Getting to Know Monica Littman of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck

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Should it come as a surprise that an attorney representing companies in the accounts receivable management industry has a deep love for the game of tennis? The back-and-forth nature of the sport aligns well with the strategies and skillset needed to be a good attorney, especially in this industry. Perhaps that’s why Monica Littman is so adept at sizing up situations quickly. Read on to learn more about Monica, her deep love of tennis and the Royals, and how she and the boy scouts share similar philosophies.

Name: Monica M. Littman
Current Role/Job Title: Partner/Co-Vice Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group
Company: Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP
Length of time at current company: 2.5 years.
Length of time in industry: 7 years.

How did you get your start in the industry?
I switched law firms in 2015 because I was seeking a new opportunity. I started working with Rick Perr and dove right in, learning everything I could about the industry.

What is your career highlight so far?
I have really enjoyed working to expand my firm’s practice group to establish a nationwide presence. I also have enjoyed speaking at regional and national conferences.

When or how are you most productive?
I am most productive when I have my targeted to do list and a hot cup of tea.

Which industry professional do you admire most?
Rick Perr. Rick has been my mentor since day one and has always challenged me to improve my skills every day.

What is one thing you do better than everyone else?
I try to size up a situation quickly and evaluate the potential outcomes.

What do you like most about this industry?
I like the collegiality and teamwork among the industry professionals. Everyone is always working toward the same goal.

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What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?
I really wish some of the judges would recognize more that many plaintiffs’ claims are manufactured by their attorneys.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
I would be traveling to watch the French Open and Wimbledon in person.

Describe a typical work day.
I counsel clients regarding defending against FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA lawsuits. I advise clients on compliance issues. I also mentor younger attorneys in my firm.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I love to read about the British royal family. I also love watching Downton Abbey.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always do your homework and be prepared for every situation.

What are you currently reading?
How to Raise an Elephant” in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.

What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?
I am a walking tennis encyclopedia.

Who else would you like to see answer these questions?
Jill Cloys and Joanne Possumato

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management. Product development is driven by customer feedback, agency profitability and compliance and includes platforms addressing client portal access, document management, payment negotiation, Regulation E focused electronic payment authorizations and TCPA communication authorization platforms. Partner with a company who understands your business challenges and evolves to provide cutting edge technology to overcome those challenges and achieve success

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