Mother Knows Best: 9 Successful Women Reveal The Best Career Advice They Got From Mom

January 11, 2013  |  
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Lisa E. Davis is partner in the law firm, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz representing celebrities and businesses in the motion picture, television, publishing, music, theater, and media industries. She has served as counsel on such documentary films as Free Angela, The Black List, and 9/11, and features such as the classic Spike Lee films Malcolm X and Jungle Fever. Ms. Davis has an extensive publishing practice, representing authors and author estates, literary agents and publishers, like Terry McMillan and Valerie Plame Wilson. Davis recently received a Women Of Power Award from the National Urban League and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (2011), and was again named a New York-area 2012 “Super Lawyer” in the field of entertainment and sports by Law and Politics magazine.

“My mom was the first person to impress upon me the value of networking. She used her relationships to help worthy young people get summer jobs and taught me that it was as important to develop strong relationships with people as it was to do good work.”

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