Kalpana Srinivasan of Susman Godfrey served as co-lead counsel to music group The Turtles and a class of recordings owners in their lawsuit against SiriusXM over unpaid royalties for pre-1972 recordings that settled in a deal valued at up to $73 million.

What piece of advice do you have for young lawyers in tech?

Don’t psyche yourself out—you can master the most complex of subject matters.

If I could change one thing about working in tech, it would be …

Seeing more women at counsel’s table.

The No. 1 issue that keeps me and my clients up at night is …

For them: how to grow and advance their business.

For me: how to manage their litigation so they can focus on the above.

After the events that have rocked Silicon Valley this year, are you more or less hopeful about the prospects for women in the tech industry?

More hopeful. The more attention and discourse around issues of gender in tech, the better. Transparency benefits us.

Do lawyers bear any special responsibility in addressing gender stereotyping and discrimination in tech?

Lawyers have the opportunity to forge a trail for those in other industries to follow. They need to use it.

—Ross Todd