Michele Haas Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas LLP, Partner
Education: Associate degree in history, Burlington County College; bachelor’s degree in history, The College of New Jersey; law degree, Seton Hall University School of Law
Job responsibility: Attorney
Company description: Law firm
Primary professional/community affiliations: New Jersey Defense Association; New Jersey District VIII Ethics Committee; Working Group on Business Litigation; New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Last book: “Inferno,” by Dan Brown
Who are your most influential role models? Two of my law partners have mentored me throughout my career. Christopher Killmurray hired me right out of law school, and taught me how to be a lawyer ... Susan O’Connor has inspired me with her accomplishments and work ethic. Most important of all, they have instilled in me that it is acceptable to prioritize family first.
What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? My time, to mentor New Jersey’s next generation of women, including my lovely 9-year-old daughter, Cordelia.
What is your go-to stress buster at work? A walk to Starbucks for a cup of coffee. If that doesn’t work, usually a six-second hug from my colleague, Jen, who has informed me that research shows it is most effective at optimizing the flow of chemicals—oxytocin and serotonin—that boost your mood. If nothing else, it usually gives us a good laugh.
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