Daniel Deacon '11, a political science major, is now an associate attorney with Conn Maciel Carey LLP, a law firm specializing in labor and employment, workplace safety, and litigation in Washington D.C. As a graduate of a liberal arts program, Daniel has the skills to tackle the myriad of cases that come through his office.

Name: Daniel Deacon '11

Major: Political Science Major

Employer/ Position: Associate Attorney at Conn Maciel Carey LLP

How has your Le Moyne education impacted your career thus far as a young professional?

My Le Moyne education has had a tremendous impact on my career. I learned early at Le Moyne that hard work and focus pay off in the long run. I have carried this mind set into my professional career. Because of that mindset, I have earned the trust and confidence of my peers to handle almost any legal matter that comes to our doors at an early stage in my career. 

Professional tips for recent graduates?

Take pride in your work, and strive to learn something new each day.  Also, seek out new professional opportunities - whether it be a new job or simply a new project at work - and do not be afraid to take a risk.  You may excel some new opportunities and you may fail with others.  But in the long run you’ll be a better person and professional because of them.