Chicago partner Jesse H. Ruiz was recently featured in Diversity & the Bar magazine as one of “15 Rainmakers Who Always Shine.”

The magazine describes rainmakers as being proven talented lawyers who have demonstrated valuable business development skills.

Jesse commented on his own approach to professional development and growing his practice: “During my first three years, I focused on working hard and learning. I was learning to be a skilled corporate lawyer. Then I concentrated on growing my corporate and securities practice.”

He also said that in life you have to be ready for the unexpected opportunity: “You can position yourself, but sometimes something just falls into your lap. To make the most of it, you must be prepared.”

Read more of Jesse’s comments in “15 Rainmakers Who Always Shine” here on page 58.

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