Bringing the Firm Back to the Office | Tenant Talks
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As we look toward a post-pandemic world, many law firms are wondering what it will be like to return to the office after working remotely for so long. How will the lessons learned in 2020 translate into workplace strategies of the future?

Beyond adapting work-from-home policies, law firms will confront decisions on commercial real estate.
-Will they expand or downsize office space?
-Sprawl to the suburbs or remain in the city?
-What safety protocols will be built into office design and policies?
-How will the workspace of the future affect company culture?

Join us on March 31st, to learn from expert panelists sharing their experiences and tips on how to approach the evolving workplace. If you are making return-to-office plans for your organization, now is a critical time to discuss strategies with leadership and employees.

March 31, 2021


Free, RSVP Required

Featured Panelists

Mitchell Kaplan

Managing Director | Zarwin Baum

Mitchell Kaplan has been an attorney at Zarwin Baum his entire legal career and is only the firm’s 2nd managing director in its entire 60-year history. Kaplan focuses his practice on casualty defense, particularly trucking and transportation, liquor liability, commercial property, liability, professional liability, and insurance coverage. He is retained by an extensive list of insurance carriers and third-party claim administrators to represent their insureds.

Jeremy Drummond, RA, LEED BD+C

Design Principal | Formcraft

Jeremy Drummond is a Design Principal at Formcraft with over 22 years of experience in interior architecture, design, and management. He is responsible for design leadership, vision, and mentorship of the firm’s studio. Jeremy has designed over four million square feet of curated workplace environments. His design philosophy focuses on developing a true understanding of his client’s business goals, culture and work styles.

Marcel Pratt

Partner | Ballard Spahr

Marcel represents clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations and serves as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office. Marcel’s practice includes complex commercial litigation, antitrust and competition law, products liability, internal and government investigations, class actions, and First Amendment law.

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Joseph Kernen

Managing Partner | DLA Piper

Joe is Managing Partner of the DLA Piper Philadelphia Office. He previously served as the Chair of the Philadelphia Litigation Department and Philadelphia Office Hiring Partner. Joe Kernen has a diverse litigation practice with emphasis on commercial litigation, class action matters, construction litigation and employment disputes.

Panel Moderator

Justin Henry

Reporter | The Legal Intelligencer

Justin Henry is a Philadelphia-based reporter with The Legal Intelligencer, covering the business of law firms with a focus on the Pennsylvania legal market. An English ’18 graduate of Ithaca College, his reporting has been featured in Central Penn Business Journal, The Ithaca Times and The Palladium-Times. Reach him at or @jstnhenry87.

Event Partner


Formcraft is a design & construction firm who partners with project owners for the successful completion of their office space, ensuring on-time & on-budget delivery.

Supported Charity

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Alex’s Lemonade Stand has a mission to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.


March 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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