What was it like working at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
“It was great. I started working at Adam Bailey’s office when I was sixteen; so that was my first job and it was a really nice and friendly environment. I got to see him a lot. I got to see him in court. I got to see him in action. So that was really good, it was great.”
How long did you work for Adam Leitman Bailey?
“When I was sixteen I did this program called the Thurgood Marshall Program. It was a kind of an introduction to the whole law field, so I worked for him for two months over the summer and I came back when I was in college if I had a week off, I would come back to do some more work.”
Did you get to work with Adam Leitman Bailey directly?
“Yes, I did. I was his first intern. It was just me, him and two other people so I got to work with him directly; we had lunch a lot and everything.”
What were the tasks that you completed?
“I did mostly clerical work, reorganizing his filing cabinet, writing letters, typing memos, but I also followed him to court, sat in on a lot of meetings … So I did more than just clerical because it was an internship.”
Did you learn anything that helps you today?
“Yes I did. One thing I do like about Adam, well many things, but one thing in particular, is that he knows how to make his workers feel very appreciated so that way he gets the most out of them. I think that’s very important in any field so I kind of apply it to my own field.”
After interning at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Nancy Okeke attended the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and started working for the US Navy on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).