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FORCES OF NATURE: Sheenika Gandhi

Name: Sheenika Gandhi Profession: Chief Marketing Officer at Greenberg Glusker Kicking off 2024 with a self-made Force who chose a road less traveled.  In 2011, Sheenika made the difficult (and scary) decision not to pursue a conventional legal career post law school. At the time, while law, technology and marketing...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Hon. Reva Goetz

Name: Hon. Reva Goetz (retired) Profession: JAMS Mediator/Neutral Evaluator Throughout her career, Judge Goetz has worn many professional hats including, accountant and financial analyst, district attorney, and distinguished judge. While in law school, Judge Goetz initially envisioned a career in corporate law. However, she graduated law school in the height of...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Pantea Yashar

Name: Pantea Yashar Profession: Associate Professor of Law (Southwestern Law School) & Counsel (Ervin Cohen & Jessup) It is rare when I meet an attorney who, after 20 years in the business, feels inspired to take on an additional and significant role professionally. In Pantea’s case, that’s exactly what...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Lisa McCurdy

Name: Lisa McCurdy Profession: Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig I don’t often hear attorneys, especially litigators, described as a “class act.” And yet, that’s the term that comes to mind when I think of Lisa. For me to introduce her to you as a “class act” is saying a lot considering...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Hon. Judge Barbara Johnson

Name:  Hon. Judge Barbara Johnson (retired) Profession:  ADR Services Neutral In my tenure as a probate litigator, I have met many skilled judges on the bench. One such gem of a judge is former Los Angeles Superior Court judge (and now neutral), Honorable Barbara Johnson. Judge Johnson retired from...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Sima Mostafavi

Name:  Sima Mostafavi Profession:  Founder, Pistache Skincare It is not at all surprising that this radiant beauty is in the beauty business. First things first, I am happy to report, that Sima gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who is now a rough and tumble toddler. Yes, this blog...
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FORCES OF NATURE: Jane Abby Mintz Schwab

Name:  Jane Abby Mintz Schwab Profession:  Retired LAUSD teacher Jane educated legions of Angelenos during her 35-year tenure as a teacher. As a person, Jane oozes grace and humility while simultaneously possessing a no-nonsense attitude of a skilled army sergeant. Her kind intelligence is visible from miles and she still gets...
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