Women In Larger Firms with Leora Maccabee
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This week on Maximum Mom, your host Elise Buie joined Leora Maccabee.

Leora is a mom of 3 who is a partner at an award-winning #midlaw firm (of approximately 85 attorneys) in Minneapolis, building her business through relationships with women executives, in-house counsel, and businesses in various industries, including the medical device space. She is a thriver (not survivor) of divorce, and has channeled her personal story and lessons she has learned into pro bono work for low-income women seeking or responding to divorce and rebuilding their lives. Leora has been at her law firm for over 12 years and has established a track record as an effective but empathic litigator.

Leora Maccabee is a trial lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of general business, product liability, and trust and estate litigation. In the business and product liability litigation side of her practice, she prides herself on offering exceptional legal service to businesses—from multimillion-dollar companies to startups—facing conflicts and challenges that at minimum threaten to distract from the products they are selling and services they are providing to our community, and at maximum are bet-the-company matters. 

Whether that means going to court, engaging in mediation, or conducting complex and large-scale written and deposition discovery and e-discovery to develop the factual record, she represents her clients aggressively, intelligently, and effectively, and with a keen eye toward their business needs. 

As a trust and estate litigator, Leora partners with other attorneys in Maslon’s Estate Planning Group to handle contested matters in probate courts, representing her clients in disputes regarding the obligations of fiduciaries such as trustees, executors, conservators, and guardians as well as the interpretation of testamentary instruments.

Leora was recognized as a 2016 40 Under 40 Honoree by Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal, a 2015 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer, and annually on the Rising Stars and Top Woman Attorney lists by Super Lawyers.

1:15 generalist litigator

5:45 very family friendly

9:40 there’s a very big difference

13:38 I can go about my day

18:20 it’s not sanitary

21:47 we have to be more vulnerable

27:30 as mentors to other women

31:27 we support the work you’re doing

35:20 you’re going to do best in the spaces that you’re happiest in

39:08 I do think it’s a dance

43:07 life work integration

Watch the interview here.

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