How to Think Like an Attorney: Practical Tips for Assessing Risk & Reward
This activity is APPROVED for SHRM recertification credits
It’s been said that to be an effective HR professional or business leader, it would be helpful to have a law degree. Considering the number of laws and regulations that affect the workplace and the employment relationship a working knowledge of laws is certainly helpful. But, knowing the law isn’t enough.
The practical application of that law, understanding downstream consequences and the ability to weigh risks and rewards is what “thinking like an attorney” is all about and a valuable skill in any leader’s toolkit.
In this session, Michelle Bomberger, CEO and Managing Attorney with Equinox Business Law Group, will break down how to think like an attorney when facing complex issues in business, particularly employment related matters.
You will learn:
- What to do when the law is unclear
- How to weigh risk and reward when faced with multiple options, especially when all of your options are bad.
- How to mitigate unintended consequences
- Questions to ask when you do call the attorney and they tell you “it depends…”
About the Speaker
Michelle Bomberger is the founder, CEO, and Managing Attorney at Equinox Business Law Group. Her experience as both a business professional and lawyer inspired a law firm that supports businesses seeking to proactively obtain the legal perspective in their decision making at a predictable, fixed cost – a General Counsel for small businesses.
Michelle is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Entrepreneur Organization’s Accelerator Program, the City of Bellevue’s Youth Link Program, and Business Transition Advisors. She is also a member and past Board Member for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS).
Michelle was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of its “40 Under 40” in 2012. In addition, Equinox Business Law Group was award the King County Executive’s Woman Small Business of the Year Award in 2013.
Michelle graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and attended graduate school at Northwestern University where she received both her JD and MBA.