Veronica Gromada: Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P. — Run for the Fire Hose Instead of the Fire Exit

Most of our guests started their legal journeys in private law firms before pivoting to corporate in-house legal departments. In this insightful episode, the shoe is on the other foot.

Veronica Gromada spent nearly 20 years with Walmart’s in-house legal department, leading teams of attorneys, paralegals, and various professionals and managing the retailer’s extensive tort litigation portfolio.

Now, as a partner at the prestigious law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Veronica is not only overseeing their products liability group. She is also the co-chair for multiple ESG initiatives.

Hear how Veronica is using her Fortune One experience to give her colleagues new perspectives on business relationships and how she’s championing diversity in AMLAW firms.

Join us as we discuss:

[3:03] Pivoting from a massive in-house department to private practice

[13:51] Why law firms need to adopt a business mindset

[23:56] The challenges of being a black female partner

[34:34] How AI will free legal professionals to better serve clients

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