Hinshaw Attorneys Roger Masson, Richard Polony and Jennifer Ballard Participate in the Third Annual "Rate My Pitch" Program
The Chicago Committee welcomed Hinshaw & Culberston LLP attorney Roger M. Masson, and partner mentor, Richard B. Polony to participate in its third annual Rate My Pitch program, an associate professional development program that is offered to member firms. The three-part series was held concurrently on September 10, September 17 and October 1, 2015, and was only open to diverse associates in their fourth through seventh year of practice.
Mr.Masson was assigned to separate teams of associates that practiced scenarios that mimic real life encounters such as taking a practice group leader to lunch, or presenting a pitch to a client in response to a RFP. The program provided instruction and experiential learning in relationship-building competencies (internal and external) via a panel of real-life in-house counsels, and associates were judged, and then recognized and awarded for high scores in several areas including practice area expertise, rapport, gaining trust, achieving objective. Mr. Masson was applauded by the judges for his knowledge of international intellectual property law. In 2014, Mr. Polony and Jennifer M. Ballard of Hinshaw also participated in the program as a mentor and mentee. Ms. Ballard too received high marks in the program from the panel of judges which included of counsel from Anixter, Exelon, Global Capacity, The Warranty Group and Grainger, and has since succeeded as partner at Hinshaw.