Gottsegen (pictured) says she received her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1993 and joined the Kullman Firm in New Orleans after she graduated. She says she joined Jones Walker in New Orleans in 1999 and worked there until 2009.
Gottsegen says she was vice president, human resources, at Cal Dive International in Houston before joining Fisher & Phillips.
“I spend the majority of my time on preventing what I call fires,” Gottsegen says, noting that her practice involves helping employers comply with laws and giving them practical advice.
Gottsegen says that because she has had to implicate cost-cutting strategies as an in-house attorney, she can help clients look for legal and practical ways to cut costs without cutting people.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.