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Discover a league of extraordinary women in the legal profession with the Heels of Justice podcast and hosts Sarita Venkat and Katherine Minarik. Each episode, Heels of Justice will share the trailblazing story of a woman lawyer, some you've heard of and many you have not. These are the tales of fierce advocates in courtrooms and boardrooms, in government and politics, women who get deals done and pave the way for the rest of us. Join us as we learn a bit about the law and a lot about how one woman can make a difference.

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HOJ 028: RBG

Sep 22, 2020

 

Rest In Power

 

 

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HOJ 027: The Virus Episode

Apr 22, 2020

 

Sarita and Katherine catch up about what the coronavirus has changed in their lives and how they are actually doing as they try to navigate it all.

 

 

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HOJ 026: Happy New Year, and Happy New Season!

Jan 10, 2020

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, Katherine and Sarita ring in the New Year with a glimpse of the upcoming Season 2! They also share some stories from the time they took to plan it.

 

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HOJ 025: Katherine & Sarita: Catch Up, Wrap Up, & Thank You!

Jun 23, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, Katherine and Sarita wanted to take a moment to reflect on how their interviews with such amazing guests have resonated with them so far, both personally and...

 

 

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HOJ 024: Sarita Venkat: Constitution Day, Building Relationships, & Own Your Story

Jun 20, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview co-host Sarita Venkat. Sarita is a lawyer, Board member and diversity advocate. She has held various in-house roles heading up...

 

 

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HOJ 023: Claire McCaskill: Making History, Plenty Ladylike, & Blouse Check

Jun 17, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Claire Conner McCaskill who served as a United States Senator from Missouri from 2007 to 2019. She graduated from the University of Missouri...

 

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HOJ 022: Noreen Farrell: Gender Justice, Equal Pay, & Las Vegas

Jun 12, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Noreen Farrell whose entire legal career has been dedicated to the pursuit of social justice.

Noreen is a nationally-recognized leader on a...

 

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HOJ 021: Kerry McLean: Walking Precincts, Best Place to Work & Connectedness

Jun 10, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Kerry McLean, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Intuit.


Kerry joined Intuit in 2006, most recently serving as...

 

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HOJ 020: Sarah Burstein: Design Patents, Tweeting the Law, & the Academic Meat Market

Jun 6, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Sarah Burstein who joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012. She teaches Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyright,...

 

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HOJ 019: Neha Sampat: Belonging, Owning Your Value, & Uniquely Qualified

May 29, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Neha Sampat, CEO, founder, coach, and consultant at GenLead|BelongLab, where she focuses on building belonging and true inclusion....

 

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HOJ 018: Maja Hazell: D&I, Stars Are Made, & the Underdog

May 23, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Maja Hazell is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at White & Case. She oversees the Firm’s global diversity and inclusion strategy as a...

 

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HOJ 017: Ruby Zefo: Privacy, Leaps of Faith, & When Uber Called

May 20, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Ruby Zefo, Chief Privacy Officer at Uber.

Before joining Uber, Ruby A. Zefo served as Vice President of Law and Policy Group and as Associate...

 

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HOJ 016: Bonus Episode: Sarita & Katherine

May 1, 2019

 

The hosts reflect on the last few interviews, in which they discovered stories of some incredibly bold women. They all had very different paths in the law but one thing in common: they all spoke up, persisted, and did one bold thing to move the profession forward.

 

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HOJ 015: Kalpana Kotagal: The Oscars, Inclusion Riders, & Building Power

Apr 22, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Kalpana Kotagal, Partner at Cohen Milstein, a member of the firm’s Civil Rights & Employment practice group, and Chair of the firm’s Hiring...

 

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HOJ 014: Claire Huffstetler: Commander, Victims' Advocate, & Surface Warfare

Apr 15, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

 

Today, the Heels of Justice interview, Commander Temperance C. Huffstetler (“Claire”), is an attorney in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She currently...

 

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HOJ 013: Michelle Fang: 170 GCs, "Go to Siena," & Startup Law

Apr 8, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Michelle Fang, the Chief Legal Officer of Turo.

 

Key Takeaways

[:41] Katherine welcomes Michelle Fang, CLO of Turo, to the Heels of Justice...

 

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HOJ 012: Noreen Krall & Mallun Yen: Women, Friendship & Business

Apr 2, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today’s episode is a very special live recording of a conference held in DC by ChIPs and a non-profit whose mission is to advance and connect women working in technology, law, and...

 

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HOJ 011: Juanita Brooks: “Little Mexican Girl,” Art Of Trial, & We’re Crying

Mar 28, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Juanita Brooks, one of the foremost trial lawyers in the country. She is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s San Diego office and a member of...

 

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HOJ 010: Bonus Episode: Sarita & Katherine

Mar 25, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, Katherine and Sarita wanted to take a moment to reflect on how their interviews with such amazing guests have resonated with them so far, both personally and...

 

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HOJ 009: Andie Kramer: Jockstrap Jokes, Breaking Through Bias, and Goldilocks

Mar 20, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Andrea (Andie) S. Kramer, author and Partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which was just listed as one of...

 

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HOJ 008: Kathi Vidal: Apache Helicopter, Success at a Law Firm, & the Ask

Mar 18, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

In this episode, Sarita talks to Kathi Vidal from Winston and Strawn; as Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, she is one of the leading patent litigators in the...

 

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HOJ 007: Dahlia Lithwick: Supreme Court Press Corps, Quitting Law School, and When There Are Three

Mar 11, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Dahlia Lithwick bio to come by the client.

 

Key Takeaways

[:34] Katherine welcomes Dahlia Lithwick a writer and law journalist, to the Heels...

 

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HOJ 006: "Bonus Episode: Sarita & Katherine"

Mar 7, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, Katherine and Sarita wanted to take a moment to reflect on how their interviews with such amazing guests have resonated with them so far, both personally and...

 

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HOJ 005: Anirma Gupta: "Why Not?", Being a GC, & Comfort Zones

Feb 25, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Anirma Gupta, General Counsel at Tanium Inc., previously V.P. and Deputy General Counsel at Intuit and Attorney at Sun Microsystems. She worked...

 

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HOJ 004: Judge Wood: Ungentlemanly Ways, the Pregnancy Problem, & Antitrust Law

Feb 15, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

In this episode, Katherine talks to The Honorable Judge Diane Wood, the Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Wood is one of the most renowned...

 

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HOJ 003: Sasha Rao: Flying Taxis, Drone Law & Walking Integral Table

Feb 15, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice, these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field, and paved the way for the rest of us.

Today, the Heels of Justice interview Sasha G. Rao, Chair of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Intellectual Property Practice, in San Francisco. Click here for Sasha’s full bio.

 

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HOJ 002: Katherine Minarik: Al Gore, Improv, & Social Psychology

Feb 15, 2019

 

Welcome to Heels of Justice; these are the stories of women lawyers who are trailblazers in their field and paved the way for the rest of us.

In this episode, Sarita talks to Katherine Minarik — her friend and co-host for theHeels of Justice.

Katherine Minarik is Group General Counsel for cleverbridge. Prior to...

 

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HOJ 001: Introduction

Feb 15, 2019

 

Sarita Venkat and Katherine Minarik give an introduction to Heels of Justice

 

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