Linda Addison

GREAT ADVICE

 

Linda Addison

Partner-in-Charge, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

 

Linda Addison gives advice for a living — legal advice, that is. She spoke to us about law and beyond, from time management to destiny.

 

I love what I do because…

I am really good at it — some of America’s biggest companies trust me to handle important matters. And it is rewarding to help my community and the causes to which I am deeply committed.

 

My greatest challenge…

Being a woman in a male-dominated profession, and entering it at a time when few women did.

 

I overcame it by…

Being persistent and demonstrating through hard work what women could do. I focused on achieving big, important goals, and ignored the obstacles.

 

The best business advice I've ever received…

Don’t confuse bad management with destiny.

 

The key to time management…

Align your time with your values. Many people spend 80% of their time doing things that are urgent but not important. The happiest, most productive and most successful people I know spend 80% of their time doing things that are important but not urgent.

 

I'm most proud of…

My daughter.

 

A great resource for legal guidance…

Me!