What makes Kaye Scholer such a great place to practice law?
The people. Simply stated; I enjoy working with the people at Kaye Scholer.
Why did you choose to practice at Kaye Scholer?
Same as above. I chose Kaye Scholer because of the fantastic attorneys and people that I get to work with and I stay at Kaye Scholer because of them.
What does it take to succeed at Kaye Scholer?
Attention to detail, critical thinking and intelligence are expected of every attorney at Kaye Scholer. A successful attorney at Kaye Scholer also takes complete ownership of the assignment or matter so that the final deliverable exceeds expectations.
What should potential summer associates look for to maximize their Kaye Scholer experience?
Summer associates should look to develop relationships with the attorneys and support staff during the summer program.
How has Kaye Scholer helped you grow as an attorney and as a leader?
From my first assignment to my most recent, the partners and senior associates have been, and continue to be, more than willing to give junior associates challenging tasks and responsibilities. In addition, the firm is always looking for associates to take leadership roles on the firm’s internal committees.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received on what it takes to be a great lawyer?
Take ownership of whatever task is assigned to you. Put yourself in the position of the person giving you the assignment and deliver the kind of work product that you would want to receive.
What defines/comprises quality Kaye Scholer client service in your practice area?
Attention to detail and excellent legal analysis, all delivered in a package that is both helpful and useful for the client.
What’s your top tip for successfully integrating work-life demands?
Work-life balance is achieved over time. There will be times when work is particularly busy and you will have to adjust accordingly. Fortunately, the same can be said when your personal life becomes busy; you have the ability to adjust your work schedule accordingly.
Where did you go on your most recent vacation?
I went on a two week vacation traveling along the northwestern coast of Spain with my wife and daughter. Stop by my office to see the pictures.