Steve Hirschfeld | Loving the Law and Building a Global Referral Network of Friends
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Steve Hirschfeld is a founding and co-managing partner of Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP, an employment law boutique based in San Francisco. He is also the founder and CEO of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world's largest provider of employment law solutions. The ELA’s attorneys number more than 3,000 and hail from six continents and over 100 countries. On top of all of that, Steve is an avid vacationer, adventurer, and, more recently, winemaker.

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What inspired you to become a lawyer? For many, this decision follows a similar pattern: you are about to graduate from college and, unsure of what else to do, opt for law school. Or, you decide to go into law in pursuit of big paydays. 

However, according to Steve Hirschfeld of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), pursuing law for all the wrong reasons is what leads to burnout, unhappiness, and a lack of camaraderie in your field. That’s why he founded the ELA: to facilitate referrals, fellowship, and friendship among lawyers. 

In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge, Elise Holtzman sits down with Steve Hirschfeld, founder and CEO of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), to chat about how to build a happy and successful career in law. Listen in as Steve discusses how food and wine have factored into his success, why he identifies so heavily with the millennial generation, and the importance of prioritizing time off.

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