How to Make Partner at Fox Rothschild


Robbie Li
May 21, 2020
Legal Career

Brian Berkley is a partner at Fox Rothschild with more than a decade of litigation experience. Brian is a trial lawyer whose practice centers on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes over trade secrets and non‑competes. His broad experience includes litigation related to complex financial services and matters involving software and technology. He routinely litigates substantial cases with many millions of dollars at stake.

Brian joins the podcast to talk about what 5th and 6th year associates should be doing differently, and why he wishes he stayed in touch with old friends.

Listen to this podcast episode to learn:

  • How Brian brought in his first case through law school connection
  • How to adjust your career emphasis as you pass the 4-year mark in your legal career
  • How Brian organizes his business development efforts 
  • Why Brian focuses on developing individual relationships rather than selling his legal expertise to bring in new business 
  • Why it is important to take ownership of your non-billable time for career development 

More tips from top litigators on how they made partner can be found on Legalist's Rainmaker podcast, now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.