Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Michelle Bradford

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Renzi to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: Michelle Bradford, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

In today’s episode, Veronica gets real with Michelle Bradford, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation and White Collar and Investigations groups. Michelle discusses what guides her professionally, including taking risks, and why big risks can produce big rewards. She also discusses following her instincts, and why they are invaluable. Michelle speaks about why she believes there are no mistakes, only lessons learned, and how she gets past fear and is comfortable with being uncomfortable. Veronica and Michelle also examine the importance of being authentic when it comes to business development and why many so-called competitors are also allies.