Robin Butzke has always been fascinated by the legal field. As an avid reader of true crime stories (four to six books per month), creating a solid legal career for herself was a natural fit. She also shares that her dad was her first hero and helped instill this mentality in her: be the best you can and give more than 100% in life, no matter what it is you’re doing.
Butzke is doing exactly that, and she isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the job done.
After spending a large part of her career working as a legal executive assistant, today she works as the conflicts assistant and data specialist in Godfrey & Kahn’s Intake and Information Governance Department.
“The deadlines are crazy and there is always a new project to tackle, and I love the technical side,” she said. “My legal assistant background has provided the knowledge needed to work in this field. I understand the different practice areas, the kinds of documents that are produced and that is a definite plus when reviewing electronic or physical documents and processing intakes. There is always something new to learn.”
When asked what it means to be recognized as an Unsung Hero, Butzke’s humility shines.
“It’s shocking to me to win an award for doing my job. I have always been the ‘behind the scenes’ type worker – just keep working to get the job done to the best of your ability in the best way possible, in the shortest amount of time.”
“Robin has never met a project or challenge that she wasn’t willing to tackle head-on,” said Jody Eis-Kraemer, central file manager at Godfrey & Kahn. “Her colleagues admire her for her dependability, trustworthiness and productivity. She is the rare coworker that truly cares about her team’s well-being and wants to see them succeed to their highest potential.”