February 13, 2019
Complex Commercial Litigation partner Adam Banks was featured in a Q&A as part of the “How I Made Partner” series published by ALM.
When asked who had the greatest influence on his career, Mr. Banks noted Jonathan Polkes, Co-Chair of Weil’s global Litigation Department, and Complex Commercial Litigation partner Gregory Silbert as mentors and sponsors who “not only provided vital advice and guidance, but also have been instrumental in helping me realize the opportunities that have been key milestones in my professional developments so far.”
Mr. Banks noted the key to successful business development as “not just delivering excellent client service time and again, but really going the extra mile to exceed expectations and deliver service that leaves a lasting impression and makes your work indispensable.”
Additionally, Mr. Banks discussed how he felt about his career now that he’s made partner: “I’m excited to continue developing my practice, but also understand that there are new experiences, opportunities and responsibilities ahead. I also feel a growing obligation to make sure that I am contributing what I can to the development of the profession, whether that be mentoring younger lawyers, redoubling a commitment to pro bono service, or serving on boards of nonprofit organizations.”