Each week during the recruiting program, the Summer Associates attend at least one "Lunch & Learn." The Lunch & Learn series is an opportunity to educate the Summer Associates about certain areas of our practice, and to introduce them to our senior shareholders, or other members of the business community, giving the meetings a real one-on-one dynamic.
This past summer, the Lunch & Learn series included: Jimmy Goodman, Director, speaking to the Summer Associates about the Firm's efforts to increase diversity both in the Firm and in the broader legal community; Robert McCampbell, Director and former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, relating legal hints he has learned from past cases of note; Mack Morgan, Director, teaching the Summer Associates how to be a persuasive legal writer; Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett sharing his vision for the future of Oklahoma City; Miles Tolbert, Director and the former Secretary of the Environment in Governor Henry's cabinet, speaking about opportunities for public service; and Judge Lawrence Walsh, former ABA President, Special Prosecutor in the Iran-Contra affair and member of the Firm, among his many titles and awards, shared stories form his long and storied history as a litigator and judge.
When it comes to the Lunch & Learn series every summer is different. The common thread that binds each summer is that we will find people from both inside and outside the Firm who will share their life and legal experiences, and hopefully enrich the experience of the Summer Associates in the process.