"Will was an easy hiring decision from the moment I saw his first writing sample. His prose is whip smart, culturally aware and often hilarious — in other words, perfect for sports journalism in 2016. ... But when you hire Will, you also get his recruiting and business development instincts. On my team of 12, Will was unquestionably the best in each of these areas. He handled all intern recruiting and hiring, as well as most of our sports partnership calls and negotiations. I recommend Will for any sports journalism gig, and I'd hire him again without hesitation if our paths crossed again."
-- Ben Taylor, Managing Editor at Graphiq
Will is a multi-disciplinary team member who helped the team/company out in a variety of ways. Starting with his core role, Will excelled at sports writing/editing and helped to significantly develop the editorial product, not only in sports but across the board. ... On the recruiting front, Will proactively pushed to take charge of a significant part of our incoming funnel directly impacting several key hires. Outside of the editorial team, Will was a huge culture add -- he formed strong relationships with people across the company, helped on committees and was a key organizer for many company events/initiatives. Will is an asset for any company he works for, bringing much beyond what can be seen on a resume."
-- Kevin Davis, Vice President at Graphiq
"Will did excellent work with partner content that lived on Yahoo Sports. His fantasy articles were easily digestible, wide-reaching and helped drive user engagement. He showed his range by being able to cover both the NFL and NBA. Will was also open to feedback and a great collaborator to ensure me I got what I needed at different points of the various sport seasons. I'd highly recommend him to a company looking for a bright, motivated journalist."
-- Jason Klabacha, Director of Fantasy Content at Yahoo Sports
"Mr. Laws performed beyond our expectations, particularly since he had no legal training. Will was required to pay unflagging attention to detail to be certain no error was made in his work, and [did so] cheerfully and with conscientious attention to detail. Will was eager to do more challenging work that tested his writing skills, so I assigned him to work with one of my full-time research attorneys in drafting two opinions. He demonstrated the ability to look at an appellate record and distill the "story" presented to the court or jury, infusing it with life without editorializing. His writing is accurate and engaging. He mastered complex assignments beyond his education level and skill set, while beating his deadlines."
-- Honorable Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes, California Court of Appeal