We proudly honor the impressive women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin as part of our series in recognition of Women’s History Month. They bring tremendous value to our firm, our clients, our profession and our community. In this installment, learn more about Deborah Piazza.
Why did you choose your profession?
After studying dance, getting my real estate license and contemplating a Ph.D. in psychology, I decided to go to law school. The summer after my first year of law school, I interned for a district court judge in the Southern District of New York and loved it. Following my experience, I knew I wanted to clerk for a federal judge in the S.D.N.Y. when I graduated. My clerkship was with an S.D.N.Y. Federal Bankruptcy Judge and I have been a part of the bankruptcy world ever since.
What do you like most about your field of work?
The diversity! Each bankruptcy case can involve different areas of law and industries which allows me to regularly work with colleagues from various practices, including Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Litigation.
What is the best advice you ever received?
Trust your instincts.
What has been the key to your success?
I always try to make good decisions and put hard work into everything I do.
What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
Believe in yourself. Don’t get consumed with what others are thinking.
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