Jeffrey Sharp to Speak on Panel at Law Firm Compensation Strategy: A Virtual Think-Tank Conference
Managing Partner Jeffrey Sharp will serve on a panel on January 27, 2021 titled, “Managing Expectations: Associate-to-Partner Pipeline (Bridge to Partnership)” to discuss the bridge to law firm partnership and what it takes to become a partner in today’s law firms. This panel discussion is part of the Law Firm Compensation Strategy: A Virtual Think-Tank conference hosted by Ark Group.
Date and Time: January 27, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EST
Event Name: Managing Expectations: Associate-to-Partner Pipeline (Bridge to Partnership)
Moderated by Timothy Corcoran of Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC, Jeff will be joined by the following panelists:
- Cristina Carvalho, Firmwide Managing Partner at Arent Fox LLP
- Kathryn E. Szmuszkovicz, Managing Principal at Beveridge & Diamond PC
The panel will discuss: What does it take to become a partner in today's law firms? Should associates simply expect to be groomed for partnership? Advancement hinges on a number of factors—billable hour expectations, mentorship, credentials, leadership qualities—and not least, immersing oneself into the practice in order to meet the needs of the firm’s clients. For those aspiring to partnership, are there clear guideposts and expectations? What does outstanding performance look like? And what other business implications for the firm weigh into the equation? Firm leaders must be clear about what’s expected of associates – and partners. What are the obligations and how do we measure whether or not these obligations are being met?
Jeffrey Sharp is Managing Partner at Marshall Gerstein with more than 30 years of experience in patent prosecution, litigation, and transactional work. He focuses his practice in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and chemical engineering. Outside of his practice, Jeffrey serves as a Board Member and was previously Board Chair for PilotLegis RPG, is a senior trustee and previously Board Chair of The Latin School of Chicago, is a member of the Midwestern Chapter of the Keiretsu Forum, and served on the executive leadership team for the American Heart Association’s Health & Tech Innovation Forum.