Deb helps lawyers grow their practices by combining the skills and mindsets of ambitious entrepreneurs with the marketing advantages and leverage inherent in a large firm practice. Her specialty is one-on-one coaching, where she tailors each engagement to fit the individual lawyer’s practice, personality and goals. Deb helps her clients think strategically about growing their professional relationships, and she supports them as they follow through on the day-to-day work of implementing their strategic plans. In addition, Deb helps senior in-house counsel hone their management and leadership skills, which in turns provides insights on what is important in relationships with outside counsel. Deb’s law firm clients benefit from this perspective.
Having started her career as an antitrust and class action lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Deb understands global law firm culture from the inside out. And she has first-hand experience with the unique opportunities and challenges of large, multi-office law firm practice. As a result, she has been featured as a speaker for numerous Am Law 100 law firms, the National Bar Association, and Yale Law School. Her article, “From Antitrust Lawyer to Executive Coach,” was published in the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine.
Deb received a certification in Leadership Coaching through Georgetown University. She received her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. While earning her J.D., she served on the Editorial Board of the Vanderbilt Law Review and was the winner of the King & Spalding Moot Court competition.