Poppy Harlow has always had an infinity for all things law-related, a passion instilled in her from a young age thanks to her father. According to CNN, Harlow recalls sitting with her father as a little girl, soaking up all the law-related anecdotes he would share with her. “I would sit with him at the kitchen table and he would take apart a camera or a printer and say ‘Look, Poppy, this is where they infringed a patent.’ ‘This is why we’re going to court,'” she said.
Her father, James Harlow, was an intellectual property litigator. He died when Poppy was just 15. He appeared to have a huge influence on her, citing him as the person that taught her “to live in the moment,” per CNN. When she looks back on photos of him, she says that she “smiles now” as she recalls “all he taught me and the love he gave me.” Poppy said of her dad, “I feel eternally blessed to have had him for a father.”
According to Variety, Poppy is known for preparing intensely for her interviews and asking the tough questions that others might lean away from. Perhaps her most notable interviews were with Mark Zuckerberg, Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who she says taught her that “You can’t have it all at once — but you can at different times.”