By Laura Meyer Gregory
Looking back on 2020, I now wonder how I accomplished so much. I am now a published author of the bestselling #Networked—a book written by twenty women lawyers who met on LinkedIn. One of the themes of 2020 for me has been LinkedIn. Despite a pandemic, transitioning to work-from home, a reelection campaign and vote (with social distancing), and all the other difficulties that have characterized 2020, I committed to continuing to post on LinkedIn at least five days a week.
Before the fall of 2019, I had never posted on LinkedIn. In 2018, I attended a conference call that was part of the “Opportunity Calling” series done by the networking subcommittee of the DRI Women in the Law Committee. Attorney Paula Edgar spoke about using LinkedIn for networking. She walked us through how to set up a profile, how to seek more connections, and other ways to up our game on LinkedIn. That is how I started. It took me more than a year before I posted anything. To be honest, it was daunting. It wasn’t something I had done in my twenty-five-plus years of practicing law.
Laura Meyer Gregory is a partner of Sloane & Walsh LLP in Boston. A member of the firm’s insurance group, her practice concentrates on the representation of insurers and insureds in insurance coverage and bad faith matters, before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Additionally, she provides coverage opinions, advice and analysis to clients on coverage and bad faith issues, as well as preparing and responding to demands made pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A. Ms. Gregory also handles cases involving bad faith and unfair claims handling claims, both within and without the context of coverage, and has litigated an insurance fraud claim successfully through trial. Ms. Gregory has specialized in insurance coverage and bad faith matters for more than 25 years and received the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance industry designation in 1999.