Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2022, 8:00 AM

Big Law Attorneys Share Why Mentoring Matters: Part Two

MP McQueen

In the second part of our “Why Mentoring Matters” series, two attorneys from opposite sides of the country share details of their special bonds with former mentors and thoughts on what makes mentorship most effective and meaningful.

Paul, Weiss litigation partner Liza M. Velazquez, in New York, shares how as a mentor, she encourages her charges to “stretch” and take charge of challenging situations. She urges them to question everyone—even herself—and notes that she may learn as much from her mentees as they learn from her. “Great mentorship requires effort and willingness on both sides,” she writes.

And litigation partner ...

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