Law Firm Culture with Michelle Ferber


In this episode, Alay and Michelle discuss: 

  • Keeping focused on the people factor. 
  • Creating a culture of trust, flexibility, and productivity.
  • Talent retention, leading and growing your team. 


Key Takeaways: 

  • Create a culture where you can trust your employees – give people the ability to do their job with the expectations of what is required and the freedom to do that job when, how, and where they want. 
  • Part of creating a flexible culture is to ensure that you can measure productivity.
  • If you treat people like adults, they will often act like adults. 
  • Flexibility gives you hiring power with new candidates in a competitive market. 
  • Small firms can compete for talent with large firms by offering a more flexible, accommodating culture.



Tweetable Moments:

  • “Having a team, and having a village, is very important in both your personal and your professional life.” —  Michelle Ferber
  • “Flexibility is a competitive advantage when it comes to hiring and retention” —  Alay Yajnik
  • “You don’t get what you don’t ask for.” —  Michelle Ferber
  • “Younger attorneys who are going to be the future of this profession, they value so much more than money. Money’s important, but so is quality of life; they want freedom, they want flexibility.” —  Alay Yajnik



About Michelle Ferber:

Michelle Ferber is an employment and business lawyer, defending employers in actions involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and business torts. Michelle is a highly skilled trial attorney and regularly appears before various state and federal governmental agencies. Michelle’s experience includes jury and bench trials, arbitrations, appellate arguments in both state and federal court and the defense of wage and hour class action lawsuits. Michelle is also a workplace investigator.


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