Parna Mehrbani Leads Discussion Series on Imposter Syndrome for Lawyers and Law Students

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani facilitated another four-part discussion series on Imposter Syndrome hosted by Oregon Women Lawyers. The online discussion group was designed to help lawyers and law students develop insights and strategies to identify and manage Imposter Syndrome, a common psychological pattern that affects high-performers, causing them to doubt their accomplishments or feel like a fraud.

During the sessions, held in February and March, Parna was joined by Oregon Department of Justice lawyer Melissa Chureau and Career and Executive Coach Susanne Aronowitz to explore different facets of Imposter Syndrome. Through personal stories and conversation with attendees, the presenters shared details about how imposterism manifests and how to start thinking like a non-imposter. They also offered concrete strategies to identify imposter thoughts, move beyond limitations of such thoughts, and gain confidence.

Parna is Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Information Privacy & Security Practice Group, and a partner in its Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on intellectual property, trademark and copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement, and advising on intellectual property portfolios for local, national, and international companies. She also advises businesses on the management and security of personal data and the laws that regulate the collection, use, and protection of personal data.

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