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Niketa Patel, who made partner in 2022 at Mayer Brown (#19 in the Am Law 100), also said the baseline for success at her firm is doing high-quality work on all cases. “Beyond that, partners need to be adept at anticipating client needs, staying abreast of industry and legal developments, and of course, creating strong relationships with colleagues, clients, and other members of the bar,” she said. “They also need to be plugged into efforts to strengthen the firm as a whole, including on issues relating to managing teams, recruitment, talent development, and diversity and inclusion.”