Communication is multi-dimensional and must be timely, professional, and transparent. Effective communication promptly informs the client and seeks her advice as a matter is handled. Within our ranks, open communication fosters team work and shared information so that the best-informed decisions can be made.
Excellence in representation requires thoughtful understanding of the scope of retention, thorough investigation of the facts, and skillful handling of the legal issues. Excellence pays attention to detail, never leaves anything to chance, and takes nothing for granted.
Acting with integrity is the measure of a lawyer’s character and the highest aspiration of the firm. It informs our interaction as faithful stewards of the law and is reflected in diligent work, honest reporting, genuine relationships, and the trustworthiness of our advice and advocacy.
The firm’s time and advice have value when scholarship is embedded in our work. That means asking hard questions, digging beneath the surface, and finding the answers. Scholarship identifies the resources that will make a difference and captures them on behalf of the client.
Strategic advice drives the resolution goals of each case. Drawing together the interests of the client and the constellation of relationships between the insured, brokers, and insurers in an international market requires both a legal and business perspective. Our informed strategic advice is the differentiator that sets the firm apart from others.
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We encourage our lawyers to devote a portion of their time and professional services to pro bono and charitable matters. It’s an essential element of every attorney’s professional and ethical responsibility and part of the fabric of our firm. We welcome the opportunity for our employees to serve and make a positive difference in their neighborhoods and legal communities.