In their own words

Testimonial quotes and videos from several lateral partners

Partner Kate White

I felt valued from day one. Coming to Kelley Drye from the government, I have been given runway and support as I build my private practice.”

Partner Sandy Musumeci

While I was in discussions with Kelley Drye, I talked to people from every office at various levels – both lifers’ and others who lateralled to the firm – and they all conveyed what a warm and collaborative environment Kelley Drye is for legal practice. Every partner I met took a personal interest in my candidacy, and that interest in my integration and professional success has continued since I joined the firm. It was clear the firm was (and continues to be) invested in learning about me.”

Partner Becca Wahlquist

For many years, I worked in conjunction with Kelley Drye attorneys representing a co-defendant in a Multi-District Litigation class action, and I was highly impressed with the quality of their advocacy. I joined the firm to collaborate with a team rich in complex class action experience and top-notch regulatory skill.”

Partner John Foote

Kelley Drye has, for a law firm, an extraordinary culture of honor and kindness. This is a tone set from the top, and is reflected in how the firm esteems its human capital in every role, lawyer and business professional alike. Kelley Drye is also a firm that, across offices and practice groups, actively supports innovation in client service. For lateral candidates looking to build their practice, it’s an exceptional environment.”

Partner Mark Konkel

There are a lot of reasons to like this place, but if you didn’t care about anything else, there’s a tremendous amount of business development opportunity in the firm.”

Managing Partner Dana Rosenfeld

As a lateral partner myself, I can testify to what a special place Kelley Drye is. I was attracted by the prospect of joining lawyers who are best in their field, and working within a boutique firm culture of camaraderie and respect.”

Partner Steven Yovits

Coming to Kelley Drye really was the best move I ever could have made – my practice has flourished, and I’m happier here than I have been in any other working environment.”

Partners Bill Jackson and John Gilmour

You never know until you actually go through with it and get into the merged entity, but culturally the fit has been perfect.”