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Jeffrey Richter ( Class of 2016)

Hometown: Iowa City, IA

Undergraduate school and major: University of Iowa, History and Asian Languages

Extra-curricular or co-curricular activities in which you were involved during law school:

Iowa Law Review, Moot Court Board, National Moot Court Team

Your favorite Iowa Law memory:

Traveling to New York for the National Moot Court Competition finals

Current employer:

K&L Gates LLP

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Job title:

 Associate

Previous positions:

Law Clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

What is your pinnacle career goal:

Drafting a U.S. Supreme Court brief

Description of what you do:

I represent corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, in state courts, federal courts, and domestic and international arbitrations.

Your interests outside of work:

Japanese language, history, classical guitar, backyard grilling

What is your favorite movie:

 Princess Mononoke

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

Knock on office doors and introduce yourself. It can be intimidating and you might feel like you're interrupting, but most attorneys love meeting new summers and associates. Try to show your colleagues that you'd be a fun person to work with and a positive asset to the team when things get stressful and crazy at the office.