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Lessons On Law Firm Management From Leaders Who Litigate

Managing Member Bob Bodian spoke to The American Lawyer regarding his experience as a practicing litigator who also holds firmwide leadership. Bob explained, "Understand that as a leader, people don’t work for you, but rather you are all working toward a common goal. As managing partner, each new initiative I draw up is focused on growing and nurturing an environment in which people enjoy coming to work each day and feel respected." He also commented on avoiding politics, "Do what you think is right, and if that works out, great. If not, at least you did what you thought was right. Once a leader of a firm gets political, it is hard to have the respect of your partners."


The American Lawyer