As a student at Harvard Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr second-year associate Medha Gargeya was incredibly passionate about civil liberties.

Like many other young attorneys, she craved to practice law in a way that adhered to her values as an attorney of color. But this sort of passion often means one of two things: You either do the work you love at a low-paying nonprofit, or you go into Big Law and try to find that satisfaction in pro bono work—something that many big firms support but that rarely builds a sustainable paid book of business.

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