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The Portfolio Lawyer with Lynn Hiestand former partner at Skadden Arps

The Portfolio Lawyer with Lynn Hiestand former partner at Skadden Arps

Lynn spent nearly thirty years in international corporate restructuring, mostly at Skadden Arps in Chicago and London, before moving to Heartland Alliance International, a human rights organisation aimed at assisting marginalized populations. She has recently been Country Director in Iraq where HAI aims to provide legal, mental health and other services to vulnerable Iraqis throughout the Kurdistan Region and Southern Iraq.

Alongside this, Lynn is a NED or trustee for JUSTICE, Wellbeing for Women, Literature for All of Us and Georgetown University Law Center, roles based in the US and the UK.

What marks out Lynn’s CV to us, is that her non-executive career started many years before that, in the 1990s.  We will learn how Lynn manages to juggle so many strands of life, on an international basis, and why she made the move into the human rights sphere on an executive basis where she did.