Earlier this year, Jennifer L. Curry was named a managing shareholder at Baker Donelson. With a practice focusing on representing employers in employment and compliance issues, she began her tenure at the Baltimore firm as an attorney in 2015.
Over the years, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law graduate held several positions in the firm including shareholder and vice chair of the labor and employment practice before being named to her current title. Curry previously served as an associate at Jackson Lewis PC and Franklin & Prokopik.
What’s the most important thing you do in your job?
Getting to know my clients and their businesses. There is nothing more valuable than for an employment attorney to know a client’s organization, to understand its structure and who the decision-makers are, and ultimately what they do. Knowing how employees interact and the environment they are working in is a major driver for the pitfalls that can arise during the course of employment. This knowledge is essential to being a good advocate for any business.
What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?
The bad rap that attorneys get. Although litigation and advocating for clients in court can get heated, most of us are here to protect clients and make sure that they do things the right way. Some clients get that having an attorney as a trusted adviser through the most important aspects of doing business is an asset and that having one available when you need them is a good thing.