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Generational Challenges Between Law Firm Partners and Associates


Speaker(s): Cheryl L. Allen-Ricciardi, David B. Sarnoff, Marc S. Friedman, Natalie Loeb
Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2020
PLI Program #: 299976

Cheryl Allen-Ricciardi is an associate in Pierce Atwood's Litigation Practice Group. Cheryl represents clients in complex commercial matters, including class actions, employment-related disputes, and internal investigations.  She also has transnational experience with offices of institutional integrity of multilateral development banks.  

Before joining Pierce Atwood, Cheryl was an associate in the New York office of Dentons US LLP. While in law school, Cheryl served as an editor on the Fordham International Law Journal and was a legal intern in the Family Law Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group. She was also the President of the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Children's Law Project and the Communications Director of the Youth Advocacy Law Association.


David is an executive coach and leadership trainer with 25 years of experience in the legal industry. As a former attorney and experienced executive search consultant, David is uniquely qualified and experienced to understand the mindset, demands and challenges of attorneys and legal professionals. As a litigation associate, David learned about the impact of leadership and the importance of workplace culture’s influence on employee performance and motivation. As a search consultant, David coached and guided hundreds of attorneys in discovering what inspired them in their professional lives.


Natalie is sought-after thought leader with over 20 years of experience. Specializing in executive coaching, Natalie has helped dozens of senior leaders develop new skills, inspire colleagues and optimize overall performance. Natalie’s expertise informed the creation of the successful Managing for Impact training program for legal managers. Prior to founding Loeb Leadership, Natalie was developing organizational development solutions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.