In a world where new technology and an anything’s possible ‘Silicon Valley’ mentality are pushing the boundaries of even the more traditional professions, career possibilities for lawyers are growing. In this issue of The Practicefrom the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, eBrevia CEO Ned Gannon is exemplified as one lawyer following the path less traveled. Ned says:

When I graduated from law school, I ended up practicing corporate law…I got to witness some really great entrepreneurs build up these companies…That drew me into the business side, and I always thought to myself, “Hey, wouldn’t it be great to sit on that side of the table at some point?”

As for his professional identity being a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, Ned comments:

I consider myself a part of the legal profession. And I like to think that, as the legal profession is changing, we’re on the forefront in terms of helping attorneys to adapt to some of these changes.

If you have an subscription with The Practice, you can read the full article “Drawing Your Own Path: Forging New Identities in the Profession” here.