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Turning Adversity into Opportunity: Lessons from a Trailblazing Woman Lawyer



About This Episode


In this episode, you will:

  • Learn to navigate adversity and emerge as a strong, resilient leader.

  • Explore the power of diversity to drive innovation and success in the workplace.

  • Unleash the potential of your career by harnessing the force of passion.

  • Develop the essential skills needed to build and maintain trust and integrity as a leader.

  • Discover the transformative power of pro bono work and its influence on communities.


Meet Linda Klein


Ms. Klein's practice includes most types of business dispute prevention and resolution, internal investigations, contract law, professional liability, and risk and crisis management. 



Ms. Klein is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Who's Who in America and Chambers USA. Best Lawyers in America® recently recognized Ms. Klein as Atlanta's "Lawyer of the Year" in Arbitration. She is regularly named to the Super Lawyers top 100 lawyers in Georgia and is also regularly named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers. In 2018, she was chosen "Attorney of the Year" by the Daily Report. In 1998, following her term as the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Trend Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful and influential Georgians.



Ms. Klein is a past president for the American Bar Association (ABA), the world's largest voluntary professional association, and served in a variety of roles for the association  prior to ascension to President. In 2004 the American Bar Association honored Ms. Klein with the prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award.



In 2013 Ms. Klein had the honor of being a McGlothlin fellow on the campuses of William and Mary's Business and Law Schools. 



President Jimmy Carter appointed Ms. Klein to The Carter Center Board of Councilors for the 2019 – 2022 term. She also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Presidential Precinct, and executive committee of the Buckhead Coalition, and on the advisory board of Super Lawyers. She is a past president of Southface Energy Institute, the Board of Directors' Network, the Caucus of State Bars, and past chair of both the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. She also served a six-year term on Baker Donelson's Board of Directors.



Ms. Klein has authored numerous published works. Her lecture schedule has included presentations in France, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Croatia, Japan, Great Britain, and Canada, but most extensively in the southeast United States. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and a mediator and arbitrator, frequently serving as a neutral as well as a client advocate.


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