Gibbs & Bruns LLP’s Ashley Kleber was invited to participate in The Houston Lawyer‘s “Women in Law” special edition.
Ashley, along with two other women lawyers, shared her personal thoughts about her practice experience and leadership role at Gibbs & Bruns with members of The Houston Lawyer editorial board:
Having women and people of color in leadership roles demonstrates that there is a path for lawyers of all backgrounds to succeed. That has been an important part of our firm’s culture from the start. In 1983, Robin Gibbs founded our firm (f/k/a Gibbs & Ratliff) with Debbie Ratliff—at a time when female trial lawyers were rare. When I joined G&B, it wasn’t lost on me that the firm had excellent female attorneys at every level of seniority. Kathy Patrick was at the helm of multi-billion dollar cases and making national headlines. Andi Gulley and Ayesha Najam (among others) were leading case teams and taking active roles in hearings, depositions, and client meetings. Seeing women and people of color in these roles makes it easier for lawyers who come next to envision their own success.
The entire article can be viewed here: “Be the Change you Want to See: Perspectives of Women Leaders in the Law.”