Ascension Stories #15: Jim Walker

Jim Walker discovered a penchant for facing tall odds and overcoming "dismal facts" at a young age. In the course of his ascension to Partner at prominent New York law firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe (where he also serves as General Counsel), Jim has consistently sought out opportunities to advocate for individuals facing seemingly overwhelming (and potentially life-altering) challenges. In this episode, Jim recounts the moments that first inspired his legal career, a "coup" he engineered on behalf of a young mother facing eviction and a "white collar" matter that tested both his and his client's mettle.


Catch up on previous episodes of Ascension Stories:

  • Episodes #1 and #2, featuring Littler Shareholder Jeanine Conley

  • Episode #3, featuring Tiffany Comprés (Partner in the Miami office of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, and Proskauer Rose alumna)

  • Episodes #4#5, Part I#5 Part II, and #6, featuring Audrey Ingram, Partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe

  • Episodes #7 and #8, also featuring Jeanine Conley

  • Episode #9, featuring Julie Ryan, AltaClaro's Head of Experiential Learning (and Partner at Acceleron Law Group)

  • Episode #10, also featuring Tiffany Comprés

  • Episode #11, featuring Greg Stoller, healthcare/corporate transactions Partner at Abrams Fensterman

  • Episode #12 and #13, featuring Beate Parra, Managing Director & Head of Legal at UniCredit

  • Episode #14, featuring Darren Teshima, Partner & Co-Chair of Complex Litigation at Orrick


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