Lawdragon profiled Partner Alfred L. Fatale III as part of its “Lawyer Limelight” series. The in-depth Q&A delves into the importance of mentorship and Al's leadership style, from the mentor relationships that helped him develop his practice at Labaton Sucharow to the approaches he takes to cultivate engagement and how he advocates for associates on his team.
"My leadership style boils down to how I would have liked to have been led as a junior associate," Al said. "My mantra and approach in my group is that these young attorneys are punching a little bit above their weight class. My juniors do depositions as soon as they're ready,"
"And the sooner we expose junior associates to this type of work, the sooner they step up and become leaders in the firm. . . . Every moment I spend training an attorney, working through their writing or their deposition outline or oral argument strategy, is really an investment in the firm."
Read the full article here: The Leadership Skills That Cultivate Associate Engagement, With Al Fatale of Labaton