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Bethesda, MD 20814

QWhat is the significance of a woman holding a top leadership position in a firm?
AChristine Sorge: Women in leadership roles add great value to our clients, colleagues and the firm. We tend to emphasize collaboration, morale and motivation. Women are inclusive and challenge assumptions. We’re adept at pivoting and adjusting to overcome obstacles. These skills help us create solutions for our clients.

QWhat’s the best career advice you’ve received?
ABrittany Oravec: A mentor once told me that when choosing a job, the people you work with are a crucial component of job satisfaction. My co-workers inspire and motivate me to bring out my best self. My women colleagues, especially, are always available to provide formal and informal work and life advice.

QWhat qualities do you think a successful lawyer should have?
ALondon Sneden: A successful lawyer should be kind and empathetic. I have experienced the lawyer-client relationship from the client side where I felt that I was just another file in my attorney’s caseload. Every client’s case is personal and important to them, and they are trusting us to handle their matter with care.

QWhat advice would you offer women just starting out?
AJennifer Blunt: Taking ownership of your career and professional development is critical to your success. The only way to see your career advance is by advancing it yourself. Mentors can be valuable, but being the main driver of your own strategic plan will be the most rewarding.

Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. is a leading real estate, trusts and estates, business transactions, tax, land use and zoning, and litigation law firm in Bethesda. Since 1982, the firm has delivered innovative solutions to meet the needs of investors, owners, developers and businesses throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.