Listen, I am surprised as anyone. When I sat down to interview Jenner & Block’s Co-Managing Partners Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg, I hardly anticipated being wowed by the firm’s dedication to social justice and pro bono representations, but here we are.
In this episode of The Jabot, I chat with Katya and Randy about their overall philosophy for managing a Biglaw firm, prioritizing diversity, the challenges in trying to create a unified culture across a giant firm and how has the pandemic heightened those issues. We also talk about Jenner & Block’s representation of Stacey Abrams’s Fair Fight Action and the need to modernize the Voting Rights Act.
The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, and host of The Jabot podcast. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).