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Deneen Howell, second from left, with husband Donald Vieira and their children Vivian and Jasper. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Efficiency is an art form for Deneen Howell, whose clients include former President Barack Obama, novelist James Patterson and former House Speaker John Boehner. The Williams & Connolly partner and her husband Donald Vieira, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, have two children—Jasper, 8, and Vivian, 5—and two goldfish. Howell, 46, is co-chair of the employment counseling and litigation practice group and co-chair of the transactions and business counseling practice group at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm, where she’s worked since 1998. Here’s what a typical workday looks like for Howell, who lives in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood.

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Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones is editor-in-chief of Law.com and senior editor, culture desk, ALM Global Newsroom

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