Recent suicides of Big Law partners have put a spotlight on the dysfunctional work culture inside large firms, where we already know that mental health and substance abuse problems are higher than in other professions.
Will Meyerhofer has a unique perspective on the situation. As a former Sullivan & Cromwell associate, Meyerhofer quit Big Law to become a psychotherapist in New York, where many of his patients still practice in elite firms and come to him for help with struggles that he’s all too familiar with.
This week we hear from Meyerhofer about the factors that can drive high-achieving lawyers to the take their own lives, what needs to change inside law firms and how lawyers can get the help they need.
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