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About Kirsten Marcum

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Articles Written by Kirsten Marcum

The Decider

Sandra Leung stepped in when Bristol-Myers Squibb took the heat

Palin in Comparison

Lisa Palin stood up for an attempted rape victim and helped set an important precedent in the process

Corps Values

Amy Manzelli brings a love of the environment and her Peace Corps can-do attitude to the law

Wright Makes Might

Valerie Wright lends her strength to those in need

In the Express Lane

How Louise Parent moved up the AmEx corporate ladder

Hanging Their Own Shingles

For some lawyers, big-firm life represents a kind of security. For others, what's more important is independence, autonomy and flexibility. We spoke with three young attorneys practicing at small or solo firms to see what life is like on their own.

She Brings Good Things to Light

GE associate general counsel Janine Dascenzo operates at a higher frequency       

Smaller Can Be Better

For some lawyers, big firm life offers security. But for others, that's less important than independence and flexibility.       

Hanging Their Own Shingles

Not every lawyer gets to stroll into the office at 10 or spend a few hours fishing for striped bass every morning. Then again, not every lawyer takes out his own trash, worries about the firm's cash flow, or plans her next wave of online marketing. We spoke to five young New England lawyers at small firms to see what life is like when you are your own accountant, bookkeeper, secretary, reference librarian, IT consultant and janitor.        

Behind the Stacks at Barnes & Noble

Jennifer Daniels is more than just book smart  

The Supreme Thrill

Want to know what it's like to participate in the legal world's version of the Super Bowl? Ask these four

When the Dishes Start Flying

Family law attorneys tell us how they deal with good people at their worst

Gina Barry's Pet Project

Here’s one lawyer who cares what happens to your pet after you’re gone

The Supreme Thrill

Meet three lawyers who have argued in the Super Bowl of law

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Angela Zambrano out-Algers Horatio Alger

Oh Henry!

Vickie Henry has made a career of winning difficult fights and doing it with a smile

The Road to Equality

Mary Bonauto fights for love and marriage

The Fighter

Kelly Strange Crawford knows to keep her left up and not take no for an answer

Little Big Woman

Elizabeth Cabraser is a 5-foot giant among Bay Area lawyers

Freedom Fighter

Jennifer Chunias can't rest knowing innocent people are in prison

First Call for Freedom

Sohail Mohammed had little experience with immigrant detention issues before 9/11. But how could he turn his back on his people?

Ring Master

Ed Kaufman makes sure no one body-slams World Wrestling Entertainment

The Startling Second Act of Marina Volin

She arrived in Philadelphia without a job, a child in hand, and knowing very little English. Now she’s one of the area’s top IP lawyers

Growing Up Nebraskan

How you gonna keep them down on the farm …?

Rosemarie's Baby

At Rosemarie Arnold's firm -- where more than a thousand cases are open at any given time -- the client is king

Most Valuable Player

Rachel Splaine Rollins has channeled the competitive drive that made her a top lacrosse player into a groundbreaking legal career

The Problems of Sticking to Principle

What do you do when your client seems to stand for the opposite of everything you believe?

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