Law Practice

BigLaw Associate Moonlights as ER Doc

As if being a BigLaw associate wasn’t more than enough work for any ordinary attorney, one such California lawyer is moonlighting at a night job … as an emergency room physician.

Okey Onyejekwe earned his M.D. degree in 2000 from Ohio State University, and began working in the emergency room of a local veteran’s hospital when he was a student at Stanford Law School. Even now that he is a second-year patent litigation associate in the Silicon Valley office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges he is still working at the hospital one night a week, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., reports the Recorder, in an article reprinted by New York Lawyer (reg. req.).

“I haven’t yet found it to be a conflict,” the 33-year-old Onyejekwe tells the legal newspaper. “When I come in the next day, a lot of people don’t know what I’ve done the night before.”

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