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Why You Need a Relationship with an Attorney

Date: June 15, 2017
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Why You Need a Relationship with an Attorney

The Mentors Host Ric Brutocao interviews Michael Flynn of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Michael Flynn

On Saturday, June 17, “The Mentors” radio host and mentor CEO Ric Brutocao will talk with Michael E. Flynn, co-partner-in-charge at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County, CA office. During the conversation, listeners will learn how and why it is so important, especially in business but also in life, to have an ethical, trusted and sharp attorney in your back pocket, so to speak.

Not only will listeners to “The Mentors” radio show learn the purpose and need for an attorney, they will also learn how to identify signs that indicate it’s time to give that attorney a call and get some legal advice. In addition, Mr. Flynn will share some useful information to help listeners, especially business owners large and small, to avoid potential problems with government agencies, tax authorities and the business community.

Mr. Flynn’s role with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is no simple feat. In 2017, according to Vault’s Annual Law Firm Associate Survey, the law firm was rated one of the Top Ten in the U.S., and in 2016, a cited source in Wikipedia lists the firm as number 16 in the world, with revenues of $1.53 billion. As host Brutocao puts it, “This is BIG business!”
While Mr. Flynn’s firm is at the top of its game, his advice is down-to-earth and practical for everyone. Listeners will even learn how to save money while still working with the best attorney(s) for their needs, and they’ll learn why online legal resources may not be as sufficient as many think.

The interview with Mr. Flynn will certainly be of interest to young professionals or college students pursuing a career in law since the show’s guest will share some of the reasons behind his path to law, a profession he truly enjoys. Listeners will learn the “why” behind his choice for Notre Dame and LMU (Loyola Marymount), and the initial role his father played in his decision—a story you don’t want to miss.

Host Ric Brutocao is one of the rotating CEO hosts of “The Mentors” radio show whose CEO expertise includes past president of DACOR, partnering with and re-structuring companies in such varied industries as wine, baking, real estate and nonprofits, as well as starting, leading and selling various companies in the tech space. Several of his peers consider Brutocao to be one of the best operational leaders they’ve ever met and will call on him to help them out as needed.

One of Brutocao’s greatest passions is helping others succeed in achieving their dreams and finding fulfillment. Mentoring others is something he and all “The Mentors” hosts have done and continue to do, regardless of how busy they are.

The following week, host John Phillips will host the show. Phillips is the co-founder and co-owner, with his wife, Mary, of one of the largest and most customer-centric stained glass window companies in the industry–Associated Crafts & Willet-Hauser, some of whose legacy stained glass are more than a century old, will focus on the nuts and bolts of how to build a great business that stands the test of time. Following Phillips in the hosting rotation will be “The Mentors” host Tom Loarie, a pioneering CEO in the life sciences industry who is responsible for bringing more than 20 medical devices to market, some of them life-saving.

“The Mentors” radio show can be heard on the Salem Communications network stations KTRB AM860 San Francisco (Saturdays, 7am, and Sundays at Noon), on KCBQ AM1170 San Diego (Saturdays, Noon) and on-demand nationwide at

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