Practicing Law in a Pandemic and Why the Right Law Firm Matters

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By KATHRYN RUBINO, Above the Law

This week, I speak with Fran Perdomo, partner at Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, about why she went to law school and how she decided on her practice area. We discuss Fran’s biggest career success and failure, and what she learned from both of those. Fran shares what virtual lawyering has been like during the pandemic, and whether she thinks that makes it harder or easier to balance the rest of one’s life. Fran also talks about how the pandemic brought that balancing act in focus.

The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Happy listening!


about the attorney

Francelina Perdomo


Ms. Perdomo focuses her practice on intellectual property, corporate and commercial matters involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, false advertising, technology, digital media, music publishing, licensing, publicity rights, live events, table-top, and video games. Francelina represents authors, content creators and developers, music publishing, record and production companies in their ongoing business affairs. She often serves as outside general counsel to companies handling a variety of intellectual property and commercial matters.

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