Although we work hard, we are by no means addicted to work—and we genuinely enjoy working with each other. Unlike many firms, which seem to be collections of individuals bound together primarily by financial considerations, we believe that one of the strengths of our firm is the commitment that we have not only to the profession, but also to each other on a personal level. We expect everyone in the firm to work hard and to be productive, and we obviously depend upon that expectation, but we believe that in the long run, focusing on individual billings would be divisive. Another example of our commitment to each other is our philosophy of hiring only those whom we hope and expect to become members of the firm. Our experience shows that we have been successful in this effort.