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O’Melveny’s Lisa Pensabene Featured in Ms. JD Q&AMay 20, 2015 O’Melveny & Myers partner Lisa Pensabene is featured in a Q&A with Ms. JD titled, “Be All In: A Conversation With Lisa Pensabene.” The article discusses Pensabene's path to becoming the Head of Life Sciences Litigation at O'Melveny, her advice on balancing work and family commitments, and the importance of having mentors in the legal profession.
Regarding hurdles she has faced during her career, Pensabene explains that she has overcome them with hard work and thorough preparation. “You also have to just be ‘all in’ with respect to the work that you’re doing. Be excited about it. Be passionate about it,” she says in the article.
When seeking out a mentor, Pensabene recommends that young attorneys aim to “find someone who embodies qualities that you would like to have or, perhaps, someone who is in a position that you would like to be in one day,” adding, “The more you put yourself out there and participate, the more you’ll learn and form relationships. That’s what mentoring is about—relationships.”
Pensabene resides in O’Melveny’s New York office.