On 21st June, 2022, Pervin Rusi Taleyarkhan, a US-based Parsi attorney, was honoured with the ‘2022 ACC Top 10 30-Something’ Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world’s largest organization of corporate and in-house attorneys. This award recognizes the top twelve in-house legal counsels from around the world between the ages of 30 and 39, who demonstrate stellar innovation, novel and efficient approaches to challenges, well-rounded perspectives, contributions to the in-house community, and pro bono and volunteer work.
In Pervin’s case, the judges were particularly impressed by her constant desire to both learn and share her learnings with her global legal community. As observed by the ACC, “Whether as in-house counsel, active bar member, or adjunct professor, [Pervin] cultivates a learning environment around her.”
As in-house counsel, active bar member, and adjunct professor, Michigan-based Pervin R. Taleyarkhan cultivates a learning environment around her. “Knowledge and best-practices sharing are crucial,” she says of the legal profession. At Whirlpool Corporation, Legal Counsel Pervin creates opportunities for idea exchanges on how to approach pressing issues. As a member of the global law department’s growth and development committee, Pervin supports the professional development and learning opportunities among Whirlpool’s entire law department. Outside of her work at Whirlpool, Pervin serves as adjunct professor and Director of the Indiana University Law School’s Intellectual Property Clinic. “The best way to learn is to teach,” she says.
When asked what motivates Pervin to both continuously learn and give back to her community in so many globally-recognized and impactful ways, Pervin’s reply draws on her strong roots and appreciation for our powerful Zoroastrian prayers and their principles of seeking truth, doing the right thing, and paying kindness forward: “I’ve been blessed to have mentors who never held back advice and told me to never give up an opportunity to learn. And that’s my motivation for trying to pay it forward.”