Firm News January 10, 2018
Gerard Fox Law is proud to congratulate Aaron Swerdlow on being named to the Young Lawyer Board of The American Lawyer. This diverse group of 40 members features many backgrounds and practices, and we’re thrilled that Aaron can bring his experience and expertise to the Board.
This 40 under 40 board spans big law, small law, somewhere in between, government, in-house, academia, and more, with a goal to publish monthly editorials within a vast range of topics. Members include those that have clerked for various District and state Supreme Courts, those advocating legal access to the under-served, various compliance gurus, litigators in a multitude of practice areas, partners at long-established firms, corporate restructuring, IP, and white collar crime attorneys, among many other vastly represented areas of practice.
These members also show their diversity in how they got to where they are. Between writing fantasy fiction, reading to a blind judge, running press for a gubernatorial campaign, or involvement in Teach for America, their backgrounds are as varied as their practices.
We look forward to the contributions of the Board to the legal industry, and are excited that Aaron will be a part of it.
The American Lawyer is proud to announce the esteemed members of our new Young Lawyer Editorial Board. We received a huge number of nominations and were impressed with all of them. The group selected is truly representative of the up-and-coming leaders of the profession. We have individuals from California to New York and many cities in between, as well as from London. We have members from Big Law, boutiques, in-house counsel, federal defenders, public interest attorneys, litigation finance companies, law schools and other organizations. They range from just a year or so out of law school to some serving as young partners in their firms. Their backgrounds and path to the legal profession are as diverse as they are and their resumes are outmatched only by the insightfulness they have already brought to the board’s conversations and writings.
The goal of this board is to serve as a voice for the next generation of professionals in the legal profession. You may see editorials on anything from how to build a book of business to the subject of the board’s first editorial out next week—what sexual harassment looks like in the legal industry and how the industry needs to combat it.
I encourage our readers to reach out to the board, or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have ideas for editorials or issues you are facing or overcoming in the profession. We will keep these confidential other than using the concepts as fodder for future pieces.
Look to www.law.com/americanlawyer next week for the board’s first editorial. Other great topics are in the works.
I welcome our new board members and thank them for the crucial voice they bring to The American Lawyer’s coverage of the legal industry.