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Eddie Nadel is a jack-of-all-trades. He studied history and was a starting pitcher on the baseball team at Williams College. He then received a Fulbright scholarship and taught model UN to high school students in Spain. After that, he worked in the fintech space at payments company Square and the crypto start-up Circle before starting his legal career by attending UCLA School of Law. Today he’s a legal counsel at Rondo Energy where he takes pride in being a true generalist.
He shares more about his values as an attorney, his efforts to help a family obtain asylum in the US, and more.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions about being an attorney or the legal function itself?
You don’t have to be a jerk. A good attorney has excellent judgement and is very practical about finding solutions to business problems.
What’s a piece of unconventional advice you’ve received that was helpful?
Always do the right thing, even when no one’s looking. (Not really unconventional.)
What is the most meaningful case or pro bono experience you’ve worked on?
I represented [a] mother and daughter from El Salvador and helped them obtain asylum in the United States.
What song or album motivates you the most?
When I’m working, I need music without lyrics. Lo-fi hip-hop beats are great.
Find Nadel on LinkedIn.