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Nitin Sharma
Director, Employment and Labor Counsel
American Water

In what year did you start in your current position?
2018

In what year did you first work in-house?
2018

What law school did you attend?
Rutgers Law School

Where did you attend college and graduate school?  What degrees do you hold?
I attended Western Carolina University for undergrad, and received a B.S. in Emergency Medical Care.

What do you consider to be your most pivotal career move?
Moving from a law firm to in-house.

What's the best thing about your current job?
I love the people with whom I work.  It’s a great team.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
I worked at a discount department store in high school and it was not a particularly fun or rewarding experience.

What's the most valuable life lesson you still apply today?
Treat everyone you encounter with respect and kindness.

What do you consider to be the best thing about ACC membership?
ACC has incredible networking events.

How do you achieve work/life balance?
It is particularly tough right now with working from home during the pandemic, but I have a very flexible and understanding boss (who has two small kids of her own) and she always helps me make room for both work and family.

If I were not practicing law, I'd...
I would be doing something in the health care field.

My favorite vacation spot is:
Turks and Caicos Islands.

A place I've never been but would most like to visit is:
Hawaii.

My all-time favorite movie is:
The Usual Suspects

Even people who know me might be surprised to learn that...
I am a pretty good cook.

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