I grew up in Zimbabwe. I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in Fine Art. I then left the studio, took a right turn, and went to law school. I never thought when I graduated that I'd still be practicing 30 years later. I love the work I do, both white collar defense and tax defense (civil and criminal). I feel passionate about helping people at what are probably the worst times in their lives -- and also, as all defense lawyers should, about helping to keep the government's power in proper check. I also do complex commercial litigation and -- one of my favorite things -- appellate work.
My husband, Bill Finnegan, writes for the New Yorker Magazine (and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for a book about surfing). I have a beloved daughter just about to start college. When I'm not working, my main activities are reading (mainly detective novels) and walking.