TESTIMONIAL

GABE ROTHMAN 

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This testimonial is from Gabe Rothman, a former construction litigation associate we helped leave the law for technology. Be sure to check out the video he shot, further down below. 

Gabe is currently is the Senior Director of Business Systems at Mesosphere, a San Francisco based company that develops software for data centers. 


First and foremost, regardless of his talents as a motivator, speaker, writer, business man and yes … attorney, Casey is an amazing human being. He is the type of person I feel lucky to have met regardless of circumstance and I treasure his friendship. All of the qualities that make him a great mentor also make him a great friend — enthusiasm, empathy, intelligence, sense of humor and introspectiveness are just a few.  

As a mentor, Casey has been invaluable. Without him I would not have found the boldness and persistence to do the all of the things ultimately required for me to transition out of my litigation career. Casey stayed relentlessly positive while giving me his time and insight well after my work with him during the inaugural Leave Law Behind course had finished — 3 years in fact.  

After the course I did what alcoholics might refer to as “falling off the wagon.” I lost my resolve and did what got me into this situation in the first place — I did the “safe” thing and took another litigation job. Casey stuck with me and was there to help me hop back on the wagon when, after almost two years of dissatisfaction in my second litigation stint I was truly ready to Leave the Law and never look back.  

Ten months later, after numerous informational interviews, networking events, coffees, lunches, and a double-digit number of rejections, I landed a job at a consulting firm in San Francisco specializing in sales and marketing technologies.  

That was four years and two jobs ago. I’m now a Director of Sales Operations specializing in systems architecture at the San Francisco based company Lookout. We build software that protects mobile devices from malware and hackers. I love every minute of my new career, which truly leverages the talents that I thought would make me successful and satisfied as an attorney — problem solving, strategy, networking, and team leadership among others.  

Since changing careers I’ve yet to fail what I call “The Sunday Night Test,” (i.e. how do you feel at 9:00 pm Sunday?). Dread? Fear? Nausea? When I was an attorney — all of those; every single Sunday night. Now? None of those. Ever.  

While I occasionally don’t feel like going to work on Monday, it is always with a sense of calm and satisfaction in the knowledge that I have to wake up Monday morning and go to a job I love, even if sometimes I’d rather sitting on the couch with my wife and dogs watching Game of Thrones.  

As Casey would say, I’ve truly found my unique genius and I owe a huge amount of my new-found success and happiness to him.

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EXAMPLES OF OTHERS WE HAVE HELPED 

  • We've helped the 40+ year old mother of two leave her government attorney role and become the Director of Operations and Vendor Management at a technology company. 
  • We've helped the 12 year, unhappy BigLaw attorney leave his litigation job and become the editor and team leader of an intellectual property periodical. 
  • We've helped the Big Law corporate transactional attorney leave the law to follow his passion as an executive director of a Washington DC non profit. 
  • We've helped the Big Law litigator become VP of Operations for a Legal Tech startup. 
  • We've helped the solo attorneys who love people become legal recruiters. 
  • We've helped the contract attorney move into hi-tech as a project manager at a SaaS marketing start up. 
  • We've helped the mid-size firm litigator move into her dream library science job