I began my career in legal placement and headhunting in January of 2014.
I started with an excellent search firm, Lateral Link, based in Los Angeles and concentrated on Louisiana and Texas. I realized quickly that I could do the work better on my own and as a result, started my own business in October of 2014. It was a leap of faith and fortunately, I have never looked back.
I cannot believe it has been six years. Each year gets better and better. I continue to place more lawyers and I love what I do. In legal negotiations class we discussed the concept of WIN WIN. I feel like in this instance it’s a triple win. The lawyer gets a new job, the firm gets a new lawyer and I get a fee. It’s not hard work like drafting a major writ, auguring a motion before a judge or preparing for a tough deposition. It’s different. I have to hustle all the time and put effort into finding lawyers and getting searches. I don’t mind it. At least I get to help lawyers rather than argue with them.
In addition to being a member of the Louisiana Bar, I have a few passions outside of the world of legal recruiting. I contribute from time to time as a writer for Local Palate magazine out of Charleston, SC when articles are needed for New Orleans. I also write a column for a local magazine called Inside New Orleans.
Since the age of 8, I have played classical piano music and I am happy to say that I have never let it slip away. I continued to play and take lessons from some incredibly gifted teachers. In November of 2018, I did something I never thought I would ever do. I made a debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Symphony and played a Bach piano concerto. It was for a charity and we raised a lot of funds by basically begging friends to attend the concert. It was a big success. There is a YouTube recording of me and my partner playing Bach and Rachmaninoff. We called it Rach and Bach. We both play four hand music for charities all around the city.
In September of 2020, the two of us are going to give another concert for a fantastic charity called Lyrica Baroque which does wonderful things for music in the city and for education. I will play a Mozart piano concerto with a quartet. Wish me luck. I need it.
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