Another Reason to Love the Miami Heat — GC Raquel Libman

Lebron, D-Wade, Chris Bosh?  Love them (How can you not?  Unless you’re from Dallas.  Or Chicago.  Or Boston . . . ).  UdonisErik Spoelstra?  Unsung heroes.  Pat Riley?  Motivational genius, and impeccably dressed at that.  But my favorite member of the Miami Heat organization?  Executive Vice President and General Counsel Raquel Libman.  Why, you ask?  Oh, let me count the ways.  For ten years she has flown high as a woman lawyer in the male-dominated stratosphere of the NBA.  A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (oh, yeah, and Yale undergrad), a 45-year-old mother of three, an avid reader, and one of only three female general counsels in the entirety of the NBA, this women lawyer personifies confidence, independence, and professional competence.  And she is supportive of other women lawyers to boot.  And one of her sons is a ballet dancer (don’t ask me why, but I love that). 

I recently saw Ms. Libman interviewed by Marcia Redmon at the National Association of Women Lawyers mid-year meeting at the Epic in Miami.  She spoke at length about her background, her successes, and her challenges.  Throughout it all, Libman entertained and inspired.  Her overriding message?  Don’t be afraid to take chances.  Don’t sell yourself short.  Trust in yourself and believe in yourself, even when no one else does.

Raquel Libman — yet another stellar hire for Miami! 


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