Congratulations Najmah!

We are thrilled that our colleague Najmah James, an experienced workplace investigator, EEO facilitator, professional coach and 3rd year law student at the University of Maryland School of Law, continues her important work with us and for our clients by being promoted to summer associate. Congratulations Najmah! Najmah James eptlegal.com


The Strength of Walking with Allies

One of my colleagues told me a story about a time in the late 1970’s or early ‘80’s when he was a young man, out late at night (or early in the morning) walking the streets of NYC. The streets of NY were known to be more dangerous back then, and it was pretty deserted….


The Value of Contribution

I was never a good cook. My chicken—flavorless. My steak—chewy. My fish—rubbery. If there is magic in cooking, I don’t wield it. But I play a really important part in the savory delicacies that come out of our kitchen at home. My husband’s chicken cutlet dish is amazing, because I slice the chicken so thin….


The Importance of a Good Team

When I was a partner at Big Law, I had to give a presentation with two of my partners on employment law developments. It was an early morning presentation and I had to get up at the crack of dawn to get to the venue (remember those days?). Once we started presenting, however, I realized…


The Tried and True

My son recently introduced me to a new online game that can be played with family and friends in different locations. In this game, called Jackbox, a computer provides questions to which every player must submit an answer. Afterwards, the player whose answer is voted the funniest receives the most points. There’s also an option…


What Will the New World Look Like?

Like any professional woman, I have lots of high-heeled shoes in my closet (and under my desk at work, under my bed at home, in my garage, and in my trunk). And I haven’t worn a single pair in over a year. Throughout the pandemic, on the occasions when I did wear shoes, I alternated…


Coming Together from Different POV’s

Once, I was having a conversation with a junior colleague about a new development in the industry. Mid-conversation, they suddenly pulled out their phone. At first I was startled by the rudeness of the gesture. But then they turned their phone screen around to show me an article that was completely relevant to the conversation….


Stop Asian Hate

Over half of the world’s population—4.6 billion people, to be exact—live on the continent of Asia. Of those people, 1.4 billion live in China, 1.3 billion live in India, 126 million live in Japan, 69 million live in Thailand, 51 million live in South Korea, 32 million live in Malaysia, and the list goes on….


The Importance of Good Leadership

I remember once early in my law career at a Big Law firm, it was 6:30 and I was packing up to leave for the day, thrilled to be going home at a relatively early hour. Then the phone rang and I saw it was my boss. He was meeting with an important client on…


International Women’s Day!

To all my sisters on International Women’s Day! To the doctors, lawyers, engineers, astronauts, scientists, nurses, teachers, drivers, social workers, hospitality workers, actors, artists, writers, colleagues, coworkers, those serving in our armed forces, stay-at-home, WFH, mothers, daughters, friends, movers and shakers— I celebrate you today and always! #happyinternationalwomensday2021