Roopali Desai, partner, Coppersmith Brockelman

Desai is among the state’s top election and government law attorneys, as well as a sought-after commercial litigator.

Advice: “Even if you are not sure of yourself or have doubts about your abilities, take a risk because you will inevitably surprise yourself and those around you, and it will lead to more opportunities.”

Surprising fact: “I love to experiment in the kitchen and create my own recipes. I get my love of cooking from growing up in an East Indian home where women would convene in the kitchen to tell stories, laugh together and make delicious food for their families.”

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