Balancing client work and developing new business is not always easy. It takes time, strategy, and a lot of relationship building. Deb knows this balancing act well, as she practiced antitrust law with a large, global firm in New York and D.C. before becoming an executive coach in 2003.
These days, Deb’s focus is helping law firm leaders leverage their interests and strengths to make substantial gains within their organizations. One of her proudest moments is when she helped a partner, who was already a rainmaker, grow her business significantly and eventually transition into a firm leadership role. From that moment on, Deb knew she would dedicate her career to helping attorneys build stronger relationships with new and existing clients and become stronger leaders within their organizations. She works individually with her law firm clients to set and achieve meaningful goals that further both their personal interests and their firm’s strategic plan. Deb also works with senior, in-house counsel to hone their management and leadership skills and develop insights about relationships with outside counsel.
Deb has been featured as a speaker for numerous Am Law 100 law firms, the National Bar Association, and Yale Law School, and she is certified in Leadership Coaching by Georgetown University.
Deb earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Vanderbilt Law Review and won the King & Spalding Moot Court competition. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
Community service plays a significant role in Deb’s life. She is active in the Jewish community, where she chairs her temple’s school and youth committee. She also serves as a literacy tutor for first graders in a neighboring urban school district. A life-long swimmer, Deb especially enjoys open water lake swimming and other time outdoors. She cherishes time with her husband and children and is a huge Duke basketball fan. If she could do anything else in life, Deb would probably front a rock band!
- Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.
- Duke University, B.A. (Public Policy Studies)