Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate
Martha Coakley is a busy woman. In addition to her duties as the attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley has thrown her hat into the ring as a candidate for governor. But she found time in her schedule to address an enthusiastic crowd of female attorneys at the Women, Influence & Power in Law conference in Washington, D.C.
Lori Kalani, partner at Dickstein Shapiro, interviewed Coakley, who cited Perry Mason as an early inspiration to her law career. She went on to explain that many people did not fully understand what the Attorney General’s office actually does, and how it interfaces with attorneys of all stripes.