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Todd Glassman

Todd Glassman

2U, Inc.

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Todd's work combines: Law, Writing, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

General Counsel

I oversee legal and compliance for an education tech company.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    George Washington University

  • Doctorate

    Marketing/Marketing Management, General

    George Washington University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Lawyers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business/Corporate Communications, General

Doctorate: American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    As the son of a successful lawyer and powerful father figure, was predisposed to a legal career.

  • 2.

    Very much enjoyed a business law course in college with a great professor.

  • 3.

    Was always interested in business but chose what I thought to be a "safer" route through law school.

  • 4.

    Found traditional law firm job while still in law school that paid well.

  • 5.

    Maintained strong personal relationships that enabled me to develop my own interesting practice.

  • 6.

    Focused on work that I enjoyed & built my practice with clients about which I was passionate.

  • 7.

    Built deep relationships with fewer clients.

  • 8.

    Was hired away from private practice by largest client into my dream job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should go to law school because it's safe, you'll "always have it" and "you can do anything with a legal degree."

  • How I responded:

    Once down a path that I didn't believe I could fundamentally change, I focused on doing everything I could within my job to get me to a better place. I shirked work in which I wasn't interested, even if it meant earning less or upsetting others. I worked for free (or cheap) with every startup that came along. I focused on giving my very best effort EVERY TIME for my clients. I formed such a deep relationship with my best client that it became obvious to both of us that I belonged there.