Reverse mentoring the senior partner: Allen & Overy's Dejonghe and his female mentor on their honest conversations

A&O banking counsel Catherine Lang-Anderson on mentoring the magic circle firm's senior partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner Wim Dejonghe has been mentored by London banking counsel Catherine Lang-Anderson since September 2016.

At that point, the firm was piloting reverse mentoring, with Dejonghe one of seven ‘guinea pigs’ on the board signing up as a test case, being paired with Lang-Anderson, who has two children and works three days a week.

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