NewRoad Ventures co-founders Jeremy Wilson, left, and Steve Brooks both exited well-established careers to dive into the entrepreneurial world.
Partners don’t leave.
In the realm of legal practice, making partner at a large firm is like reaching the Promised Land. Lawyers drudge through long hours for years in hopes of reaching that point, where they can pull back a bit, and let associates take on the bulk of the work.
And, once they’ve made it there, most of them stay put.
At least that is what Steve Brooks, former partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP, always heard. But that didn’t stop him from leaving Arkansas’ largest law practice last year in favor of a foray into entrepreneurship.
At some point, “It lost its spark,” Brooks, 41, said of his work at the law firm. He liked the people with whom he worked and appreciated the fact that the position afforded him the epitome of job security,... [ MORE ]