As Big Law Plunders Talent, Midsize Firms Embrace 'Lifestyle' Firm Status

September 27, 2023Media Mention

Liz Sbardellati, Partner and head of the Trademark Protection & Enforcement Group, shared her insights with regarding the positive work culture at Greenberg Glusker LLP.


“The way our approach has worked out and the intentional steps we’ve taken to be respectful of people’s lives outside of work has led to very high retention rates,” said Elizabeth Sbardellati, head of Greenberg Glusker’s trademark protection & enforcement group. “By being so intentional, we haven’t been as impacted by those outside pressures.”

At Greenberg Glusker, being picky about recruitment has aided retention. “We look for people when we’re hiring who are courteous, genuine, and going to continue to make this a pleasant and welcoming place to work,” Sbardellati said. “That’s very important to us—maintaining the culture of courtesy and authenticity and people being genuine and kind. We don’t tolerate bad behavior.”

“If you’re a second-year associate with a great opportunity to bring in business, that business is going to benefit you financially,” Sbardellati said. “That’s another way we prioritize the people at the firm and show them that they’re important and they matter from day one.”