About the Author

Elizabeth Vrato is a graduate of NYU School of Law and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. She graduated magna cum laude from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, where she was given the Political Science Department Award upon graduation and was Class Valedictorian. She has practiced law in both the public and private sectors.

After writing The Counselors, she co-authored a teaching manual with Lynn Hecht Schafran, Gender, Justice & Law: From Asylum to Zygotes (for Judicial, Legal, and Continuing Legal Education). For ten years she has been a member or officer of IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, www.iwirc.org).

Elizabeth’s interest in politics and history is a family legacy. She is the great-granddaughter of one of the Founding Fathers of Albania, who signed its Declaration of Independence in 1912: Hajredin bey Cakrani (he signed with an over-sized “H” like John Hancock).

Elizabeth is an experienced public speaker and consultant on the topics of mentoring, leadership development, business development, diversity in the workplace, work/life balance and social change at conferences, professional organizations, corporations, and schools, including KPMG, the Clinton Foundation, Harvard, and NYU Law.