Eric’s work involves counseling boards of directors and special committees of both public and private corporations in the context of potential transactions, as well as negotiating both private and public M&A transaction documents. He is also an active supporter of the LGBT community, and spurred the firm’s adoption of a “tax gross up” policy prior to the overturning of the Defense
of Marriage Act.
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Social media you can’t live without: Facebook.
Your biggest break: Being born to my parents and meeting my husband.
Work-life balance technique you recommend: Learning that the two are not mutually exclusive. There is no “off” switch in a service business and so there cannot be life completely independent of work; at the same time, my priorities (including my family) completely animate who I am at work and so there cannot be work independent of life. Once I realized that, it became much easier and fulfilling, and less frustrating, trying to achieve “balance.”
Best career advice you ever got: You have to spend money to make money.
How you give back: Through past or current service on various boards of directors (ACLU-DE, GALLOP, Delaware HIV Consortium), pro bono work, or assisting at the Emmanuel Dining Room, I try to give back every day.
Your biggest challenge: Accepting myself as a constant work in progress.