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Leaders Learn From Associates: An Associates Perspective

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  • Start Date:2023-12-13 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-12-13 19:00:00
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  • Level:Basic
  • Topics:General Practice

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Nurturing and retaining talented associates are critical components of your firm’s long-term success. Competitive pressures on law firms have never been greater, and partners may find themselves focusing primarily on client work. So, as a partner, how do you make time to mentor and coach associates to grow the qualities they need to become successful partners and leaders? Partners, it’s time for you to look at things from a different perspective: your associates’.  We are mixing things up a bit and bringing in a panel of law firm associates to identify what they need from their firms to succeed. In a discussion built around survey results collected from newer attorneys and associates around the state, these speakers highlight their shared and personal perspectives on a host of issues, including:
  • What associates wish they knew would be asked during the initial employment interview
  • Employment reviews: feedback that is helpful and what associates would like to share during a review
  • Why there is a communication gap across generations
  • Opportunities associates would like to see for building relationships, networking, and branding
  • What associates are looking for to feel fulfilled in their jobs
  • What associates perceive a successful hybrid work environment looks like
  • The development of mentorship and networking opportunities
  • What associates need from managers to help them be successful
Co-sponsored with the PBA Large Law Firm Committee and Young Lawyers Division. All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Recorded in December 2023.

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Meet The Faculty

Christopher Merken Esq.

Christopher Merken is a litigation associate in Dechert LLP’s Philadelphia office.  Mr. Merken litigates in federal and state appellate and trial courts across the country where his practice focuses on business disputes, complex commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, and appellate matters.  He has also represented clients in internal and governmental investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the New York Attorney General.  Before joining Dechert, Mr. Merken served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Madeline H. Haikala of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  Mr. Merken earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware, his J.D. from Villanova Law School, and his LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple Law School. 

Jennifer Galloway Esq.

Jennifer A. Galloway, Esq. is Chief Fiduciary Officer and COO for Counsel Trust Company in York, Pennsylvania.  Jennifer oversees the administration and back office operations of Counsel Trust, a non-depository trust company, serving the needs of families and providing private label and directed trustee services to outside investment advisory, accounting and legal firms. Prior to joining Counsel Trust, Jennifer was Senior Counsel with Saxton & Stump in Lancaster, where she focused on complex and basic estate planning, Orphans’ Court litigation and estate administration matters.  Before joining Saxton & Stump, she was a founding partner at Kearney Galloway law firm, where she advised on a wide variety of domestic, business and estate related matters, frequently representing her clients at hearings, oral arguments and full trials when necessary. Ms. Galloway graduated from Elizabethtown College with a dual B.A. in political science and criminal justice. She earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law where she was on the executive editing board of the Duquesne Law Review and a contributing member of the Duquesne Business Law Journal.  Jenn is the current Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the PBA and is active on the membership committee and law related education committee of the PBA.  At a local level, Jenn is a former Young Lawyer Chair for the York County Bar Association, co-chairs the membership and law days committees and is the incoming Vice President of the York County Bar Association. 

Jordan Freeman Esq.

Jordan is an associate with Wilson Elser’s Philadelphia Office where he is in the firm’s Complex Tort, General Casualty and Transportation groups. He currently is the Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a member of the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He gives back to Fairfield University by serving as a member of their Pre-Law Advisory Council and as a Young Alumni Member of the Fairfield Awards Dinner Committee. Prior to entering civil practice, he practiced criminal defense for both private law firms and the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He earned his B.A. from Fairfield University and his J.D. from Western New England University.