Bloomberg Law
Nov. 22, 2016, 6:37 PM

Meet the Top Lawyer of the World Series Champs

Casey Sullivan

Lydia Wahlke entered the legal profession after spending four years at Miramax Films as a video editor and field producer, scheduling behind-the-scenes shoots on the sets of feature films.

Now she’s the top lawyer of the Chicago Cubs, which put to rest a 108-year wait to clinch the World Series title this year.

“I decided to take the LSAT on a whim,” said Wahlke, of her 2002 transition from Los Angeles entertainment scene to taking classes at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. “I didn’t necessarily internalize what lawyers did on a day-to-day basis because it’s hard to know ...

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