- On November 24, 2019
I work with leading companies, from startups to international companies, all looking for top lawyers. Where is the #1 place they like to see experience from?
It’s Amazon. Lawyers from this company are likely to have grown a new business from scratch; so, they can navigate the regulatory and competitive landscape for their products. They are comfortable with metrics, communicate clearly, and can deal with stressful and volatile environments.
The Wall Street Journal recently noted that “Amazon has become America’s CEO factory. Its executives are spreading the giant’s scrappy mentality throughout the economy—and leaving harsher parts of its culture behind.” Indeed, Amazon has “spawned a legion of startup founders, who run or have run companies as varied as content-streaming site Hulu, e-commerce platform Verishop Inc.,cannabis hub Leafly Holdings, Inc., and trucking-software maker Convoy, Inc. And when directors of troubled property-leasing startup We Co. ousted their leader, they tapped an ex-Amazon executive as co-CEO to try to stabilize the situation.”
A main tenet at Amazon is for “employees to never stop innovating or become complacent” and to act like a startup. As a result, startups or quickly growing companies value this mindset and experience from their business-minded lawyers!