Biglaw Partner Is Having A Blast Working From Home With His 11 Kids

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Everyone is more forgiving about background noise on conference calls. I used to have a quick trigger finger for the mute button, and that seems a lot less necessary now. Clients have been tremendously patient about hearing my 2-year-old in the background.

—  Michael Williams, a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis, commenting on his unique work-from-home situation during the coronavirus outbreak. Williams has 11 children, ages 2 to 20, and they all do work together around the same dining room table. “The silver lining of the COVID-19 shutdown is that we eat three meals a day together now,” he says.

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