Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Paul Reichler

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: Paul Reichler, Partner, Co-Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Department

In today’s episode, Veronica gets real with Paul Reichler, partner and co-chair of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Paul talks in depth about being entrusted as lead counsel to seek justice in his representation of Gambia before the International Court of Justice in a matter involving the genocide of the Rohingya people by the government of Myanmar. Paul discusses the government of Myanmar’s acts of genocide, persecution and attempts to eliminate the Rohingya, and the honor and heavy responsibility of representing and protecting the Rohingya’s fundamental right to survive. Veronica and Paul also talk about the loss of opportunity to build closeness with clients because we cannot travel to see them right now, and doing the best we can as lawyers even when we cannot meet with clients in person.

View Veronica's interview with Tsedale Melaku here