Partner Profile: Mark Herzog
Each month, we highlight the efforts of those who work to make the justice system more accessible for DC residents. This Partner Profile features Mark Herzog, Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP – the defending champion of our Go Casual for Justice campaign.
Pro Bono Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
What brought you to DC?
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
I was a bartender during law school. What did I learn? How bartenders become more attractive to patrons as last call approaches.
Waking, which I never intend to abandon.
Pandora at home. Waze approaching the GW Bridge.
Funny Girl, Sound of Music and Tootsie (Yes, I am)
Favorite Vacation Spot
Wherever is planned next. This year, Alaska.
Ice cream. Lots. And cheese.
One Item from your Bucket List
I married him.
Chauffeuring my son from event to event… Wait.
My mom for her compassion, courage and grace.
Your News Source(s)
WP, NYT, NPR and TRMS for a little spin
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is…
Biggest failure and what you learned
TONS of mistakes. No failures.
Most rewarding element of your work
Every pro bono case we staff feels like a victory.
List three main challenges you faced early on in your career
Youth. Youth. Youth.
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be a…
top box office sensation.
Legal aid is important to me because …
lawyers make a difference. Period.
Your dream for our legal system is…
for the need of legal aid to become obsolete.
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is…
the one on which I currently am working.
Little known fact about your organization
The breadth and impact of Sidley’s pro bono work is extraordinary. #Proudtobe@Sidley
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