Baer Reed’s Founder & CEO Catherine B. Tyler has been selected as one of the ‘30 Best Leaders to Watch 2021’ by The Silicon Review. This publication is a business magazine and source of news and information for global business leaders, decision makers, and professionals.
Ms. Tyler says, “To be recognized for our team’s hard work, and most importantly for the successful results we have continued to provide to our clients over this unprecedented year, makes me extremely proud.”
Tyler founded Baer Reed in early 2011 and has been working diligently to grow and expand the company. She was featured in an article highlighting her success as an entrepreneur and business owner. She sat down with The Silicon Review to discuss her experience as the leader of a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) in the business and legal support services industry.
Here is a excerpt from the article:
Catherine B. Tyler, founder, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Baer Reed, which serves a variety of Fortune 100 organizations and Am Law 100 firms. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and received her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, Ms. Tyler worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
In 2007, Ms. Tyler moved to the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. It was there that she got the idea to start a legal support company. So, she left Gibson Dunn in 2010 to found Baer Reed.
What motivated you to focus on both legal and transformation aspects of business, at once?
The timing was the perfect opportunity between my own professional career as a lawyer at a top U.S. firm and identifying this need. I saw over and over that clients wanted to maintain their U.S. law firms for high-level strategy and also wanted to complement that firm with high-quality lower-cost legal support from a company like Baer Reed.
Providing high-quality support services needs extremely dedicated and talented individuals. How did you manage to form your dream team?
I was first drawn to the Philippines because of their notoriously difficult law school and bar exam.
Graduates of Philippine law schools earn a professional degree like their U.S. counterparts — attending a four-year graduate law school after completing their undergraduate degree. Graduates of Philippine law schools must be fluent in and have a superior understanding of the English language, because laws in the Philippines are largely written in English.
After finishing law school, Philippines attorneys must take a bar examination. The bar exam is a four-day exam given in English similar to the U.S. bar exam. And in fact, the current exam is a mix of legal writing and multiple-choice questions based on the NY bar exam. It is so tough that typically only about 25 percent of the takers pass the bar.
Read the full article at The Silicon Review.
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