“The legal profession needs to develop and retain female talent and provide women with the tools to develop business,” Goldberg Segalla’s Caroline J. Berdzik told the New Jersey Law Journal. Caroline, a partner based in Princeton, made the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Top Women in Law” list for 2020. She spoke with the publication about the imperatives of fostering female talent within law firms, traditionally male-dominated environments. “Providing visibility to female attorneys internally and externally goes a long way in helping them cultivate and develop work,” she said.
In June 2020, Caroline became the first woman ever elected to Goldberg Segalla’s Facilitation Committee, the highest level of leadership at the firm. In her Q&A with the New Jersey Law Journal, Caroline also addressed her greatest accomplishments at Goldberg Segalla, how the legal community can improve opportunities for women, and the best advice she ever received.
“’You can have it all.’ My mother always said that I could be a successful lawyer and have a family. In my first year of practice, I had my daughter and I have been juggling the competing demands of mom and lawyer ever since. It takes a large support network and an understanding spouse to be able to do all of these things well. I have been fortunate to work at a firm that understands the importance of family and work. It’s a balancing act, but it can be done.”
“Top Women in Law: Caroline Berdzik,” New Jersey Law Journal, November 20, 2020
Caroline J. Berdzik, chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor, Health Care, and Long-Term Care practices, devotes her practice to helping businesses, organizations, and management navigate the panoply of employment law issues, from proactive counseling through alternative dispute resolution and trial. She represents companies in diverse industries such as health care, transportation, retail, construction, insurance, and finance, as well as non-profit organizations and educational and religious institutions.