EP. 15 “Convene, understand, amplify, elevate.” More than a mantra – a purposeful approach to professional development for this inspiring attorney.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Sumi Pitroda, an attorney with the AMA with a clear vision that supporting women is key to growing her own career while building her network for success.

Sumi Pitroda, JD

“Convene, understand, amplify, elevate.”

Professional Bio:  Sumi Pitroda is Senior Assistant General Counsel at the American Medical Association.  She practices within the area of corporate transactions, specializing in data privacy matters.  Sumi completed her B.S. degree at the University of Illinois in 2004 and her Juris Doctor certificate at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008.  During law school, she worked full-time as an IT consultant for Deloitte, leveraging the technology aspects of her background and training.  After graduation from law school, Sumi joined the top-ranked law firm of Sidley Austin, where she practiced corporate transactional law with a focus in technology transactions.  Her work on the Aon-Hewitt merger led to her role as in-house counsel for Aon Corporation in 2011.  At Aon, she built a secondary focus in data privacy prior to joining the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2016.  Her aim was to apply her growing portfolio of experience to the healthcare industry, which appealed to her core areas of interest (education and health).  Sumi co-founded and leads the Women Inspired Now (WIN) employee resource network at the AMA.  She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) and teaches yoga/meditation at the AMA.  Outside of work, Sumi volunteers and supports Namaste Charter School, a charter school located in the west side of Chicago focused on promoting equity by addressing the health and wellness needs of its student population that struggles with poor health and childhood obesity.

Sumi enjoys translating detailed and complex legal analyses into macro summaries for broader understanding and consumption.  Macro-level thinking driven by micro-level knowledge.

You can follow Sumi on LinkedIn and Instagram @Sumi_pit