7 Habits of Highly Effective Partners

Law360
October 31, 2014


Michael W. Stocker provides insight on habits for lawyers that help keep clients happy and help their firms grow


Labaton Sucharow partner Michael W. Stocker was extensively quoted in an article discussing seven useful habits to develop as a lawyer. He elaborated on mentoring young associates, being a team player, prioritizing client service, staying organized, always being prepared, and “playing nice” with opposing counsel.

“Being an effective partner entails developing relationships that are just as strong with the people who work below them as with the people who work alongside or above them,” Stocker said. “These partners dedicate time and energy to building respect and developing rapport with the people who report to them.”

“I think most often people say they’re relying on their gut when they’re not able to articulate a reason why they’re taking a position,” he added. “You don’t want to be in a position where you can’t explain why you’re asserting the argument that you’re making.”