Bloomberg Law features MMM’s Nick Foreste in is special series about the key to making partner during the pandemic. Foreste – one of only seven attorneys featured nation-wide, notes the importance of business development when work slows down – plus the challenge of literally juggling family and work.
While the pandemic brought many challenges, he notes positive aspects, too, such as getting to know clients better as people. “Our Zoom calls actually give us a window into each other’s personal lives that previously did not go beyond simple office pleasantries,” he says. “They’ve seen and heard my kids and dogs, and I’ve seen and heard theirs. Before, what used to be unprofessional, is now commonplace and an ice breaker. I hope that element of humanizing one another doesn’t change whenever things return to ‘normal.’”