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Bloomberg Law: Husch Blackwell's Biggest Office Is Virtual, Bucking Big Law



May 11, 2023
Media Mentions

In 2022, Husch Blackwell extended a streak of growing key metrics including revenue, headcount and net income that dates back to 2018. Bloomberg Law reporter Roy Strom highlighted the firm’s growth in a recent story where he focused on the impact of Husch Blackwell’s virtual office, The Link.

Strom reported on the Link’s opening in 2020 and revisited the topic a year later, but since then the virtual office has become Husch Blackwell’s largest office with approximately 600 employees, including 200 attorneys.

Husch Blackwell has remained steadfast in its commitment to virtual work while other firms have slowly brought its workforce back into the office.

“We’ve brought scores of talented and high-power people to our law firm who wouldn’t be at Husch Blackwell if we didn’t have The Link to offer them,” Link Office Managing Partner J.Y. Miller told Bloomberg Law.

The Link has been a power tool for retaining talented attorneys and staff, too, and has provided for a greater work-life balance. Strom met with Chief Diversity Inclusion & Equity Officer Amanda Garcia-Williams and attorneys Lauren Burke and Tara Ficken to discuss the affect the Link has had on their careers as well as why they decided to join the virtual office.

“We’ve heard from many people that it creates a space for them to be most comfortable,” Garcia-Williams said. “And for the firm to lean into that and not hold it against them really creates a place where they feel like they’re valued and are full members of the team.”

Read the full article: Husch Blackwell’s Biggest Office Is Virtual, Bucking Big Law


J.Y. Miller

Office Managing Partner

Amanda Garcia-Williams

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Lauren E. Burke


Tara L. Ficken

Senior Counsel