Waldman Quoted on Firm’s Banner Year, Growth Strategy, and Culture Development
"I've been fortunate to have spent nearly 30 years with the firm and, during that time, have held a number of leadership roles,” Brian told Law360. “I've long been passionate about helping shape and implement the firm's growth strategy, as well as supporting the development of the incredible team we've built. I'm honored to take this role during such an exciting time in our growth trajectory.”
He emphasized the firm’s “enormous opportunity to accelerate the success we've seen from our merger,” and explained that one of his near-term goals is to continue to expand on the combined firm’s strengths, both in recruiting new talent and building our capabilities in key practice areas and industries to stay ahead of client needs.
Brian added, "Another top priority of mine is building on our strong firm culture and continuing to invest in our talent. I'm focused on working with our leadership team to ensure that ArentFox Schiff remains a place where talent wants to come to work and where our people feel they can grow and thrive in their careers. I genuinely look forward to coming in to work each day and showing up in a way that serves my clients and colleagues. My goal is to continuously bring that joy of practicing law across our team and help our lawyers gain fulfillment out of the great work they do."
During his conversation with Bloomberg Law, Brian elaborated on the firm's growth strategy, projected financial growth, and, as an example of the merger integration, the successful partnership between Arent Fox’s regulatory practices and Schiff Hardin’s corporate capabilities. He projected jumps in the firm’s profits per equity partner and revenue per lawyer, saying “it’s a real success story with more to come.”
In his interview with The National Law Journal, Brian reflected on the firm's successful year and his shared leadership with Chairman Anthony V. Lupo, as well as his focus on the firm's post-merger integration strategy.
“I think we’ve already captured probably 80% of the benefits of the merger. And I’m going to spend a significant amount of time getting that last 20% out,” he said.