Roman had just started at the firm as a first-year associate when he was assigned to my case team in a high-profile matter involving two iconic Silicon Valley tech companies. The judge encouraged us to have young associates argue in court to provide the necessary “on your feet” experience, which is critical for development. Roman argued two issues; he impressed all of us, including the client. We put in long days together, but we still find time to talk off-line about Roman’s career and advancement. It’s pretty easy to mentor someone who shows the promise Roman has shown.

—Michael Jacobs, Partner, San Francisco