How I Do It
An attorney and busy mom of three breaks down how she gets it all done.
LOCATION Fairfax, VA CHILDREN Keira, 9, Katelyn, 8, and Benjamin, 5
This mom of three and attorney at the Washington, D.C., office of Working Mother 100 Best Company Arnold & Porter doesn’t consider herself an expert on the subject of working motherhood. “Every day is like a constant triage,” she confesses. She’s been known to wake up at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve to help wrap up a case, but the long hours she logs as a life sciences transactions lawyer—helping make lifesaving medications available across the globe—are all worth it. “Even though I’m not the scientist in the lab developing the new medication, my role is invaluable in bringing these drugs to market successfully,” she says. “It’s incredibly rewarding work.” And after nearly a decade of balancing both her career and family duties, she’s definitely learned a few sanity-saving strategies along the way. The biggest ones: She frequently works from home and gets a big assist from her husband, Bob. Here are more of her go-to hacks: