On the Record with White & Case

On the Record with White & Case is our monthly podcast where we discuss life in Big Law. Whether you’re considering a career in Big Law or already one of us, this podcast is where you can get to know our Firm and our people. You can listen to each episode below or listen and subscribe via your favorite podcast apps:

This podcast is prepared for the general information of interested persons. It is not, and does not attempt to be, comprehensive in nature. Due to the general nature of its content, it should not be regarded as legal advice.


Episode 16: Celebrating Pride with our Spectrum LGBTQ+ Affinity Network

In this episode, we are joined by associates Jonathan Toffolo and Erin McNamee to celebrate Pride, and to talk about their work in Spectrum, White & Case's LGBTQ+ Affinity Network. They discuss LGBTQ+ advocacy, education and celebration within the Firm, share insights on the role of allies and the importance of Pride Month, and offer advice for LGBTQ+ professionals in the legal industry.

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Episode 15: The Art of Personal Branding in Big Law

In this episode, we talk with Arlene Hahn, partner and Global Head of our Technology Transactions group, and Andrew Farmer, Associate Director of Employee Experience and Employer Brand Communications about personal branding. Arlene and Andrew discuss the importance of being visible, both in-person and online, share insider tips for networking in Big Law and offer insights on how to build a strong professional network and craft a compelling personal brand.




Episode 14: Introducing Barbara Brooks Andrews, Experienced Legal Recruitment Coordinator

Jane Kennedy introduces co-host Barbara Brooks Andrews, part of White & Case’s Recruitment team. Jane and Barbara discuss upcoming episodes before Jane goes off the record to share a story from earlier in her career.




Episode 13: Diversity Spotlight: Racial Justice Task Force with Washington, DC partner Dana Foster and New York associate, Gina Chiappetta

This diversity spotlight episode features an insightful conversation with partner Dana Foster and associate Gina Chiappetta discussing the Firm’s Racial Justice Task Force. From their fight for criminal justice reform to empowering communities and beyond, hear first-hand how the Firm is leading the charge in creating a more equitable legal landscape. Don't miss this powerful conversation about passion, progress, and the power of legal advocacy.



Episode 12: Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Mapelli, Capital Markets

This Career Spotlight episode features an interview with Elizabeth Mapelli, a Capital Markets associate in our New York office. Elizabeth talks about her career so far, and how she balances her practice, pro-bono work and involvement in the office's Workplace Committee.



Episode 11: Exploring associate career paths: Corporate vs. Litigation

In this episode, we speak with New York associates Paula Kates and Anna Williams. Paula is an associate in our Commercial Litigation group, and Anna is an associate in our Debt Finance Corporate group. They share how they decided to pursue Corporate or Litigation practice, the skills needed to be successful, and what their day-to-day work looks like.



Episode 10: An interview with US associate Mae Espinosa

On this episode, we introduce you to one of our new hosts, US Legal Recruiting Coordinator Jane Kennedy, and look back at one of our previous episodes from last season: An interview with associate Mae Espinosa. When we last talked to Mae, she was an incoming fall associate who spent her 1L and 2L summers in our Miami office. She's now an associate in the Firm's Energy Infrastructure Project and Asset Finance practice, focusing on project finance in Latin America.



Episode 9: London Trainee on rotation in Houston: Meet Steph Lartey

In this episode, we sit down with London Trainee Solicitor Steph Lartey who is completing her overseas seat in our Houston office, as part of her two-year training contract. Listen in as Steph provides insight on her experience in Houston and her career journey so far.



Episode 8: Careers Spotlight: Learning & Development at White & Case

In this episode, we speak to Liza Yeres, Americas Learning & Development Manager. Liza discusses everything you want to know about Learning & Development at the Firm and how our lawyers are supported from day one in their careers.



Episode 7: Diversity Spotlight: Our Spectrum LGBTQ+ Network

In this episode, we speak with associate Brigid Bone who discusses everything you want to know about our US Spectrum LGBTQ+ affinity network and shares how the Firm celebrates Pride every day!



Episode 6: Diversity Spotlight: Our US Black Affinity Network

In our latest episode, we speak with associate Mila Owen who discusses everything you want to know about our US Black Affinity Network and shares what the Firm did this year to celebrate US Black History Month.



Episode 5: Partner Spotlight: Jonathan Michels, Capital Markets

Our Partner Spotlight features Jonathan Michels, a Capital Markets partner in our New York office. Jonathan talks about spending his career at White & Case and what he has learned so far. Tune in for an inspiring discussion and advice at every stage of your legal career.



Episode 4: 1L and 2L summer program experience with incoming 2022 Fall Associate, Mae Espinosa

Meet Mae Espinosa, incoming 2022 fall associate. Mae spent her 1L and 2L summer's in our Miami office and during this episode, gives her first-hand account of her experience with the Firm and also provides some tips for incoming associates.



Episode 3: In conversation with our incoming 2022 fall associates

During this episode, we talk to Efat Elsherif and Samantha Kokonis, incoming 2022 fall associates and proud Canadians! Efat and Samantha provide advice on landing a summer associate position in a Big Law firm and reflect on their own US summer program experience at White & Case.



Episode 2: OCI and Interview Preparation with US Hiring Partner Joseph Brazil and Recruiting Manager Grace Seery

In this episode, we discuss all things OCI and interview preparation with US Hiring Partner, Joseph Brazil and Recruiting Manager, Grace Seery.



Episode 1: Our virtual US Summer Program with incoming fall associate Luke Allen

On our first episode, we sit down with Luke Allen, an incoming fall associate in our Houston office. Luke spent his 2L summer at White & Case in Houston and talks about his virtual Summer Associate Program experience. He also provides advice on how to make the most of your summer, whether you are virtual or in-person.