Hunton & Williams LLP
951 East Byrd Street
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 788-8529
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude, 1996
B.A., University of North Carolina, Political Science, 1992
Professional/business/civic/nonprofit organizations in which you are/have been involved and positions held:
• Member, Virginia State Bar and Maryland State Bar
• Member, Virginia Bar Association and Richmond Bar Association
• Board of Directors, Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHSVA)
- Member, Audit and Awards committees
- Past Member, Service Committee
- Since 2003, led annual fundraiser to collect donations to purchase holiday gifts for children in foster care or placed in permanent homes by CHSVA (raising, on average, $1200-1500 annually)
• Screening Committee, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP)
- Member, Screening Committee; Serve as Hunton & Williams’ liaison with MAIP
- Volunteer, “Old Case Testing” project in Virginia
- Support and coordinate research efforts on pending innocence cases being handled by Hunton & Williams
- Coordinated Hunton & Williams’ review of and summaries about three Maryland exonerations for use by MAIP in lobbying and training efforts
• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America (LLS)
- Member, “Team in Training” for inaugural Augusta 70.3 Half Ironman; raised over $6200 for LLS (earning double “Rock Star” status)
- Co-Captain, Hunton & William’s “Team in Training” corporate team for 2010 Monument Avenue 10K
- Mentor, Fredericksburg’s Spring 2010 “Team in Training” Marathon team
• Active in Midlothian community volunteering in Robious Elementary School, Girl Scouts (Brownies), Huguenot Little League and FC Richmond Soccer
Who were the important mentors you have had and how did they impact your career?
Waverly Pulley at Hunton & Williams is without a doubt the most important mentor I’ve had and it would be much easier for me to tell you the ways — which I could count on one hand — that he has not impacted my career.
What do you consider your biggest personal and/or professional accomplishment and why?
I have never considered myself an athlete, so my biggest personal accomplishment was finishing a half ironman distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) last September.
What advice would you give to a young person graduating from college this spring?
While you are still young, unattached and brave, go see the world or do something that scares you a little bit.
How do you achieve a balance between your professional life and your personal life?
I’m not sure I have achieved a balance — it seems to me that is something you have to evaluate retrospectively. If I am gearing up for a transaction closing, my client has my utmost attention. If my daughter vomits on the floor before I leave for work (and yes, that did happen), my family is paramount. I hope for symmetry but the key is knowing that you have to settle for less than perfection sometimes.
When you were growing up, what did you want to be?
According to my mother, when I was three, I wanted to be a ballerina or a gas station attendant. If you have ever seen me dance or attempt aerobics, you know just how funny the former is.
What is your favorite book or movie and why?
I could never pick a favorite movie — but if I had to list some of my favorites, I’d say (in no particular order): The Princess Bride, Field of Dreams, Pulp Fiction, Sixteen Candles and The Holy Grail.
What are two things about you that not many people know?
I love rap/hip-hop music — it’s what I run to.
I love Jessica Simpson shoes.