Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Barbara Fiacco

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Renzi to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: Barbara Fiacco, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

In today's episode, Veronica gets real with Foley Hoag patent litigation partner Barbara Fiacco, President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for the 2019-2020 term. Veronica and Barbara discuss the ways in which the legal profession can be isolating, especially during the current pandemic, and how we can support our colleagues and friends in the bar during these unusual times. Barbara also shares her some of her experiences fostering connections, creating communities, and leading teams through these unprecedented times. Together, Veronica and Barbara explore the importance of “getting real” by being our authentic selves and even showing vulnerability at times.

View Veronica's interview with Marty Murphy here.