A Conversation with Cari LaSala


A Conversation with Cari LaSala

About this Episode

Joel Crouch sits down and talks with firm lawyer, Cari B. LaSala, whose practice areas include Commercial Litigation, White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation, and Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets. Cari spent a portion of her childhood outside of New Orleans, LA before moving first to Austin and then to the Houston area, graduating from Austin High School in Sugar Land, TX. After high school, she attended the University of Texas McCombs School of Business earning her B.B.A., with honors, in Management and Consulting. In her junior year of college, she found herself at a crossroads, considering whether she wanted to pursue a career in teaching or to continue her career path to become a lawyer. Ultimately, she and her fianc√© (now husband) were both accepted to the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She talks about her clerkships, both in the U.S. and abroad, and the judges she has had the pleasure to work for. After clerking, she began her career with a small litigation boutique in Dallas where her practice included commercial litigation and pharmaceutical product liability. She was with this firm for six years before joining Meadows Collier. She reflects on changes she has seen since COVID and discusses her favorite and least favorite things about the practice of law. Learn her best advice to a new lawyer, as well as what she attributes her success to: skill and hard work or luck.