Gaynor, Tom

Winter 2017

Thomas E. Gaynor

The Art of Managing: The managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office says the key to managing lawyers is “knowing that you absolutely cannot manage lawyers. You can only allow, encourage, cajole, and inspire them to do what they need to do.” Last Book that Inspired You: Peter Thiel’s Zero to One. “It continues to fuel my enthusiasm for the future of our profession and our country.” What Makes a Good Leader?: Vision. “If you cannot imagine it, you cannot get there.” Favorite Vacation Spot: Paris. “Best antique shops anywhere!”

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