“In order to effectively create good public policy, I needed a law degree,” said business attorney Laurie Thompson. Immediately after she left the Reagan White House, Thompson enrolled in law school. Thompson’s career has evolved. “I first started practicing at a large firm represent- ing Fortune 500 companies in class action anti-trust lawsuits” she said. After leaving big law, she represented primarily credi- tors. However, “those cases were rather easy to win,” Thompson said, so seeing the opportunity to challenge herself, she moved to the other side of the table.
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