When I started looking for a job, I took a different approach than all of my colleagues. For them, it was important… “I need to find a job. I need to find a job. It doesn’t matter what it is, doesn’t matter who the firm is, I need to find a job. I need to make money.” And I thought to myself, “Hell, no, I’m not doing that.”
If I would have worked for a firm that I don’t respect and I hate the job, there is no reason for me to stay in the United States. I would just go home to Germany, and with a legal background and the MBA, I could find a great job, but I found my home in the firm because it’s not cookie-cutter law, it’s, every case is different. It’s kind of like painting a picture. You paint a picture and everything comes together, and for me, that is very gratifying. So I work for the firm because the firm fosters me too, whether it be to be in a good position with the German American Business Chamber, or support me with the triathlon that I’ve been doing for the past year. And I don’t see any firm that would be as supportive to new associates as Kelley Kronenberg has, so I got lucky. I did.