Jan Sharry in Law360: Welcome To The Club: Advice From Old To New Partners

10/23/2014

Making partner is a milestone worthy of celebration. But while it may be tempting to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, it’s important to remember that a long career still lies ahead.

Law360 asked veteran partners what they would tell recently promoted colleagues to help them thrive in their new positions...

Jan Sharry, Haynes and Boone, LLP

“New partners have to rethink their role in the firm. For years, they have been watching what goes on and now they have to be leaders. They need to set a good example for others and remember that this is now their firm. They are now owners. They are responsible for helping move the younger generations forward and ensuring that the firm is presented positively in the business community; they must own client relationships and be prepared to do whatever is necessary to grow the firm. To some, it comes naturally. To others, it requires significant reprogramming.”

Excerpted from Law360, October 23, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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