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Secrets of Successful Lawyers: A New View on Compensation

Posted by: Laurence Simons 14/02/12

By Danice Kowalczyk, Managing Partner, Laurence Simons, North America

Danice Kowalczyk launched Laurence Simons’ New York office in 2010 and is the Managing Partner for North America. Prior to Danice joining Laurence Simons, she gained a solid foundation as an attorney with White & Case, as well as serving as Managing Director for a top legal recruiting firm in the US.

As stated by my colleague, Carey Bertolet, in Part I of this series, when we meet lawyers who have risen through the ranks to Partner, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, or other C-Suite roles, we always try to understand what strategies they've employed throughout the course of their careers to get them to that pinnacle of success. Last week we profiled one of the most common threads, namely "flexibility on relocation"  (See Part I of this blog).  Today, we profile a second thread -- flexibility on compensation. Some of the most successful candidates today handle the topic of compensation with careful aplomb, and that has made all the difference to their future success.

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