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Anastasia Slivker ( Class of 2012)

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia

Undergraduate school and major: Northwestern University; Political Science and International Relations

What did you come to law school to become:

An antitrust lawyer - I had worked at the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and really enjoyed the intersection of business, economics and law. But once in law school, I discovered new strengths and interest and pivoted towards transactional

Your favorite Iowa Law memory:

Getting off a flight from Belgium where I did a summer clerkship, dropping off my bags, repacking and heading to Denver for a moot court competition.  Our law school may be an hour drive from the nearest international airport but I was connected to the wo

Current employer:

Loeb & Loeb

Location:

NYC

Job title:

Assoiate Attorney

Description of what you do:

I work with companies, their founders, management and investors to help efficiently implement business strategies and in many circumstances, assist in developing the strategy.  Whether I am providing general corporate advice to a company in an "outside - inside" counsel capacity or working on a merger or a project development transaction, I help clients achieve their "next step".

Your favorite part of your job:

Learning about new industries and working with cutting edge, innovating companies. Every day I learn something new things about my clients' business and since no client is ever the same, my work is never mundane.

Your interests outside of work:

I ski. I mean I really ski. I spend about 20 days a year on the slopes! I also love hosting dinners as a way to connect with new and old friends.

What is your favorite movie:

My Cousin Vinny - and I love to quote it.

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search:

Use your whole personal network, including those relationships that you think are somewhat tenuous.  You will be surprised at how much people are willing to help and you never know where the opportunity is hiding. Invest into catch up calls and coffees early on.

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

You made it this far, you know exactly what you're doing, so keep doing it!