Dream Jobs: How Two Alumni Found Theirs and What They Can Tell You About the Future of Legal Services

Dan Currell, '97, and Anna Ivey, '97, both graduated from the Law School fifteen years ago. They both started their careers practicing law at large law firms, and fairly quickly realized that their talents, education, and skills could open other doors. Through hard work and a lot of creative career thinking, Dan and Anna both found the jobs they were born to do. Though their jobs are very different, both Dan and Anna come in contact with a lot of lawyers and law students, and both do large amounts of research on trends in the legal profession. At this session, recorded January 24, 2011, they’ll share their knowledge with you.

Upon graduating from law school, Anna Ivey practiced in Los Angeles, working with clients such as Disney, AOL Time Warner, Williams-Sonoma, Hewlett-Packard, CSFB, and Mattel in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and public and private financings. She later practiced entertainment law, working on the financing of major motion pictures starring actors such as Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, and Renee Zellweger. She then served as Dean of Admissions at the Law School. She saw over and over again what people had done right...and where they had gone off course. Inspired to help applicants navigate the application process, she founded Ivey Consulting and assembled a first-rate team of experts to coach college, law school, and business school applicants one-on-one.

Dan Currell is an Executive Director with the Corporate Integrity practice of the Corporate Executive Board, providing management research and services to legal, compliance, audit and risk executives. Working with the Corporate Executive Board since 1999, Dan has presented the Board’s management research to over 700 executive and board audiences in North and South America, Europe,Africa and Australia. His work at CEB has included research and presentations on legal, compliance, internal audit, audit committee, HR, corporate strategy, and corporate real estate issues. Prior to joining the Corporate Executive Board, Dan practiced commercial litigation. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and has an office at the Corporate Executive Board’s headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Lunch generously provided by the Corporate Executive Board.

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