The first person I wrote about for this column was a woman general counsel. Her name was Karen Lipton, and at the time she was the general counsel of the American Red Cross.
The column appeared in March 1992—nearly 20 years ago—and was only the second I had written for this magazine. Back then, I was on an epistolary journey in search of my peers who practiced at the non-profit bar. I was miffed that nearly all of the ink spilled about in-house counsel was on behalf of those working for the big for-profit corporations, and most of them were in New York or Chicago.