Partner, Rochester Office Leader, Phillips Lytle LLP
Years in current role: Partner 7 years, Rochester office leader 2 years
What are your expectations for 2022?
Growth and opportunity. The firm has set a hiring target of 40 attorneys across markets to actively expand its expertise through the attraction, retention and development of top legal talent, while also recruiting boutique law firms and specialty practices in existing and new markets. Phillips Lytle is also doubling down on its longstanding commitment to continue building a diverse, equitable and inclusive legal workforce.
What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
Two things: (1) take nothing for granted; and (2) humans are incredibly adaptable.
What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?
Rochester is a great place to live. Quality people, short commutes, wonderful festivals, great food, fun restaurants, bars, museums and events, four seasons, good schools, and close proximity to the Finger Lakes. After decades of disinvestment, there is renewed interest in downtown. Our city is being reinvented and reimagined before our eyes. The future here is bright.