Talcott Franklin P.C. has elevated Shannon W. Conway to Managing Shareholder of the firm. Prior to joining Talcott Franklin P.C., Shannon spent her entire career with Patton Boggs LLP, first joining the firm as a Secretary, attending law school at night, and working her way up the ladder to Paralegal, Law Clerk, Staff Attorney, Associate and, finally, Partner.
“Shannon is the perfect person to manage our firm into the future,” said Talcott Franklin, the firm’s founder. “She exemplifies the characteristics that clients value: integrity, hard work, perseverance, and intelligence.”
The move also results in the firm becoming a female majority-owned firm. Previously, the firm had a noted gender studies professor review the firm’s practices, procedures, pay, and structure. Her conclusion? The firm is “a field leader in gender equality.”
“The best thing about the firm is the collegiality,” said Conway. “We’re a firm of many different people with very different backgrounds and points of view, but there is a strong culture of respect for each other that is one of our core values. It also fosters collaboration so that we really are able to provide our clients with the benefit of our collective knowledge and experience which, in my mind, translates to outstanding client service.”
One of Conway’s points of emphasis will be expanding the firm’s flat rate “general counsel” services to growing businesses.
“It’s an important evolution and innovation in legal services,” said Conway. “The idea is making sophisticated counsel available to a growing business at an affordable and predictable rate. The critical thing is that we add value to the bottom line of the business through legal strategies that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.”
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