Ken Salazar

Ken Salazar

Name: Ken Salazar
Title: Partner
Company: WilmerHale
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC
Number of Employees: 2,268

Education: JD, University of Michigan Law School; BA, Colorado College
What I’m Reading: Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton
My Philosophy: Live every day to improve the lives of those around you.
Away from Work, I: Love spending time with my family and I try to find time to run and ride my bike.

How My Heritage Values Fuel My Success: The importance of family and a good education were values that my parents in all eight of their children. Growing up on the family ranch in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, we did not have electricity until the early 1980s. My father always told us that an education was the most important thing we could obtain.

How My Company Supports Me…and How I Pay it Forward: Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with more experienced attorneys, who have offered me advice and encouragement; I strive to be that person for up-and-coming professionals.

The Best Career Advice I’ve Received and the Advice I Offer Others: The best advice I have offered to young professionals is to work harder than the average person in order to be successful; and that it is important to offer those who come after you good advice and mentoring.