Wish I Knew . . .

#51 Art Chenen - Health Industry Lawyer / Head Litigator in his 20's / Impact of Medicare / Should have mentored more

May 10, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 51
Wish I Knew . . .
#51 Art Chenen - Health Industry Lawyer / Head Litigator in his 20's / Impact of Medicare / Should have mentored more
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . " 

A podcast where I speak with people about their careers focusing on their success, advice, mentoring and listening to interesting stories.

I'm your host Gary Nowak and today I've got a longtime friend of mine who I met while seeking a volunteering opportunity in Long Beach California.  You are going get to eavesdrop on my conversation with recently retired Art Chenen.

  

Career Background:

  • Grew up in California and never left
  • UCLA Law School
  • Started his own Law Firm
  • Focused in the health industry (great time and story)
  • Worked for 2 prestigious law firms in LA

Highlights

  • Lying in his first job 
  • The perry mason impact
  • Summer job at a Law Firm with a draft lurking about
  • Meeting his lovely bride Lynn at college
  • Going to law school but not sure if he wanted to be a lawyer
  • Medicare impacting his career
  • The power of a sabbatical
  • Wanted to be a litigator
  • Rebuilding a small firm into a large firm
  • Watching colleagues operate and admiring
  • What do the cases say??
     - Didn't apply to Art
  • How to gracefully tell a client NOT to lie to you
  • Giving me honest feedback in 2014
  • Late 20's as a head litigator of 50 lawyers nationally
  • No "Key Numbers" for health care (too lawyer"ie")
  • Regretting not mentoring more
  • Mentoring "Pretend you’re a lawyer"