Shareholder Brendan Lynch was quoted in an article that published in The Mid-Market Report on October 1, 2020. The article details what lawyers miss most and least about being in the office as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have such a strong culture in our office, the backbone of which is our people," said Lynch. "Not seeing everyone on a daily basis hasn’t harmed that culture, but it has made me realize even more than before just how much I enjoy the individuals with whom I work – at every level and that is the single thing that I miss most because of working remotely. You also lose out on collaboration with your team. Zoom calls have proven to be useful, but it is not the same as sitting down in an office together to discuss a client’s issues."
He further explained, "Of course, that is tempered with being able to have lunch with family every day at home. When you have a 4-year-old doing virtual preschool, that’s a huge benefit. The family time while working from home during the pandemic has been invaluable, even if the result is working during the later hours to catch up on e-mail and other work. And it also means that my clients and consultants are getting many late night e-mails, and having a good time joking about a 1:00 a.m. time stamp. Of course, many of our clients are in the same boat and we are navigating these waters together.”
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