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30 Under 30: Alexandria M. Popovnak, Blank Rome LLP

Blank Rome Associate Alexandria M. Popovnak, who was recently named to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 was profiled by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In her interview, Alexandria discusses her proudest career accomplishment, how she’s coping with the pandemic, how events of 2020 will shape the careers of her generation, and more.


30 Under 30 Interview Excerpt:

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Alexandria M. Popovnak
Associate attorney, Blank Rome LLP

Alexandria M. Popovnak concentrates her practice on general litigation matters and is widely active in professional, community and pro bono causes. She won accolades for her work as one of three lead attorneys on a significant ongoing pro bono case in which she represents a mother of three young children who was wrongfully convicted of murder. She helped establish and is the chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s committee centered around Lawyer Health and Wellbeing and is a mentor through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Mentoring Program and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

What are you most proud of having accomplished at this point in your career?

Surviving my first jury trial and receiving this award.

How are you coping during the pandemic, and what have you learned from it?

I make sure to exercise every day, stay connected with family and friends and not take everything I see on the news so seriously.

How do you think the events of 2020 will shape the careers of your generation?

I think for the vast majority of professions, this pandemic has shown that people can still get done what they need to get done remotely. Personally, I think it is great. It allows us to save time and money that would have been spent on commuting and parking, which allows for a little bit more freedom.

To read the full profile, please click here.

“30 Under 30: Alexandria M. Popovnak, Blank Rome LLP,” was published in the Pittsburgh Business Times on August 27, 2020.