Outstanding Women: Patricia Slovak

Law360, New York (April 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Studying law was a pragmatic choice for Patricia Slovak, not a deep, philosophical one. “I thought I’d be good at it,” she said. “I can solve problems, resolve conflicts, and I enjoy that.”

It wasn’t until she joined Chicago’s Schiff Hardin and stumbled on the employment practice that she found her calling.

Though the firm encouraged its associates to initially try their hand at everything, it quickly became obvious to Slovak that employment law fit like a glove and would become her labor of love....
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