Managing Partner Melody Eagan Featured in ALM ‘Mid-Market Report’ Q&A
October 4, 2019
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC is the subject of a new Q&A profile by Mid-Market Report, the American Lawyer Media publication (subscription required). The article, which is also featured on ALM’s Law.com, is part of an ongoing series of conversations with leaders of midsize law firms in the Southeast.
Lightfoot's managing partner Melody Eagan spoke with the editor about the firm’s leadership, opportunities in the market and trends in the legal industry. Among the topics discussed was how midsize law firms can attract and encourage the next generation of legal talent.
“The firm’s founding members created an environment where cases are staffed based on which lawyers make the best team for that matter (including considerations like diversity and experience), rather than whose client is whose,” said Eagan. “We work hard to provide our younger lawyers opportunities to learn by doing, which gives them the experience they need to grow in their practice. All of this is advantageous in attracting and retaining young lawyers.”
Eagan was named managing partner in 2018 and is the first woman to lead the firm. Read the full profile here.