In 2011 Mitra founded her own law firm, Mitra Ahouraian Law. Based in Los Angeles, it’s a full-service corporate and entertainment law firm. Prior to this she worked as a legal counsel at MTV and Phoenix Books, as well as working at Munger Tolles & Olson.
She’s had a highly impressive career, being awarded the ‘Super Lawyers Distinction’ four years in a row! Alongside her role, she’s also a dedicated volunteer for third sector organisations. Notably, in 2016 she played a leading role in organizing the Skid Row Carnival of Love, providing entertainment and essential social services to 3,000 homeless people in downtown LA.
In the full episode she discusses:
- The challenges of switching from a medical degree to a law career
- Why not starting your own law firm can sometimes be a risk
- What’s she’s learnt as a legal entrepreneur, including the importance of staying curious
- Her advice and experience on getting over imposter syndrome when working in a large firm
- Her tips for aspiring legal professionals, and her work to help the LA homeless community