Security?

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What was it like growing up?

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Where are you from?

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Why are you invested in community and the arts?

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Why did you become a law clerk after graduation?

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Why did you become a lawyer?

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Why did you decide to work in public service?

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Why did you leave clerking to join a law firm?

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Target
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Columbia University
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What was it like growing up?

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What brought your parents to the US?

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How did your parents transition to the US?

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Were you a good student?

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How does your name relate to law?

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How was religion part of your upbringing and major choice?

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What epiphany led you to focus on your studies?

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How did soccer play a role in your life?

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Why did you not pursue theology?

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How did you develop a niche as a law firm associate?

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Did you feel othered as an Asian lawyer early on?

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Why did you decide to go in-house?

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Tell us how you became a GC?

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How did networking help your career?

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Tell us about your time at Toll Brothers?

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Tell us about transitioning to Xerox and how it impacted your family?

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Tell us about transitioning to Target?

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What advice do you have for job seekers?

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How have you learned to become a better GC?

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Why is NAPABA important to you?

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What is next?

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Jones Lang LaSalle
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Harvard University
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What is your personal history?

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What brought your parents to the US?

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Did you grow up in Hong Kong or the US?

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How did you spend your time growing up?

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Did you know you wanted to be a lawyer in college?

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How did you end up in corporate law?

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Tell us about your first in-house roles?

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How did you end up at Churchill Downs?

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How did you transition out of the west coast?

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Did your family move with you?

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Tell us about your move to San Diego and Petco?

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Tell us about your current role at JLL?

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Do you feel settled in Chicago?

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How do you make successful job transitions?

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How do you know you are ready for a change?

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Where does your confidence come from?

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What are employers looking for in a GC?

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What does it mean to lead a legal team?

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Have you always been a leader?

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How have you improved your leadership skills?

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What is still challenging for you?

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Are you an extrovert or an introvert?

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What mistakes did you make along the way?

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How have you had to adapt due to the pandemic?

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How do you overcome the perception that Asian Americans are not leaders?

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How do you understand if you can fit into a company?

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What is your role as a GC?

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Should a GC fake knowing everything?

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Should legal be managed like other parts of a company?

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What is your dream vacation?

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Howmet Aerospace
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UT Austin
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Tell us about your upbringing?

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What led you to law school?

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How did your parents feel about law school?

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What would you have done if not law?

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Tell us about your current role?

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Tell us about the Asian community in Pittsburgh?

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Tell us about your intense interview?

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How do you assess opportunities?

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Tell us about your prior job?

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Tell us about the breadth of roles you have had?

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What advice do you have for someone who feels stuck?

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How do you know it is time for change?

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How do you balance your family and career goals?

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How have you learned to run a legal team?

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What mistakes have you made and learned from?

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What do you love most about your job?

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What do you least enjoy about your job?

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How do you feel about corporate politics?

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Is being a GC somewhat solitary?

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Who do you go to for advice?

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How has your spouse helped?

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Should lawyers be risk takers?

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What is your dream vacation?

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AmerisourceBergen
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University of Pennsylvania
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A GC needs to be a business executive?

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How did you become a lawyer?

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How did you build your network?

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How did you develop your leadership style?

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How did you learn to delegate?

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How did you stand up to your Asian parents?

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How to balance being rebellious and being a lawyer?

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What are the realities of being a law firm partner?

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What did you do at AmerisourceBergen?

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What was it like growing up?

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Where are you from?

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Why were you successful as a GC?

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eBay
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Yale University
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Northwestern University
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How did geography factor into your career?

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How did you decide to become a lawyer?

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How did you transition to In House Counsel?

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How did your parents influence your career?

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How do you balance family and career?

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How do you receive feedback as a leader?

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What advice do you have for young lawyers?

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What are benefits of serving on a corporate board?

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What do you like and dislike about being a GC?

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What do you love about the law and your job today?

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What is the path to becoming a GC?

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What is the right background to become a GC?

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What is your leadership style?

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Why did you decide to join eBay?

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Why do you like being a lawyer?

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CVS Health
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Northwestern University
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What is your personal history?

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What was left behind in India?

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Were there others who looked like you growing up?

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Did you face tough times growing up?

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How did you cope and adapt to the US?

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Tell us about your experience with ROTC?

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How did your parents feel about the military?

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Tell us about your time in the military?

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Did you ever feel othered in the military?

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Tell us about getting your law degree?

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Did you ever consider staying in the military?

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What did you learn from being in a law firm?

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Did you think about a career in a law firm?

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Tell as about your transition to in-house?

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Tell us about your work as as a GC?

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How do you advocate for yourself?

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Tell us about your company acquisition?

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What comes naturally to you as a GC?

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What doed not come naturally to you as a GC?

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What skills do you transfer from your military training?

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Should GCs have good relations with their CEOs?

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What is next?

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Bristol Myers Squibb
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Boston College
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Why do you love your company and job?

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Tell us about your current role as GC?

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How are you active in the Asian legal community?

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What brought your parents to the US?

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Tell us about your upbringing?

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Were there others who looked like you growing up?

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Did you work in the family restaurant?

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What Chinese dishes do you love cooking?

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Tell us about your awakening in college?

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Did you feel like an outsider growing up?

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Did you know you wanted to be a lawyer in college?

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What brought you to the Manhattan DA office?

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How did you improve in the DA office?

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Were you the first Asian female lawyer in the Manhattan DA office?

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How did you transition to in-house?

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How did you become GC?

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What advice to you have for young lawyers?

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How has your litigation experience helped you?

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Tell us about the crisis at your company?

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How do you get through periods of uncertainty?

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What advice do you have for GCs?

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How do you advocate for yourself?

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How do you find courage to speak out?

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What would your younger self say about you today?

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FIS
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University of Michigan
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Benefits of starting your career at a firm?

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Did you ever consider the law firm partner route?

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Going from individual contributor to manager?

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How can individual contributors help lead?

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How did you balance being both a Mom and a lawyer?

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How did you become the GC for BMO USA?

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How did you end up at BofA in Charlotte?

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How did you overcome being an introvert?

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How do you build a talent community?

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How do you decide if a company is right for you?

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How do you find the true culture of a company?

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How do you give candid feedback to team members?

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How has NAPABA impacted your career?

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How to be an authentic AANHPI female leader?

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Turning down a promotion that is not right for you?

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What brings you joy?

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What did your parents think about your careerpath?

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Where are you from?

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Why are NAPABA workshops helpful?

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Why did you join FIS?

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Tyson Foods
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Wellesley College
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Are your parents proud of you?

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How did you build your own career at Boeing?

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How did you go in house right after law school?

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How would you advise young lawyers on culture fit?

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Overcoming disappointment of not getting promoted?

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Tell us about your experience at Wellesley?

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Tell us about your time at the Gap?

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What did you do after college?

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What distinguishes really good lawyers?

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What is the hardest part about being a GC?

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What was it like growing up in Arkansas?

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Where are you from?

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Why did you choose law school over business school?

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Why is DEI important to you as a leader?

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Writing a cookbook with your mom?

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You wanted to be a pilot?