Fenwick Chief Talent Officer Neha Shah Nissen spoke with Bloomberg Law about her experiences during the age of working from home, including how the firm has adapted its communications to keep people connected, the importance of supporting people within the organization and in the broader community during an unprecedented public health crisis and racial justice movement, and how her own routine has shifted during the pandemic.
Nissen is a member of Fenwick’s leadership team, sits on the firm’s executive and compensation committees, and co-leads the firm’s senior management team. She also directly oversees the departments focused on attorney recruiting, legal personnel and training, practice management, corporate social responsibility and pro bono, and diversity and inclusion.
She shared with Bloomberg Law how firm leadership has been prioritizing frequent communications during this public health crisis. “These communications have kept our attorneys and business professionals connected as we work from home, and hopefully have given them a sense of comfort as we convey how we are putting the health and well-being of our people first as we continue to focus on the long-term success of the firm. Weekly emails and monthly town hall video conferences have kept the lines of communication open.”
Nissen also discussed her focus on the firm’s response to the call to action for racial justice. “We are keenly aware that we have a responsibility as a law firm to advance the cause of equal justice in our broader communities, and we are answering that call through targeted pro bono and community service efforts, internal education and training, charitable contributions, and client partnerships.”
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