Q&A - Thomas Kaufman, Associate - New York
We asked Thomas Kaufman, to give some insight into their role as an Associate in our New York office and to give an idea of what it’s like working for a global law firm.
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How has your career grown since starting at Kennedys?
Virtually my entire legal career has been within Kennedys. I came to Kennedys as a paralegal in 2014 while attending law school at night. I did my summer internships at Kennedys and ultimately, became a full-fledged associate.
What is your current role?
I am an associate at Kennedys in the insurance coverage litigation practice group, and currently occupy a senior role on my cases.
What does a typical day at Kennedys look like for you?
My days vary. I dedicate a portion of each day to ensuring that my clients are kept fully updated on all of my matters. Likewise, as most of my matters entail active litigation, I spend a fair amount of time corresponding with adversaries and clients in order to further my clients’ interests—whether that be in the context of pursuing a settlement, or a favorable result in Court. Beyond that, on any given day I may be preparing for, or participating in, Court conferences, hearings, arguments, depositions, or other similar events.
What is it like working for a global law firm?
Surprisingly collegial. The firm’s reach is quite large, but everyone is happy to help one another across borders.
What is your favourite thing about working at Kennedys?
I appreciate Kennedys’ attention to my growth as an attorney through fast-paced and challenging work, which is balanced by the firm’s respect for my outside life.