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MEET 4 INCREDIBLE WOMEN HELPING LEAD BADER SCOTT HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
D id you know that March is Women’s History Month? Between that and the fact that International Women’s Day falls on Sunday, March 8, this seemed like the perfect time to highlight some of the powerful women that keep our operations running here at Bader Scott. It’s no secret we have a lot of incredible ladies in our office. In fact, I’d guess women make up 65% of our team. That shouldn’t be a big surprise because since 2017, more women have been graduating from law school than men (in 2018, the split between female and male law students was 52.39% to 47.51%), but it’s actually pretty rare in my experience. From the statistics I’ve heard, women in the legal field are a lot more likely to end up in support roles like legal assistant than heading up their own department or leading the charge in the courtroom. It’s hard to imagine gender bias isn’t somehow at play there. However, that’s just not how we do things at Bader Scott. We always hire the best and promote the best, regardless of gender, and in recent years, that means a lot of strong women have risen to the top in our firm. Four ladies in particular come to mind.
STEPHANIE CASTRO I can’t leave out Stephanie Castro, our director of compliance! She came to us with over 15 years of experience in operational management and runs our Bader Scott University training program and our legal and professional compliance department. Stephanie is the queen of efficiency and is
always streamlining our operations to make sure things run as smoothly as possible. Not only does she do amazing work at the office but she also goes home and takes care of three kids on top of that! Talk about impressive.
MARISA MCKAIN Last but certainly not least, I want to shout out Marisa McKain, our workers’ compensation director. If you read our January newsletter, you already know all about Marissa because she was featured on Pg. 2. Suffice it to say, she has done a fantastic job developing and implementing our workers’ compensation program. She oversees a team of 35 assistants
LUISA CASTRO One of the most impressive people on our team is Luisa Castro, our director of operations. She leads all of our nonattorney staff, which comes out to about 125 employees. It takes an incredibly organized, dedicated, and skilled person to take the reins on a department that large, and I’m always impressed by how easy Luisa makes it look! GABRIELLE VELASQUEZ Gabby Velasquez is another incredible asset. She’s our intake director, which means she oversees our entire intake department. When clients call into our firm, she and her team are responsible for making them feel comfortable, taking down their information, and directing them to the best person to take their consultation or handle their case. This is a big responsibility, and one of the most important parts of the work we do.
and support staff, and her coworkers describe her as “a workers’ compensation powerhouse” — a title I think is well-deserved.
If you decide to work with us on a case, know that you’ll be in capable hands, including those of these four ladies. From me, Seth, and all of the men and women we work with, happy Women’s History Month, and happy International Women’s Day!
–Luis Scott, Managing Partner
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