Success can seem elusive even once you’ve been promoted to partner. How do you bring in great clients? And how can you best serve your firm and the associates you work with? We reached out to partners, and asked them to share their secrets.
Jeffrey Testa, McCarter & English LLP
“My professional trajectory began traditionally — good education, a judicial clerkship and employment at a prestigious firm. But what started me on the road to success — bankruptcy cases worth hundreds of millions of dollars — was that I forged a strong early bond with a mentor who was, and is, a star. As trustee in high-profile bankruptcies, Charles Stanziale needed a strong counsel to the trustee, and he had me fill that role. I honed my understanding of the law, but at least as important, I got to observe Charlie’s approach to finding solutions that passed muster with the court and made good business sense.”