Caroline Berdzik, a partner based in Goldberg Segalla’s Princeton office and a member of the firm’s most senior leadership, joined the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s new podcast and town hall series focusing on law firm leaders. Caroline joined the FDCC podcast with other law firm leaders to discuss issues of interest and concern to firm leaders; she will also be attending the FDCC’s Town Hall on July 5 to discuss the issues further.
The firm leaders on the podcast were asked by the host what administrative duties can cause problems for firm leadership and running a firm. Caroline spoke to issues she thinks all firms deal with regardless of size saying, “Attorneys are busy in general and dividing their attention with many different things and I think the administrative aspects of an attorney’s role is what falls off first.” She went on to talk about issues with time entry, billing, and accounts receivable. Caroline discussed one way Goldberg Segalla is trying to help the problem “educating associates – even first year associates – as to how to the business operates. We are a for-profit business, there are certain things that need to happen that will enable the firm to stay open,” she continued. “[To] be able to service its clients and having that engrained in their practice and having good habits from the get go I think is extremely important.”
The FDCC Town Hall to further expand the discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at 2:30 p.m. ET. To virtually attend the event please visit here
“FDCC Speaks with Howard Merten, Caroline Berdzik, Jody Briandi, and Frank Ramos,” FedSpeaks Podcast, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, June 13, 2022
Caroline J. Berdzik, chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor, Health Care, and Long-Term Care groups, 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.