ABA Young Lawyers Division Profiles Hinshaw's Vaishali Rao in Q&A

August 2, 2018

Hinshaw partner Vaishali Rao and two other Chicago attorneys were recently featured in a Q&A published in the ABA Young Lawyers Division's publication TYL. Titled "Generational Divides," the story explores a series of workplace topics with the lawyers, including early career challenges, generational differences, workplace attire, professional values, and work/life balance issues.

Download a copy of the Q&A (PDF)

Excerpts from Vaishali's profile:

"The biggest challenge I faced when first starting out was learning that there is not always a right and wrong answer, but rather, there is good judgment and bad judgment."

"Over time, I learned that the one thing that transcends generational differences is hard work. I started focusing more on being good at what I do and finding the right people in an organization to support me."

"I think everyone achieves some version of [work/life] balance (if that really is a thing) in their own way. A big part of it is just being honest about the struggle…"

"Generally, I don't like to give advice to newer attorneys. I prefer to exchange ideas. I find that everyone's journey is unique; newer attorneys are just as smart and capable as seasoned ones, and often have their own perspectives to share with me that equally influence my journey."

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.