Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Lauren Creel, Sr Associate at Cooley LLP

Tell us about the professional journey that took you where you are today. What major lessons did you learn along the way?

Circuitous? After undergrad, I was a consultant in DC. And then a PhD economics student in Texas. And now I’m a startup lawyer in Silicon Valley, with nearly a decade of experience.

Overarching philosophy: Throw everything you have at the current endeavor and see what sticks. If nothing (or not much), pivot and try again. On my third professional try, I think I’ve found my personal product/market fit ;).

Who are your role models and why?

Right now, my mom. I’ve got a toddler, and “momming” and working during the pandemic, particularly with all family far, far away, is TOUGH — and making me sentimental for all the really great childhood memories my mom (and dad!) gave me and my sister.


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