Laura brings her unique professional experiences in law, higher education, business, government, and the non-profit sector to inform her approach to every new client challenge, whether it is a workplace conflict, a leadership development program, a community meeting, or a legal dispute.
Prior to joining CoralBridge, Laura founded Bridge Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services LLC to provide mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation, and training services for businesses, families, and individual clients. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Leadership, Ethics, and Values program at North Central College, where she teaches Conflict Resolution and the Law of Higher Education.
A graduate of The Law School at the University of Chicago, Laura clerked for Federal District Court Judge James B. Moran before joining the litigation and appellate groups at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLC in Los Angeles. At Sidley, her clients ranged from a national health care provider and a public utility, to a state governor, a national trade association, and a global hospitality corporation. Laura’s professional and volunteer experiences also include strategic planning, management, communications, and fundraising work for non-profit organizations, political candidates, and educational institutions. As a member of the Board of Trustees for Claremont McKenna College, her alma mater, Laura served on the Leadership Committee for a successful $635M capital campaign and on the College’s 2013 Presidential Search Committee.
Laura holds a Mediation Certificate from Northwestern University and completed Mediation Training with the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is licensed by the State Bar of California and is an active member of the DuPage County (Illinois) Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section), and the National Association of Women Lawyers. She has been recognized as the 2013 Woman of the Year in Dispute Resolution by the National Association of Professional Women, the inaugural Donald Egan Scholar by the University of Chicago Law School, a Truman Scholar, and a Rhodes Scholar finalist. She has earned a reputation as a leader, a problem solver, and a connector who can move people and organizations to higher levels of performance.
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John joined CoralBridge in 2013 to expand its consulting practice in law firms and health care institutions. He has over 30 years of experience as a business development officer and relationship manager working with lawyers, business owners, physicians and executives to build wealth. Since 1982, he has been based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area with Karr Barth Associates, an affiliate office of AXA Equitable Life Insurance. AXA is a leading financial protection company and a premier provider of life insurance, annuities and related financial services with over $500 billion of assets under management. Prior to Karr Barth, John ran Juvenile Delinquency programs In Los Angeles County CA.
John received a BA degree from Johns Hopkins, and a MA in Social Psychology from the Claremont Graduate School. He has also earned prestigious designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) through the American College of Financial Services.
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