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What was your route to the top? I joined Paul, Weiss as a corporate associate after graduating from NYU School of Law 30 years ago. The 1980s M&A boom was just peaking, and I cut my teeth as a finance lawyer on some of the world’s largest transactions at a time when there were relatively few women in the area. I led financings for clients including MacAndrews & Forbes, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Silver Point Capital, Time Warner Cable and Wendy’s. From the start, I embraced opportunities to take on firm leadership positions, serving in a succession of leadership roles, including as hiring partner; women’s initiatives committee chair; as a member of the management, finance and partnership committees; and now as the firm’s first deputy chair. Today, there is no issue that doesn’t come across my desk. On any day, I may be addressing the firm’s key strategic initiatives, practice area investment, diversity initiatives, pro bono matters or our alumni. Although I remain engaged with many longtime clients, I’m not in the trenches doing deals; I’m engaged in consulting about trends and other matters.

James Schroeder


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