Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

TalksOnLaw’s “Beyond the Law” series highlights lawyers who achieve success both as lawyers and outside of the law world.  In a profession that requires intense commitment and focus, we salute the overachievers amongst us who find remarkable achievements beyond the law...

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Beyond the Law: Stand-Up GC

Lawyers accumulate writing and verbal victories that are measured in clients' freedoms and financial statements. But for this month’s Beyond the Law feature, rhetorical wins can also be measured in laughs. Sachin Bansal, aka Sachin Shaan, is a tech GC by day and a comedian and stand-up producer by night. We sat down with Sachin (he chose to stand up) to learn about how he turned a hobby into a popular monthly show featuring top comics like Jim Gaffigan and Hassan Minhaj and how the skill set of a lawyer can be a true asset in the vibrant world of stand-up comedy.      HOW DOES A LAWYER BECOME A COMIC? So how does a lawyer become a comedian? For Sachin, it came s...

Published: November 8, 2019
Beyond the Law: The Fighter

There are hard-hitting lawyers and there are hard hitting lawyers. For Julie Cohen, a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, the combat takes place both in the courtroom and in the ring. When Cohen isn’t busy fighting for her clients, she’s training as an A-Class Muay Thai fighter at her home gym, Five Points Academy, in New York City. Having taken up the sport just three years ago, Julie has gone from beginner to elite, fighting at prestigious tournaments and promotions around the country in the process. We sat down with Julie to learn more about how a full-time litigator at one of the nation's most demanding firms could also become one of the top female Muay Thai fighters in the...

Published: September 3, 2019