Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) announced today the release of New York Partner Stephanie Wickouski’s third book: Mentor X - The Life-Changing Power of Extraordinary Mentors.

Written from the protégé’s point of view, Mentor X offers inspiring advice and practical tips to achieve extraordinary success. Reflecting BCLP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and investment in the development of young lawyers, Wickouski chronicles her interviews with dozens of young lawyers and other professionals and their real-life experiences with mentors – both the good and the bad. 

Always direct and often edgy, Mentor X addresses unanswered questions from other “mentoring” books for a compelling read that feels the opposite of a self-help book. Mentor X explains how to find a great mentor and avoid the pseudo, bad and false ones, and the remarkable things that happen once you find an extraordinary mentor.

One early reviewer noted, “Unlike some authors that make the reader feel as if they are on a tedious trip, Stephanie Wickouski takes the reader on an exciting, if not intrepid, vacation. Mentor X is a breath of fresh air in the musty old room of mentoring writings.” Said another, “There is no one mentor, like there is no one relationship. Wickouski explores this in a frank, humorous and sometimes edgy fashion.”

Mentor X is available now through booksellers nationwide or online.

At BCLP, Wickouski counsels clients on all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial transactions, including bond defaults, trust indentures, business acquisitions, real estate, health care and financial fraud. With more than 35 years of experience handling complex reorganization cases throughout the country, she has served as lead bankruptcy counsel in multiple high-profile cases.

Wickouski is a frequent lecturer, author and commentator on bankruptcy subjects. She is the author of two other books: Indenture Trustee Bankruptcy Powers & Duties, an essential guide to the legal role of bond trustee, which won the firm’s 2016 Thought Leadership Award; and Bankruptcy Crimes, an authoritative resource on bankruptcy fraud.