Paula Schauwecker Discusses Leading with Empathy and Trust on Lawyers Who Lead Podcast

Lawyers Who Lead

Lawyers Who Lead, a podcast produced by Lawline, recently interviewed B&D’s Chief Talent Officer (CTO) and Principal Paula Schauwecker (New York) for its December 8 episode titled “Leading with Empathy and Trust with Paula J. Schauwecker.” In the episode, Paula discusses her career before becoming a lawyer and how her role within B&D has evolved since joining the firm nearly 20 years ago.

As CTO, Paula is responsible for coordinating and leading attorney recruiting, retention, and professional development at B&D. Paula talks about how she came to that role in 2020 and about her experiences as an openly LGBTQIA+ attorney. She discusses what Leadership in Law means to her and why she believes empathy and trust are so important.

Working with our clients, diverse bar organizations, and others, B&D develops, maintains, and participates in a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives involving lawyers and staff firmwide. We are Mansfield 5.0 Plus Certified by the Diversity Lab, having participated in the Mansfield Rule since the Mansfield 2.0 pilot. Learn more about our DE&I efforts and accomplishments.