As a law firm leader, Jenner & Block Co-Managing Partner Katya Jestin says that it is her job “to be mindful and intentional” in giving opportunities to lawyers within the firm so they can be successful. Ms. Jestin shares her leadership approach in a profile featured in Jenner & Block’s annual Equal Time diversity and inclusion report.
“I am personally invested in the success of our lawyers and always looking for ways to create diverse teams so that our clients can receive the highest levels of excellence and creativity from our firm,” she says in the profile. Recognized among the top women in investigations, Ms. Jestin always wanted to be a lawyer. While she has received many awards for her work, the story highlights how she has also been recognized with some of Jenner & Block’s most important internal accolades – the Associates Committee Mentoring Award and the Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award.
The profile also focuses on her career choices and path, as well as the importance of mentors who helped her develop both substantive and leadership skills.