Charline Wright-Gipson

Charline Wright-Gipson

Corporate Lawyer


Davillier Law Group, ILC

New Orleans, LA USA


It feels like you're stepping off of a cliff, and it doesn't make any sense, and it's irrational … But that's when you're most alive.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica; moved to Toronto, Canada at age 11.
After the first frigid winter, told her mother, "I'm leaving as soon as I can support myself."
Got into Cornell University; her immigrant family didn't know it was a good school, wanted her to stay in Toronto, staged an "intervention."
She took a stand, said to her family, "None of you can tell me how to live because none of you have the life I want."
Knew she couldn't fold every time her support system faltered, had to make her own way.
Set out a strict plan: go to college, go to law school, work for the top law firm, live in this city, make this much money.
Hit all of her goals and realized something was missing; the idea had been much more attractive than the reality.
Determined to remain passionate about her work, she embarked on an introspective journey, which led her to New Orleans.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Cornell University
doctorate
Doctorate
Law
Cornell University
Career

Career

Corporate Lawyer

I'm a corporate and commercial lawyer handling a wide array of cases from mergers and acquisitions to non-profits.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Law
Law
Working with Others
Working with Others

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

My caribbean family did not know Cornell was a good school. So my mom was wailing 'she's throwing her life away, she's going to Cornell University!'