Dave Ranzenhofer

2007 Major: BS, Economics

Currently: Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP — New York, NY

How has being an Economics graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"I am currently an attorney handling all types of Business Litigation. My Economics background helps me understand how my clients' legal problems impact their business. In addition, many types of complex commercial cases involve expertise and analysis in economics, and my background helps me understand expert reports and attack weaknesses in my adversaries' expert reports."

What advice would you give students in Economics?

"Economics is useful in a wide variety of fields. Don't feel like you have to follow any particular path. Also, it's very useful to understand the quantitative aspects of economics in addition to the theory, including econometrics/statistics, accounting, and finance."

Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP