Forbes Features Q&A With Cristina Carvalho

In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes, Managing Partner Cristina Carvalho touched on a number of topics, including Arent Fox’s strategic goals, gender pay equity, and the day-to-day responsibilities that comes with balancing the job of managing partner, while running a top legal practice.

Forbes reported that, “the firm has generated 6 straight years of growth in a flat market” by “finding great successes in niche markets and employing a matrix infrastructure that facilitates the intersection of sector-specific groups with traditional practices."

When asked about keys to the firm remaining successful in a competitive legal market, Cristina said: “Our success speaks to our level of talent, the depth of our bench and practice groups, and the top client service we provide.

Going forward, we will continue to focus on growing key practice areas and industry groups that reinforce strengths across our four offices. Just to give you an idea, we have tremendous regulatory expertise and deep benches in the industries of automotive, healthcare, hospitality, fashion, food and beverage, life sciences, media and entertainment, real estate, and technology. That is where we will continue to focus on lateral growth and we think we offer quite a unique combination of expertise for a firm of our size.” To read the full interview, click here.