Patrick Vaccaro, Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis, Talks About a Dedication to Prevention in Employment Law on the CEO Show with Robert Reiss
Patrick Vaccaro, Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis LLC, talks about a law firm dedicated to prevention in employment law on the CEO Show with Robert Reiss, helping their clients avoid the exceptionally expensive and often unnecessary litigation that occurs after the fact. Vaccaro explains that to prevent litigation, Jackson Lewis audits business practices, gives counsel, and uses the experience that it has developed as one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the country.
Vaccaro tells Reiss how most employers want to do the right thing but either don’t understand the demands of employment regulations or are preoccupied with their primary mission. So Jackson Lewis, to prevent litigation, audits the business practices of clients, gives counsel, and uses the experience that it has developed as one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the country.
One of the means of Jackson Lewis’ growth since Vaccaro joined the firm in 2006 has been to provide nationwide coverage to fill in the gaps in some major markets. Another contributor to growth was by pioneering what is known as a “flexible billing arrangement,” a departure from a standard billable hour concept. Finally, expansion was powered by the recognition that Jackson Lewis would never grow if it had to incur debt: Instead it funded growth by “living within their means.”
Reiss asks Vaccaro about his advice to companies to help them succeed: and Vaccaro says “what is most important in this [ business ] environment is transparency.” Basically, this means not being afraid to share with the people who are making your business go. Employees “can take bad news. They can take good news,” but foremost “they want honesty.” Vaccaro observes, when you can build trust and believe in their founder Lou Jackson’s maxim that states “what is good for the firm is good for the individual,” so that everyone is working toward a common goal, then you will succeed. Evidently this is what has enabled the Jackson Lewis firm to come out on top in a Fortune 1000 survey, identifying them as “The single highest ranked firm clients want by their side in employment battles.”
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