Look Before You Leap: The Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Joining a Startup

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Nov 09, 2014 Comments Off on Look Before You Leap: The Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Joining a Startup

Online Webinar
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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The startup scene is exploding. Everyone wants to be part of it. It is filled with passion, promise, crazy highs, and soul-crushing lows. But don't let the hype lay a silky veil across your eyes. Building a successful company is all consuming and incredibly difficult. Being able to comprehend the inherent risks associated with starting or joining a new business is a critical step to deciding whether startup life is for you. And who better to help you to assess those risks than two alumni lawyers: Joseph Graziano (C'07, L'12) and Parker Brooks (C'05, L'10). So before you tell your boss that you hate your mind numbing job, and that he should look out for you on the Forbes wealthiest people in America list, take an hour and join us for a candid conversation on the pros and cons of taking a job with a startup.

About the Presenters:

Joey Graziano is the General Counsel & Director of Talent at The Headfirst Companies. The Headfirst Companies have built an industry leading reputation on a foundation of core values and proven results in developing camper character and confidence, while operating three separate programs: Headfirst Summer Camps, Headfirst Honor Roll Camps, and Headfirst Professional Sports Camps.

Prior to joining Headfirst, Joey was an associate in the Washington DC office of the international law firm Jones Day, where his practice focused on complex civil and criminal litigation. A 2007 Rhodes Scholar Finalist, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University, Joey graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012 where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar. During law school, Joey worked full-time at the Office of Evaluation and Suspension within the World Bank, focusing on anti-corruption investigations surrounding World Bank grants.

Parker Brooks is C.O.O. of Conchoid Capital, a private investment vehicle New York City that he launched with his partner in March of 2014.  Prior to starting the hedgefund from scratch, Parker served for four years as an attorney in the Clark County District Attorney Office.  He’s written over 50 Supreme Court appellate briefs for state of Nevada, argued in front of the Nevada Supreme Court, and argued 20 jury trials in the Nevada District Court.  In between receiving his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 2005 and receiving his law degree from Georgetown in 2010, Parker played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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