From Military Service to Client Service

From Military Service to Client Service

Our Veterans Subcommittee and Inclusion Network prioritizes hiring and retaining veterans, whose unique experiences add value to our client teams and enrich the legal profession. Here is what five Schiff veterans have to say about their experience going from military service to client service.

 

Tracy Adamovich, Captain, U.S. Army

Tracy Adamovich, Captain, U.S. Army

“There’s a well-known military philosophy — adapt and overcome — that has served me well as an attorney. As an officer and attorney, you never know when you will have to change your tactics or strategy or take on a new task at the last minute.”
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Mir Ali, Commander, Green Berets

Mir Ali, Captain, U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets)

“So much success in the military has to do with leadership skills and teamwork, and that all transfers over to legal practice as well."
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Ryan Bintz, Commander, U.S. Marines

Ryan Bintz, Major, U.S. Marine Corps

“My Marines and I often worked with great autonomy in austere conditions while immersed in foreign cultures. Our operational challenges demanded adaptability, team work, and an open mind."
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Samuel Bonnette, Captain, U.S. Army

Samuel Bonnette, Captain, U.S. Army

“I established trust and relationships with Afghan partners by overcoming cultural differences and language barriers. I became a better listener, communicator, negotiator, and more empathetic person — all necessary for effective advocacy.”
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Stacey Cleveland, Specialist, U.S. Army

Stacey Cleveland, Specialist, U.S. Army

“Being enlisted definitely had its challenges over the years. You never knew what you would be doing from one duty station to the next, so you quickly learn to be very flexible and resourceful.”
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Matthew Galo, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Matthew Galo, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

“The greatest lesson I learned was that leadership equals taking care of your people. You might not think it, but that lesson translates quite well to our teams at Schiff serving our clients."
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