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Krista's Story

Business Area: Corporate
Degree: International Relations; Latin American Studies / Law Degree

As an attorney at The Principal, I handle all legal inquiries and issues related to our individual life claims and strategic sourcing areas. My situation is unique – it’s rare that a recent law school graduate would join a corporate law department as an attorney. Many people work in a law firm before moving into a position like this. But, before graduating from law school, I knew I wanted to pursue corporate law. I was fortunate to have an internship at The Principal and transition right into a full-time position.

In my position, I’m challenged. Everyday, I learn new areas of the law that I wasn’t exposed to in school. I’m quickly learning those areas so that I can provide quality counsel to my clients. The Principal has been a great place for me to start my legal career.

Beyond the challenging work, I appreciate the flexibility. On a few occasions, my son has been sick or his daycare was closed. In these unplanned instances, I was able to work from home a few hours to keep work moving along. That kind of flexibility helps me balance all of my roles in and outside of work.

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