Ex-Reed Smith Partner's Suicide Trial Highlights Anxiety in Big Law Mergers

, The Am Law Daily


Before Stewart Dolin's suicide in 2010, he told his therapist he felt inadequate as a Reed Smith practice leader. It's a feeling therapists say that lawyers, as a group, often struggle with, especially following mergers. But Big Law has a zip-lipped culture when it comes to mental health concerns.

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  • Dina J. Padilla

    Lawyers somewhere in their education, training or employ didn‘t wave a finger to wonder how the effects of litigation would cause and that goes for judges too, to not wrestle with their conscience v the right thing to do, corporations or people..,oops, its the corporations "rights" that would win every time. It‘s time for for the pendulum to swing back and give redemption for the lawyers and judges too, to start ruling positively for the real "citizens". Stop listening to corporate attorneys!

  • Keira Chassman

    Good article. Very true. I‘m a therapist, too, though I‘ve been a legal recruiter and career coach (lawyers often prefer a coach to therapy - too much stigma) in nyc for the past 15 years. lawyers share this type of anxiety with me on a daily basis....

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