Here the people of Morgan Lewis share their stories, reflect on their histories, and embody the firm’s commitment to inclusion, innovation, collaboration, engagement, and well-being. While we celebrate what makes us unique, there is one thing that unites us all: We Are Morgan Lewis.
Nearly 15 years ago, Shoshana “Shana” Pederson found a way to combine her two passions: art and community service. She founded the 501(c)(3) organization Life Preservers Project, which harnesses the arts and law to help ameliorate human trafficking abuses in the United States. In addition to being Morgan Lewis’s manager of eData recruiting, Shana is also the Life Preservers Project’s programs director and art teacher. She shared a bit more about the program with us.
For most athletes, working in one professional sports league is a dream come true. But associate Samantha Ojo didn’t stop at just one. Before she joined Morgan Lewis’s global sports industry team, Samantha worked for the NFL, NFL Players Association, LA Clippers, and the MLB Players Association, gaining a true appreciation for how a professional sports team runs. Samantha shares a bit more of her story, and tells us how being an athlete has made her a better lawyer and colleague.
When partner Steven Navarro isn’t working on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, he serves as a volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) with the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) in his Connecticut hometown. Steven shares more about the work and why he was called to do it.
When Morgan Lewis partner Scott Schutte summited Mt Kilimanjaro (or Kili for those in the know) in September 2022, it ignited a friendly competition throughout the firm among fellow climbers. Dubai partner Anastasia Dergacheva, Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Steve Naphy, and Chicago partner Scott Schutte all share their experiences making it to the top of the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world.