Washington Lawyer writes, "In the beginning, asking an office full of high-achieving lawyers to work from home required a bit of ingenuity. That's why Robert Burger, chief operating officer of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., told firm employees they couldn't get into the office if they wanted to because their key cards wouldn't work."
Chief Operating Officer Robert K. Burger was quoted in the article "Esquire @ Home: When Law Firms Go Remote," published by Washington Lawyer. He provides insight on how Sterne Kessler was able to effectively transition to remote work.
By way of background, the firm successfully adapted its full 400-person workforce to remote work as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the US and achieved 100% operational status on March 16, 2020. The success of the transition shows the viability of furthering alternative work arrangements that were already underway at the firm prior to the current crisis, which may result in a reduction of the firm's brick and mortar footprint.