Atypical Career Path Works for Yelp's GC

, The Recorder


After an early stint as a paralegal at Morrison & Foerster, Laurence Wilson knew he wanted to forgo the Big Law route in favor of something more entrepreneurial. Now Yelp's general counsel, he says there are both advantages and drawbacks to going in-house right away. "You gain experience at twice the rate as a first-year associate at a big firm, but in a much less formal environment."

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