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Laurie Stempler Featured in’s How I Made Partner


Laurie Stempler, who was elevated to partner at Desmarais LLP in 2018, was recently profiled in’s How I Made Partner series, where she discussed her journey to partnership and how her role has evolved at the firm.
“I think [the deciding factor] was a combination of consistently delivering high-quality work and quickly adapting to different teams and technologies,” Stempler told “By the time I was up for consideration, every partner had firsthand experience in seeing how I could deliver for the firm and its clients, including new partners with whom I’d worked when they were associates. I think earning their trust was critical to my advancement.”
Since joining Desmarais LLP in 2012, Stempler has handled a variety of technology matters, including cases involving smartphone features, web functionality, and computer architecture. She has also played key leadership roles at the firm, including overseeing the damages issues in Desmarais LLP’s high-profile trial win for IBM over Groupon. The victory resulted in an $82.5 million jury award.
Stempler also told that she chose to practice at Desmarais LLP because it is a boutique firm that offers a close-knit community and camaraderie that is hard to find at larger firms.
“The attorneys and staff at Desmarais LLP make it a special place to work,” Stempler said. “Every day I run into people who put a smile on my face, and I am delighted that the friendly, down-to-earth attorneys who interviewed me seven years ago are now my partners.”
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