Over the last 28 years, Michele A. Whitham has been a legal authority on matters of business, energy and environmental law. An expert litigator, she is the senior partner and owner of Whitham Law, which is located in Boston, Mass. Throughout her career, she has taken on cases regarding intellectual property, international litigation and arbitration, labor and employment, real estate and development, and regulatory and government strategies. Additionally, she has advised global businesses, litigated claims involving computer fraud, and represented employers in federal and state courts. Regarded for her excellence in the courtroom and her rapport with her clients, Ms. Whitham became involved in her profession after spending the beginning of her career as an educator. “I was on the faculty and part of a multidisciplinary group at Cornell from 1976 to 1988, but the more time I spent in academia, the more that I began to realize that law would be a great companion and enable me to take part in changing the world and making a difference,” she says of her journey toward the legal field. In 1988, she earned a JD from Cornell University and shortly after became admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.