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D. Linden Barber, Larissa E. Koshatka quoted in article “Making room for the millennials”

The Indiana Lawyer

Below is an excerpt:

Larissa Koshatka is a millennial who remembers the stress that comes with having a J.D. but no job. When she graduated from IU Maurer in 2011, she was not able to find work as a lawyer until after she took the bar exam.

Now she is an associate with the commercial litigation practice group at Quarles & Brady LLP in Indianapolis. On occasion, she has faced some skepticism and suspicion from older clients because of her age. She counters that attitude by showing them she can do her job. She concentrates on making sure she is delivering high-quality work and responds quickly to the clients’ inquires and concerns.


Their comfort with technology may be coloring perception. Linden Barber, managing partner of Quarles & Brady’s Indianapolis office, said the younger attorneys are highly productive, and they are putting in some hours in nontraditional places. This generation is so comfortable in the digital world that they make use of mobile devices to work from home and the corner coffee shop along with the office.