Lawyer Spotlight: Larissa Koshatka
How many states or countries have you lived in?
Three - Virginia, Indiana, and DC.
What is your favorite drink?
A latte with an extra shot of espresso.
What is your favorite month?
June - love early summer.
What inspires you?
Seeing someone bounce back after defeat.
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
"Every day I'm hustlin" - Rick Ross
What is your greatest accomplishment?
After four years of practicing in Indianapolis, I moved to DC through Quarles & Brady to be closer to family. The move was life-changing.
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
While walking outside to take a full office photograph, I got my heel stuck in a grate, and I fell on my face in the middle of the street. I stopped traffic and everyone stared in horror. Not my proudest moment.
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
We moved into our new DC office space in May of last year, and we have an incredible view of the White House, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. Being a part of the move was such a cool experience.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Get to know your classmates. They can be your best network after you graduate.
What is your greatest professional success?
Getting a favorable settlement for an incarcerated pro bono client.
What class should you have taken in law school?
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
Albert Einstein via Bryan Garner: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
What makes you laugh?
What is the best thing about Q&B?
There is a strictly-enforced no jerk policy.
What do you do for fun?
I've taken up boxing, and I love it.
What is great about working in DC?
It is our country's center of politics, and there are a lot of young, progressive, ambitious new-comers who are trying to make a difference in this world.