Bloomberg Law
Feb. 5, 2021, 10:31 AM

Super Bowl Reminds Lawyer of Game That Forever Changed His Life

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

William Elder Jr. was at a career crossroads.

After seven-and-a-half years working in the corporate and securities group at Dechert in Philadelphia, and tired from the grind of Big Law, Elder couldn’t see himself staying at the firm. He interviewed for potential in-house jobs.

Then his life suddenly changed—while watching a football game, on Nov. 18, 2018.

Elder’s hometown Philadelphia Eagles lost 48-7 to the New Orleans Saints. But the 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown by Saints receiver Tre’Quan Smith helped the fantasy squad he assembled win a weekly contest sponsored by DraftKings Inc.

His winnings? One ...

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