Amber Leavitt (JD '06) Named Corporate Counsel Honoree by Utah Business Magazine
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Amber Leavitt (JD '06) has been named a 2022 Corporate Counsel Honoree by Utah Business Magazine. Leavitt is Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property for eBay Inc.
Excerpt from Utah Business Magazine:
What advice do you have for companies seeking in-house counsel?
Don’t get hung up on finding an attorney from a “top-tier” law school. Pay attention to whether your candidates have the soft skills needed to be effective communicators with the non-lawyers at your company. Substantive know-how is obviously important, but the most skilled in-house counsel I’ve seen during my career are able to effectively interact with a wide variety of personalities and temperaments to get the job done.
What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on as counsel?
The work that I do to support M&A activity from an IP perspective is always interesting, whether eBay is acquiring a new company or divesting itself of one. There’s always such a broad range of interests and personalities to navigate during the process, which, in addition to the myriad legal considerations, make it really nuanced and different from my other areas of responsibility.
The complete feature may be found at Utah Business