Susan Gross will celebrate 30 years at Boylan Code on August 1, 2018! Sue is the Director of Human Resources and Continuing Legal Education.
Get to know Sue a bit better:
On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
No two days are ever alike! My primary focus is human resources, which entails managing our staff and working with the Executive Committee to ensure workload balance so all of the firm’s work is completed as efficiently as possible. I handle the firm’s employee benefits, recruiting, payroll, and employee wellness initiatives (which include CPR/AED training, our annual flu shot clinic, Employee Assistance Program, etc.). I also oversee the firm’s activities as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in NYS and help to ensure our attorneys adhere to their individual CLE requirements. Finally, I serve on the firm’s Social Committee, helping to plan fun events for our employees.
What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I would have to say that the best part of my job is spending my days with an incredible group of people who make Boylan Code a wonderful place to work. Let’s face it — work becomes a sort of “home away from home” – and that is very true for me at Boylan Code. In many ways the firm feels like family, especially after spending more than half my life working here.
What’s one interesting fact no one would know about you?
Most people don’t know that I met my husband, Tony, through the firm. When I began working here I was a legal secretary for Mark Costello, a partner who specializes in litigation and entertainment law. Tony was one of Mark’s clients, and we got to know each other at the firm’s holiday party back in 1989. We had our first date on December 30, 1989, got engaged eight weeks after our first date, and got married seven months later. Mark was best man at our wedding, and he and his wife, Jennifer, are Godparents to our 18 year old twins, Andre and Alaia.
What are some of your hobbies/interests?
Aside from spending time with Tony and our kids, I love to travel (well, the destination much more so than the travel itself!), and to enjoy great food and good wine with family and friends. I was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, and I am really enjoying working with such a wonderful organization.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I have a great deal of respect for the people who make up this firm, and I consider myself very fortunate to work here!