Law360 Features Q & A on Diversity With Shook’s New Hartford Office Managing Partner

Shook Hartford Managing Partner Robert R. Simpson reflected on diversity and his successful career, philosophy and lessons learned in a recent Q&A published by Law360, “Shook Hardy’s Conn. Lead Partner on Tackling Diversity.” 

“I think that by being out in front, by being a leader,” Simpson stated, “that now I can use that platform to really encourage not only other lawyers of color, but high schoolers and college folks, just to see it’s possible. It’s possible to break barriers.”

Simpson, a seasoned trial attorney, recently joined Shook to open the firm’s 18th location in Hartford, Connecticut. He has served as lead trial counsel, national counsel and local counsel for global pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has held top leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, the National Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.