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Alexia Korberg Discusses Their Career at Paul, Weiss on Bouncing Back, a Podcast About Resilience for Lawyers

June 8, 2022

Litigation partner Alexia Korberg appeared on the most recent episode of the podcast Bouncing Back: Resilience for Lawyers, where they shared advice for young lawyers and discussed how they have been able to have a fulfilling and satisfying career in Big Law by balancing challenging client work with important pro bono litigation. 

“The firm is uniquely committed to pro bono work and to impact litigation to try to meaningfully advance the issues that I care most about, including LGTBQ+ rights, reproductive rights and immigrant rights,” Alexia says, observing that while they could not have predicted their career trajectory in law school, “I learned that not only am I a happier lawyer doing work on existentially important matters for paying clients alongside high impact constitutional litigation for my pro bono clients, but also that I’m a better lawyer for having both practices and that they’re both mutually reinforcing.”

Alexia also reflects on how reproductive rights and LGTBQ+ rights intersect, and on navigating their life and career as a queer, trans, nonbinary person and as one of the first openly trans partners at a large firm.  “It’s important to know what your non-negotiables are,” Alexia says. “At this point in my life, being me, being the most authentic version of myself that I can be is the non-negotiable.” 

“I believe, across the board, that empathy is the most powerful agent for change and is the most powerful thing that any of us can exercise to be better humans in the world,” Alexia says. “When people actually do the work of empathy, their feelings about the rights of other folks who aren’t them change.”

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