Greg Yates

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Greg Yates

Employer Recruitment Director
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Office A214C 
Phone: 850.644.6979


J.D., University of Alabama
MBA, University of Alabama
MPA, University of Alabama 
M.A., University of Alabama 
B.A., University of Alabama 

Greg Yates is a lawyer, entrepreneur, business owner, and public speaker. Before joining FSU College of Law, Yates worked in career and professional development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, and Emory University School of Law. Before his work with law students, Yates was an equity partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, two Am Law 100 firms, in their New York and Washington, D.C. offices. He also opened and managed the New York office for Steptoe. Yates' primary practice areas were corporate restructuring, turnarounds, workouts, and real estate. During his time in private practice, Yates developed a book of business of over $3.5 million per year and won the Turnaround Management Association's Turnaround of the Year for Large Companies. He also worked as an in-house counsel for a publicly traded investment firm in West Palm Beach, a lawyer in a small boutique firm in New York, and a non-practicing attorney in a Fortune 100 company in Denver. Yates wrote the book "Professional Prosperity for Lawyers: Find the Perfect Job and Create Your Ideal Career."

Yates can advise students and alumni in a variety of areas and jobs, including business, finance, bankruptcy, corporate, jobs in New York, D.C., Texas, and out of state generally, as well as judicial clerkships. He is also available to assist LL.M. students with job search strategies.