When Katharine Manning began her legal career as a litigation associate, she came across a partner at her firm with a reputation as the “junkyard dog” because of the way he yelled at others.

Working on a brief with him late one night, she watched as he made a phone call and asked the person on the other end about a case that had come up the night before. When the person didn’t know the exact case, he grew increasingly angry, ending with him swearing and slamming the phone down.