March 30, 2021

Willkie partner Zeh Ekono has been featured as part of Bloomberg Law’s “Making Partner in a Pandemic” series, which includes first-hand accounts from newly-elected law firm partners on how they rose to the challenges of 2020 to make partner.

In her piece, Ms. Ekono, who is part of the Litigation Department, enumerates five key lessons she has learned along the way that have helped her succeed. These include seeking out good mentors and making sure your voice is heard. “As an associate, it was easy to be intimidated by many of the experienced senior partners in the room,” she says. “I learned to share and value my voice and now encourage junior associates to do the same.”

She also addresses her long-held passion for the law and strong desire to advocate for justice. She concludes with some thoughts on what lies ahead. “As for the next challenge in my career, I expect it will be business development. I’m sure it will come with plenty of pitfalls and learning opportunities, but I view that as a part of the process of becoming a lawyer,” she writes.

Read her piece in full here.

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