From his Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Cornell University for a bachelor’s degree and a law degree; to a research fellowship at Yale Law School; to a judgeship; then to partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom L.L.P., Stephen C. Robinson’s 26-year career in law followed a road less traveled by most attorneys.
A partner in the entertainment group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Lisa E. Davis is one of the nation’s leading entertainment lawyers, representing a broad spectrum of clients. Her career in entertainment law fits perfectly with her passion for the arts. It gives her an opportunity to “help her clients realize their artistic vision and help preserve their intellectual property.”
Imagine being accused of fraud and learning that your attorney is a former state and federal prosecutor as well as a judge. Clients receive that advantage from Zachary W. Carter. “I have had the good fortune of being able to see the system from a number of vantage points,” comments Carter.
Tracey L. Brown, daughter of the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron H. Brown, grew up in Washington, D.C., and credits the countless examples of legal expertise she saw as a child, including her father’s, with inspiring her to pursue a career in law.
Law-school education once was the almost exclusive preserve of men, regardless of race. It was not until 1956 that the first Black woman...
In the mere three and a half years since Donald “Don” Jones and Janon Costley met, they have bridged the 18-year difference in their ages to build together “something different,” even “industry changing,”
In July, attorney Carolyn House Stewart, a shareholder in the Tampa, Fla., law firm Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen P.A., was installed as the 28th international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., presiding over its 250,000 members in 975 chapters worldwide. Stewart spoke to TNJ Executive Editor Rosalind McLymont about her goals for her administration.
Facing unprecedented budget pressures as the worst recession since the 1930s continues to roil the economy, public and private-sector institutions alike are slashing costs to the bone, taking such measures as consolidating supply chains to favor larger suppliers who can offer greater bang for limited bucks.
My brother and I started a very successful specialty foods business a couple of years ago. We’re not rich, but we’re making enough to support ourselves and our families. Recently, a major distributor that wants to take our products nationwide approached us, selling them in supermarkets, gourmet groceries and specialty food stores.