Before joining Linklaters, I worked in my family’s retail business in Michigan, but I wanted a change.
What stood out was Linklaters’ commitment to their people. The firm doesn’t conform to convention – Linklaters embraces a wide range of skills, talents and personality types and makes the most of people’s strengths. Where I saw barriers to what I thought was possible, the firm saw potential in me. And that’s opened up endless opportunities.
A few years ago, for example, I needed to move out of state to be near my family for personal reasons. I thought I’d have to leave a job and team that I really enjoyed. But Linklaters arranged for me to continue my work remotely. Since I’ve returned to New York and had children, the firm has proved to be flexible once again, allowing me to work from home one day a week.
The firm also offers Business Team members an extensive in-house training program. It isn’t limited to hard skills: I’ve learned a lot from training on different working styles. And I’ve been able to develop more specialized skills by taking advantage of external resources. It’s support like this that’s kept me so loyal to the firm.
The culture is also uniquely collaborative. People are collegial and friendly, our New York marketing team is very close, and we often catch up outside of work. It’s a fast-paced and demanding environment, but there are also plenty of opportunities to have fun.
It's no coincidence I’ve now been here more than a decade!