Rebecca Blake Chaikin
The learning curve is incredibly steep, but in the best possible way… You can take as much responsibility as you want. You do have to earn it — and then you can take it.
Two years ago, I created a quarterly event series for the restructuring women in the New York office. It’s a great forum to learn, share experiences, and discuss how women at the Firm — and our practice group specifically — can succeed. By making sure women of all levels know each other personally, we can better support one another throughout our careers at Kirkland. This investment in ourselves will pay dividends.
The Firm does a great job of letting attorneys at all levels pursue an idea that fits within the Firm’s goals. I had an idea, told the partners about it, and had no problem getting the budget and support for it.