As the sun set, Bilzin Sumberg’s summer associates and the Real Estate Department exchanged their briefs and contracts for a memorable evening at LoanDepot Park to watch the Miami Marlins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Seated comfortably in our box, we were able to experience the incredible energy throughout the entire stadium. Despite the Marlins’ initial struggle to maintain their lead, everything changed in the bottom of the 8th inning. With his teammates at 2nd and 3rd base, Garrett Cooper took his position at home plate and rocketed the ball over the fence for a home run. This put the Marlins ahead 6-4 against the Pirates, triggering enthusiastic cheers and high-fives amongst us.
Yet, the excitement wasn’t limited to the game itself. Before it even started, we got an amazing opportunity to walk down on the field and meet Billy, the Marlins’ mascot!
As a summer associate, I came into this program with an open mind, ready to explore the many avenues of law. The experiences and interactions during events like these have offered me not just a glimpse into the firm’s culture, but also into the varied paths of law that I could potentially embark upon.
While the Marlins’ win was certainly the cherry on top, the real victory lay in the collective experience of the evening – a blend of on-field excitement, off-field camaraderie, and a shared love for our city and team. Moments like these truly embody why I’m proud to be part of this firm and why we are “Proud to be Judged by the Company We Keep.” Here’s to more victories, both for the Marlins and for us at Bilzin! Go Marlins! Go Bilzin!