Working as a lawyer for the federal government can be a pretty sweet gig. The work is interesting, the hours are reasonable, and the pay is good (at least by public-sector standards).

But it appears that there are sweeter jobs — literally as well as figuratively. Earlier this month, we told you about Warren Brown, who left his position as a lawyer for the Department of Health and Human Services so he could launch CakeLove, the successful bakery chain.

Today we bring you the story of another lawyer for the federal government who is getting her just desserts. We hope you’ve eaten lunch already, because hearing about her crazily creative flavors of ice cream will make you hungry….

I scream, you scream, and Victoria Lai screams for ice cream. Lai, a Fordham Law graduate and former Paul Hastings associate, currently works as a lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security, but these days she is best known as the founder of Ice Cream Jubilee in Washington, D.C.

The impressively svelte Lai — I would have expected an ice cream queen to be more full-figured — talks about how she turned a lifelong interest in dessert-making into a business, in this interesting interview with Spencer Mazyck of Bloomberg Law:

Thai iced tea, blueberry pie, Vietnamese coffee, coconut lychee lime, peppermint pop rocks — don’t those flavors sound amazing? Next time I’m in D.C., I will definitely check out Ice Cream Jubilee (which is available through a number of channels).

In the interview, which was recorded earlier this month, Lai mentions her preparations for the DC Scoop competition, a contest to crown the best ice cream in the District. DC Scoop took place this past weekend, and Ice Cream Jubilee won the People’s Choice award. Congratulations to Lai and her Ice Cream Jubilee team on licking the competition!

And thanks to Victoria Lai for her work at both the Department of Homeland Security and Ice Cream Jubilee. She’s working hard to keep us safe and sweetly satiated. What could be better than that?

Stealth Lawyer, Victoria Lai, Ice Cream Maker [Bloomberg Law via YouTube]

Earlier: Law School Graduates: Let Them Bake Cake
Prior ATL coverage of career alternatives for attorneys


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