(Excerpts from this story were originally published in Reuters)
Launching a new law firm and growing it is never easy, even without the COVID-19 pandemic. For New York-based Selendy & Gay, the pandemic meant weathering the transition to remote work while adjusting to litigating cases by Zoom as jury trials were nixed nationwide.
Founding partner Philippe Selendy shared that the 54-lawyer firm did well managing through the crisis and sees an "exceptionally busy year" ahead.
"A great deal has happened over Zoom, and I think it's been reasonably effective. On the other hand, we had more time to do some very deep investigations into new cases, and to launch multiple additional matters and build out the platform."
"We are in a growth mode," he told Reuters, citing an incoming summer class which is the firm's "largest ever, with 17 summer associates." "It's a sign of our confidence in the future," Selendy said. "Our great hope is to try and get them in, if possible during the summer, so that we can meet in person."
Read the full interview in Reuters.