Women Lawyers of JMBM
The Women Lawyers of JMBM come together each month to discuss what's on our minds: taking care of our clients, taking care of our families, developing business and developing as lawyers and human beings.
JMBM's women lawyers are first-rate counselors and advocates. We are skilled, ethical, and committed to delivering the best results to our clients. We are also mothers, partners, immigrants, musicians, equestriennes, baseball fans, lacrosse team captains, and friends. Here's what some of us have to say about the practice of law, our families, our interests and our lives.
It still surprises me how much of a challenge the practice of law can be, even now, more than 30 years after I started.
Barbra A. Arnold
I have been at JMBM my entire career. I was a summer associate at JMBM back in 2002 and have been working in the Firm's Labor and Employment Department ever since I graduated from Harvard Law School in 2004.
Sheri L. Bonstelle
When I returned to Ohio from a mother/daughter trip to New York City at age 14, I was certain of two things: One, I wanted to be an architect, and two, I had to live in New York.
Jessica Bromall Sparkman
I have been fortunate in my life to be surrounded by intelligent, competent, and fierce women. My mother is a CPA and was the first female partner at a national accounting firm in the city of Pittsburgh.
Louise Ann Fernandez
I have been at JMBM for over 25 years and have watched this firm grow from about 30 attorneys to its present size.
Catherine DeBono Holmes
I never imagined when I was a young lawyer that I would stay at one law firm for over 30 years, but as it turns out, I will have been an attorney at JMBM for 30 years as of November 2, 2011.
An Nguyen Ruda
I joined JMBM in 2006 in the Labor & Employment Department.
Visit the professional biographies of additional JMBM women lawyers, below.
Afua is an associate with the Firm's Litigation practice.
Lauren Babst is an associate with the Firm's Litigation department.
Wendy Bleiman has successfully represented clients—from individuals to multinational Fortune 500 corporations—in connection with federal, state and local tax controversies.
Christina A. Cacchio
Her experience includes drafting wills and revocable trusts, as well as the formation and funding of irrevocable trusts. She also assists clients with charitable gift planning including the formation and maintenance of tax-exempt organizations.
Christina Chen is an associate in the Bankruptcy Department of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, residing in the Firm's San Francisco office.
Erin Daly is a bankruptcy associate in the Firm's San Francisco office.
Patricia M. DeSantis
Patricia DeSantis is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice.
Kathryn A. Eshbaugh
Kathryn is an associate with the Firm's Litigation practice.
Whitney Fair is an associate in the Firm's Litigation practice.
Marta M. Fernandez
Marta Fernandez's practice focuses on advising management clients in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Talya is an associate in the Litigation Department. Read More
Bridget McInerney Harris is a partner in JMBM's San Francisco office. She represents individual clients in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration and sophisticated estate and gift planning.
Lara R. Leitner
Lara Leitner is an associate in the Litigation department and the Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy practice group.
Jennifer Long's practice includes estate and gift tax planning, trust and probate estate administration, income tax and state and local (including property) tax work.
Joyce is an associate in the Corporate Department.
Jessica Newman is an Associate with the Firm's Litigation practice.
Jill R. Skinner
Jill is a partner in the Firm's Taxation and Trusts & Estate Groups. Jill focuses on estate and gift tax planning, probate and trust administration.
Jodi Smith is an experienced environmental and land use attorney who represents real estate developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, energy project developers, and waste management companies.
Renee Wittlif is Of Counsel in the Firm's Taxation and Trusts & Estates group in Los Angeles.