Here at Above the Law, we write about career alternatives for attorneys from time to time, but it’s been a while since we last brought our readers an exciting story about extracurricular activities for attorneys. That being the case, here’s a little fun fact for you: many of the female members of this fine profession have, at one point or another in their lives, been on cheerleading squads.
Whether you’re a law student or a Supreme Court justice (yes, RBG once shook her pom-poms on the field), moonlighting as a cheerleader has its perks. What better way to learn how to BE AGGRESSIVE! B-E AGGRESSIVE! B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E! in the courtroom?
Today’s legal cheerleader has an impressive
rack résumé: she used to work in Biglaw, she’s now working as an ADA, and most importantly, she moonlights as a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons. Wouldn’t you like to have a lovely litigatrix like her on your side?
Let’s take a look at her cheerleading bio and, because this post would be WWOP, some photos of this gorgeous glamazon….
Meet Irina Khasin, a 2009 graduate of Vanderbilt Law, and a former associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. An ATL reader recently brought Khasin’s cheertastic talents to our attention, like so:
Vanderbilt Law Grad, Assistant District Attorney and Falcons Cheerleader?!
Next time, do try and dispel your disbelief that law firm 10s are living, breathing creatures that exist in the real world. And not so fast, because Khasin’s got beauty and brains — while at Kilpatrick, she specialized in insurance coverage litigation, and prior to her time in Biglaw, she had a federal clerkship.
In her cheerleading bio, she goes by Irina K., perhaps to preserve some of her anonymity since she’s a state prosecutor. Please accept our apologies in advance for blowing up your spot, Irina Ballerina.
We sent an email to Khasin today, but have not yet heard back. Here’s hoping that she has better luck at the Fulton County DA’s Office than the Falcons had against the 49ers during the NFC Championship game, because if anyone can stop a Colin Kaepernick-esque criminal enterprise, it’s Irina Khasin.
If you’d like to see some additional pictures of Irina Khasin, flip to the next page….