January 05, 2022

Jenner & Block Partner Michelle M. McAtee discusses her path to partner and co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice in a wide-ranging interview with and She shares insights about being a mother in BigLaw and offers advice to associates who want to become partner. Asked for lessons she learned during the pandemic, she offers: “Sometimes just showing up—emailing or calling your contacts to simply check in, without any other need or motive—can be as important as anything else you can do.”