When David Reidy started planning his return to private practice, he knew he didn’t want to work for a conventional firm.

David S Reidy David Reidy, former chief legal officer of fintech firm PayActiv Inc./courtesy photo

Formerly a partner at McGuireWoods and most recently Chief Legal Officer at fintech startup PayActiv, Reidy has had experience with both Big Law and tech legal departments. So when startup firm Scale offered him a managing partner position, Reidy enthusiastically accepted.