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Career Journey

A conversation with Jennifer Hinds.

You recently joined the firm. Tell us about that process.

I was quite familiar with Husch Blackwell, having worked at a competitive law firm. I was looking to expand my L&E work, not just in litigation, but also in advice and counseling. I saw an ad for an opening here in LA. I was attracted to the remote opportunity and the potential to expand the employment group in California. I was also attracted to the firm because of having a strategic business unit structure, and that’s not something I had encountered before.

We started The Link with the express purpose of working remotely. What has been your experience so far being part of The Link?

I’ve had a great experience. Had this happened pre-pandemic, I’m not sure how I would have felt about it. Prior to the pandemic, I was of the mindset that if you weren’t in the office where people see you, you weren’t “working.” So I would make a point to be the first one in and the last one out. When the pandemic hit and offices shut down, obviously that model wasn’t able to continue. I feel much more relaxed and comfortable now. I think with working remotely, I sometimes feel like I work longer and harder because I don’t have to worry about the commute. I like it because it takes a lot of pressure off an already stressful job.

Are you getting acclimated to HB?

Yes, we do have some regular check-in calls, and I’m a member of the FAB SBU and the L&E PSC. I like the video calls because it makes people more connected and more engaged.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I am really proud that I had an opportunity to cross-examine a witness in federal court in my second year. I got thrown in the fire. My partner told me to prepare for it as if I was going to do the cross-examination, but I thought it was just going to be another exercise. When it came time, he said, ‘OK, go ahead and cross-examine.’ I didn’t even have time to get nervous or have sweaty palms. It came out really good, and I’ll never forget that!

Do you have an opportunity to do any mentoring?

I am active at my undergrad school, which is Santa Clara University, where I mentor students who have expressed a pre-law interest. I’m also involved with the career services department of my law school in which I assist in career planning.

What is your advice to young people coming into law school?

I encourage younger students to take more practical classes early on so they get prepared when they start with a law firm.

Key Contact

Job Openings  

Have a question about working at Husch Blackwell?

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Karen Fischer

Director of Legal Recruiting

Susan Early

Lateral Recruiting Manager

Emma Hearn

Lateral Recruiting Specialist
Job Openings  

Have questions about working at Husch Blackwell?

Reach out to one of our recruiters.

Karen Fischer

Director of Legal Recruiting

Susan Early

Lateral Recruiting Manager

Emma Hearn

Lateral Recruiting Specialist

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