Hillary N. Ladov, an associate in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services group, responds to questions in an interview with The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s quarterly magazine, about how she has been navigating the “new normal” of the pandemic.
In the article, Hillary, who also chairs the PBA’s Young Lawyers Division, discusses her transition to a remote work environment, finding a suitable workspace, and how she blocks off time to disconnect from work. She also talks about the most challenging aspects of working during the pandemic, what she thinks the next six months looks like for her practice, and how the new normal will have long-term effects on practicing law.
“I think the ‘new normal’ will significantly impact the practice of law for younger lawyers and female lawyers,” Hillary said. “The past six months have demonstrated that attorneys can work remotely and remain productive. The mentality that associates should be the first in and last out is irrelevant in the remote environment. With that said, associates and partners will need to be more purposeful about ‘face time.’ I am also hopeful that the increased flexibility of the remote work environment will enable women to remain in the profession.”
“Snapshots of Working During a Pandemic,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Fall 2020
Hillary N. Ladov focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation, bad faith disputes, and coverage counseling. Hillary counsels and defends insurance industry clients in a wide range of coverage matters, including commercial general liability, homeowners’ liability, commercial and personal auto liability, pollution liability, marine liability, professional liability, and directors and officers liability. She has significant experience handling complex insurance cases in state and federal courts, and has monitored coverage and liability issues in a variety of cases. Hillary’s practice also includes defending clients in commercial litigation matters.