Bridging the Baby Boomer/Millennial Gap

Presented by Fred Egler, Esq.

There are four generations in the workplace today: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials (aka “Generation Y”). Because people from each of these ages grew up in different times and in different world circumstances, their outlooks, perspectives, goals, attitudes and behaviors differ. Lawyers of the other generations often find it hard to manage or even communicate with their younger colleagues. Partners and managing attorneys need to know and understand these attitudes of their millennial colleagues in order to effectively develop their careers and maximize their worth to the firm.

Faculty Bio

Fred Egler is Senior Counsel at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh. Fred EglerHe is an experienced trial lawyer and veteran litigation manager who has practiced in multiple settings. He spent the last 15 years managing all litigation, as Chief Counsel – Litigation, for a large financial services organization. Prior to that he was the managing partner of a trial practice and tried dozens of cases to verdict. Fred concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services and securities litigation, class actions, and insurance litigation. Fred is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Past President of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and was the Editor-In-Chief of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal for 15 years. He has published and lectured extensively.