July 26, 2011
Macy's Professional Bio
In a new series exclusive to GoMarquette.com, "Where Are They Now?" catches up with former Marquette student-athletes to discover how their experiences at Marquette affected their lives following graduation. The second in the series profiles Creighton Macy, a former men's tennis player who graduated with his law degree in 2008 and has since moved to Washington D.C. to pursue a career in antitrust law.
GoMarquette.com: How would you describe your time at Marquette University?
Creighton Macy (Arts, '04, Law '08): My experience attending Marquette University was tremendous. I transferred to Marquette as a sophomore, having spent my freshman year at University of California - Davis, and immediately loved the school. The decision to transfer was one of the best I have ever made, as I had such a rewarding experience at Marquette. I was challenged athletically and academically, and will never forget my time at Marquette.
MU: What do you value most from your time at Marquette University?
CM: I value the relationships I built with my teammates, coaches, professors and fellow student-athletes from my time at Marquette. Many of those relationships will be lifelong. I have always felt very fortunate to be with so many people who were focused on helping me succeed, on and off the court.
MU: What are your fondest memories from playing at Marquette?
CM: While there are many fond memories, I felt very proud to wear the Marquette logo and compete on behalf of the school. Additionally, I fondly remember many of the intense training sessions on the court and in the weight room that the coaches put us through. Being named co-captain my senior year was a very special honor for me.
MU: What are the most memorable matches of your time at Marquette?
JB: My first tournament playing for Marquette University in the fall of 2001, after I transferred from UCD, will always be particularly memorable because it was the first time I competed on behalf of the school. Additionally, our team's 4-3 victory over Wichita State my senior year always will be a memorable match, as we were in Corpus Christi, Texas during our spring break and it was our last match of the tournament. Winning this intense match provided nice momentum for the team going into the last part of our season.
MU: Have you kept in touch with your teammates
CM: I regularly speak with many of the teammates that I played with at Marquette. I am in constant contact with Raj Gill, who recently had a baby boy, and see Rick Servoss often as we both live in DC. Although many of us do not live in the same region of the country or even in the U.S., we stay in touch and keep each other appraised of the latest.
MU: Were there any coaches who inspired you? Do you keep in touch with any of them?
CM: There were many coaches that inspired me throughout my time at Marquette. In particular, Steven Rodecap, head men's tennis coach, and Scott Holsopple and Rudy Wade, former Marquette strength and conditioning coaches, inspired me on a daily basis. Tom Ford, our academic advisor, also inspired me. I'll always feel extremely fortunate to be with individuals, like those mentioned above, that were constantly dedicated to helping me become a better student and athlete. I have kept in touch with all of them, Coach Rodecap in particular, and look forward to continuing to communicate in the future.
MU: Do you think Marquette adequately prepared you for the transition from being a student-athlete to working in the real world?
CM: I feel strongly that Marquette adequately prepared me for my transition from being a student-athlete to working in the real world. I learned many valuable lessons and skills while a student-athlete at Marquette, many of which I use on a daily basis practicing law. Balancing academics and an intense training schedule at Marquette prepared me for the rigors of a demanding career.
MU: Do you still keep up with Marquette athletics?
CM: I still closely follow MU athletics and am always interested in seeing the teams compete. I always look forward to when the teams come to D.C. and compete against Georgetown as part of their BIG EAST schedules. I've met several other former student-athletes in DC while attending MU-Georgetown games and remained in contact with them. The ability of the coaches to recruit high quality student-athletes and continued success of MU's teams is very exciting.
MU: How did participating in college athletics affect who you are today?
CM: Participating in college athletics helped instill discipline, the ability to perform in pressure situations and a strong work ethic, which I have transferred to all areas of life. It provided the opportunity to be a part of a team that was working toward the same goal or outcome. It also offered the unique experience of being in competitive situations, whether during matches or practice, on a daily basis. Participating in college athletics was an incredible experience that I will always draw from.
MU: What are you doing now?
CM: I started my legal career as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, based in D.C. I recently moved to the private sector, where I am an associate in the Antitrust Group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. I have found practicing antitrust law very interesting and challenging.
MU: Tell us a bit about your work/company.
CM: My work is focused on representing clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, criminal and civil investigations by government agencies, such as the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust litigation. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a leading legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them.
MU: How do you spend most of your time now?
CM: There are many great events in D.C. throughout the year. I try to frequent the museums as well as attend as many sporting and other events as possible. Headshot courtesy of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.