Lale is an attorney, mechanical engineer, industrial engineer and an artist. She is an inventor on six patents, and worked within the oil service industry on high profile projects prior to attending law school. She was parented by a sculptor mother and a father who created a successful engineering company in her country of birth, Turkey. Prior to college, Lale ranked 62nd among 1.5 million students on the university entrance examination in Turkey. She studied engineering and then accepted a research assistantship position at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her master’s degree and research work at the school unveiled interest in the oil service industry and opened the doors for employment in the Energy sector. The Law Offices of Lale Korkmaz focuses on intellectual property and this is a product of her background.
Lale acts as a liaison for the Turkish community and professional organizations. She was the master of ceremonies for the opening at the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce by the Minister of Economy of Turkey and visiting Turkish parliament members. In her free time, she dances flamenco and paints acrylic portraits. Of recent, Lale held her first painting exhibition.
Lale: Improvement in energy saving and efficient technologies for conservation of resources. In a smaller scale, I personally refrain from wasteful behavior.
Lale: I have several mentors: My mom Sukran Korkmaz, who is getting her second degree in law; Joy Durrant, Presbyterian Women Synod Moderator; Noel Durrant, former Quality&Reliability Manager, now Program Manager for nonprofit Team4Tech; Harris County Criminal Court Judge Jay Karahan.
Lale: To accomplish and learn daily. I hope to be a better person with each day of my life. That accomplishment being whether to finalize a patent draft, organize an activity with my friends, help a professional organization or play another interesting song with my harmonica.
Lale: Creativity, risk, collaboration
Lale: Starting new is always a challenge. However, the Energy Industry is in need of good, hard working people. Show what you can do and don’t give up.
Lale: Arriving in the USA with two bags in my hand prepared to take on graduate school and learning a very different culture. Also, getting my law degree and passing the bar as an immigrant.
Lale: Switching gears from engineering to practicing law was a huge jump in my career. Thinking back, I am grateful I did that because I acquired a very different skill: legal reasoning.
Lale: Puts the bread on my table. I draft patents for the Energy Industry.
Lale: I will continue working in the intellectual property area of the oil and gas industry.
Lale: I was recruited my Schlumberger on campus interviews when I was a graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology. I was in the right place at the right time. Some things you cannot plan but one can embrace the opportunity when it presents.
Lale: What attracts me is innovation and the Energy Industry has a lot more to offer in terms of high-tech developments than people realize.
Lale: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, a well-rounded reformist who transformed an empire on the verge of collapse into a modern country.
Lale: Almost like water and air, we cannot do without it. We have to drive, we have to work remotely via our laptops and we must have A/C to sustain during the hot Houston summer.
Lale: Umano, Skype, Google maps
Lale: Like any other generation, we will add onto the existing framework: smaller electronic devices, drones, more powerful cars and ultra-unconventional wells, all with greater efficiency.
Lale: Absolutely necessary because they make things faster and more efficient if used properly, not addictively.
Lale: Facebook, but it comes and goes, and Meetup for my Saturday tennis games.
Lale: Only Linkedin.
Lale: Linked in is an excellent source for both recruiters and job seekers.
Lale: I was meant to perform the work that I do. I am a person who likes learning, producing things, and facilitating innovation. My career path has provided opportunities for me to do what I am most interested in!
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