Corporate lawyer negotiates two-year career gap to care for father

Goof for Bloomberg for reporting this, good for her for managing to do it and good for the company , ( note company not law firm!)

Every now and then some commonsense returns to the world


Hannah Lim-Johnson was more than a decade into her career as an in-house lawyer for major companies when her dad got sick. She quit to take care of him.

What followed “was probably the most difficult year of my life,” Lim-Johnson said in an interview. “The last three months of his life I was sleeping on an air mattress outside of his room.”

The two-year gap between her two most recent jobs show how a corporate lawyer can step away from a career and successfully navigate back to the C-suite. She quit her job in 2021 as chief legal officer with auto parts maker Meritor Inc., since acquired by Cummins Inc., and started a job in the same position with metal packager Ball Corp.

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