‘A Culture that Gives You Your Evenings and Weekends’: Why Some Associates Are Jumping to Midsize Firms

January 25, 2022Media Mention
The Recorder

Partner Aaron Gafni shared his insights with The Recorder regarding smaller firms being able to attract Big Law talent due to an attractive work environment. 

Aaron's Excerpts: 

“First and foremost, lifestyle is important,” Gafni said. “We have a different vibe, compared to some of the bigger firms in terms of sheer hours and expectations. We’ve historically treated associates with a lot of respect for them and for their time.”

“We tell our associates who are working longer hours that it isn’t normal. It isn’t expected,” he said.

“When I was coming up, the rest of the firm was focused on serving clients of our storied name partners. There’s definitely been a shift to pushing marketing and encouraging associates to develop their own practices,” Gafni said.

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