#BeautyBioBoss Series: Bina Palnitkar Patel
Bina Palnitkar Patel is intimidatingly cool.
A partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a “Big Law” international law firm, she’s a Lil Wayne listening, TikTok loving mother of three who still finds time to call her mother every day (probably because she’s also amazingly organized). When Bina, who was named one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers under 40, isn’t winning cases, she donates her time to various local charities and lends her legal expertise to local and state election campaigns.
We scored some of Bina’s coveted “free” time to inquire what it’s like being a lawyer in 2020, the items she never leaves home without and her most memorable moment in court. Plus, she doled out the most digestible, logical and wit-filled free legal advice we’ve ever received, get ready to take notes.
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
What inspired you to become a lawyer?
Best free legal advice?
How do you stay organized?
You suddenly have a free hour in your day, what do you do with it?
Most memorable moment in court?
Power statement/personal motto?
Best negotiation tactic recommendations (whether we’re in or out of a lawsuit)?
Go-to motivation song?
One thing you must do every day?
Biggest legal mistake people in their 20s and 30s make?
Do any fictional TV courtroom dramas get it right?
Always in your purse?
You’re about to go into court, what pep talk do you give yourself first?
Fave BBS product and why?
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