Our last episode focused on Karen Karabinos, her somewhat non-traditional career path, and how it shaped her mentorship abilities and business development. But what about someone who wants to take a more traditional arc to her practice? This week, Taylor Poncz and Aarati Subramaniam talk to Sandra Cho, a partner at DEF, who put herself on the fast track, and found herself in a leadership role at a relatively young age. Now, with over two decades of practice behind her, she offers insight she would give her younger self and others who are just starting out.
Sandra Cho’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and in the superior and appellate courts. Sandra is a speaker and author, has co-chaired the annual seminar for the ICLE Workers’ Compensation Law Institute, and is a member of an Advisory Committee for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. In 2012, she was appointed as Special Master by the Supreme Court of Georgia. She has also received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for her high ethical standards and professionalism. In 2018, she was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 25th edition in the field of Workers’ Compensation in Atlanta. Sandra has served as the Hiring Partner, Chair of the Hiring & Recruiting Committee, and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. She is a certified SCUBA diver, and is fluent in conversational French.
The Mother Board is a podcast hosted by a group of Drew Eckl & Farnham lawyers. The name represents the fact that they’re mothers who have taken charge of their careers while still being very engaged with their families. Like a computer motherboard, these women are dealt with so much, yet they manage to do it all exceptionally. How do they do it?