Member Mondays - Meet Gina M. Mavica

March 21, 2021
Gina M. Mavica
Partner
BakerHostetler
CREWbiz profile

How many years a CREW NY member?
I’m not sure. My membership extends back to before AREW and NYCREW merged.

Fun Fact:
While attending law school, I worked part-time as a NYC bailbonds agent.

Tell us about an accomplishment you are proud of:
In the midst of the global pandemic and all that came along with it, including homeschooling two young children, I closed a large assemblage deal that was a few years in the making. I was particularly proud of this deal because it involved so much more than “lawyering”. The deal got done because of relationships, strategy and judgment calls.

What advice would you give on how to achieve work/life balance?
Stop searching for the elusive “work/life balance”. I have yet to see it exist in practice because there can never be true day-to-day “balance” – at least not for any meaningful period of time. There are times when the scales will tip towards work resulting in many long nights and weekends away from the family, missing the important game, not being able to attend the class event or trip, forgetting to pack the special snack and the list goes on. On the flip side, there will be the days that are too important to miss, like the first days of school and Kindergarten graduation, and the times when it can be only you that shows up. You will. Some way, somehow - you figure out a way to be there. Is it ever really a balance, no, but it can and does work out.

What advice would you give your younger self?
It’s harder than it looks, but persevere. There are many women (and men) who will be your allies. Seek them out early. And, go thank your mother. She makes it look so easy and you have no idea what she faces (but you will one day).