Spotlight On: Genesis Fisher

Genesis Fisher When I graduated from NYU Law twelve years ago, I could not possibly have imagined how beautiful and resilient the friendships I formed would become, and what an important part of my life they would be.  (That handsome man in my lawyering section – how could I have guessed we would one day get married and have two children together??)  But one of my great joys has been welcoming my friend and brilliant colleague, Genesis Fisher, to the world of entrepreneurship this year. Genesis and I became friends through the public-interest crowd and a capital defense fellowship we were fortunate enough to take together, helmed by the brilliant, esteemed, and preternaturally kind Tony Amsterdam.  Genesis went on to become a public defender, as many of us did.  Through the years she spent defending her clients in Brooklyn, she developed a thick skin, the lawyer version of street smarts (court smarts?), and amazing litigation skills.  Talking to Genesis about our jobs, she was never one of those jerks who sat around complaining about her clients or adversaries.  She was always thoughtful, always observing, analyzing, and listening.  She took the time and energy to really understand where her clients were coming from. BTW, she’s also super fun, and definitely way cooler than me.  One time she and some other friends were over at my place, and we were having a dance party with my daughter Zohra (Sadia wasn’t born yet).  I noticed Zohra quietly watching Genesis’s moves and then going off into the corner by herself to practice them.  – Read More “Spotlight On: Genesis Fisher”