Mike Ward

From almost the minute I started working with Anita [Choi], it was clear that I could give her an unusually high level of independence and responsibility. For example, she came to me with an idea about working with Caltech to sponsor a business plan competition. I told her I would support it, but she should run with it — and she did a tremendous job. Working directly with Caltech, Anita set up the program, served as a judge and speaker, and traveled to D.C. to meet with the award winners. It was exceptionally well done and reflected very well on Anita and on this firm.

— Mike Ward, Partner, San Francisco