Lawyer Spotlight: Lauren Beslow
How many states or countries have you lived in?
3. Illinois, Georgia (college) and the UK (studying abroad).
What is your favorite drink?
Coffee and Wine - perfect bookends to the day.
What is your favorite month?
July - Chicago comes alive in the summertime.
What inspires you?
My mom - she had a successful career which she was passionate about and raised 3 (almost) normal kids!
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
In general: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
At work: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” - Albert Einstein
What is your greatest accomplishment?
My kids (Lucas and Danielle) and making partner at Q&B.
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
Probably forgetting someone’s name that I just met (I’m horrible with names).
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
Running the summer associate program in Chicago for a few years.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Law school does not prepare you for the day to day task of being a lawyer. Be open to learning and be willing to invest your own time in figuring things out. It will pay off in the long run. You are building a career, not just a job.
What is your greatest professional success?
Winning a motion to dismiss on a matter we deemed “unwinnable.”
What class should you have taken in law school?
Accounting for lawyers.
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
My mentor, Faye Feinstein, has given me countless pieces of advice over the years, but more than that she has shown me that passionate advocacy for your clients pays dividends - it brings in more work and helps build and maintain a reputation.
What makes you laugh?
Broad City and anything with Kristen Bell.
What is the best thing about Q&B?
What do you do for fun?
Hang with my family and friends, read, try new restaurants, watch Netflix, and sit outside drinking wine.
What is great about working in (your city)?
Everything! (except in the winter - then, nothing!)