Attorney Profile: Q&A with Oliver S. tum Suden

  1. Where were you born and what makes that city special?

I was born in New York City – a city that needs no introduction. What makes New York City special to me is that it Is truly an international city where visitors can find anything – from enjoying exotic cuisines from all over the world to world class museums, New York City has it all. Although I grew up primarily in the DC Metro area, New York City has something for everyone.

  1. What activities or hobbies do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy spending time with my family, trying out new restaurants and recipes, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs or West Virginia Mountaineers.

  1. What inspired you to pursue the legal field?

When I graduated college and started working in the motorcycle industry, I found that the legal field seemed to touch every aspect of the business, from product liability, contracts, marketing and advertising, gaming, corporate governance, M&A, and securities. I thought pursuing the legal field would provide a better understanding of how businesses work.

  1. What did you do prior to graduating law school?

Prior to graduating law school, I worked in the Southern California motorcycle industry and did some road racing at the Willow Springs Motorcycle Club and Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association.

  1. What motivates you as an attorney?

I enjoy challenging myself and learning new things.  I find the best parts of myself when faced with intellectual challenges and find it immensely satisfying when I can solve a complex problem.

  1. How would you describe yourself as a person?

I would like to describe myself as a competitive family man. I find myself always seeking challenges and testing myself, whether it is in a high-octane desert race or on a court’s docket. At the same time, I also enjoy being a dad and being the provider of terrible jokes and ice cream cones.

  1. If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?

I don’t have a strong interest in meeting anyone famous, as I have been very fortunate to meet many celebrities, athletes, and musicians. It would be more meaningful to me to have seen my grandmother one more time – to tell her that I love her and I’m trying to make her proud.

  1. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what does that list include?

I would really enjoy taking the family to Germany to visit relatives and experience how they live. I think it would also be fun to learn the language to enhance the experience. I also think it would be pretty awesome to patent an invention at some point.

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