We are getting legal with our February Employee Spotlight by learning more about Senior Counsel, Spencer Mierzejewski. Spencer has been with eOriginal since October 2015 and immediately became a huge asset to our legal department.
Q: How did you first learn about eOriginal?
Spencer: A professional contact said that she heard about an exciting job opportunity in Baltimore, but she “didn’t really understand what they did” as a company. I started looking at the website and was very intrigued, as I wrote papers in law school about digital ownership.
Q: What do you wish other people knew about eOriginal?
Spencer: Honestly, what we do. I think eOriginal is on the forefront of electronic rights management and has created an entire market that was previously inaccessible, and in doing so we have opened it up to both the largest and most sophisticated customers as well as new entrants. It is very rare to be able to work for a company that defines an industry the way eOriginal does. Also, that we have a unique art collection around our office of historical wartime photos.
Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?
Spencer: That growing up I worked in a skate park and ran a skating website, or that I was once a bodyguard for a princess.
Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Spencer: A taxi driver. I love driving and maps. My favorite street in Baltimore is East 25 ½ street.
Q: Which day of the week are you the most productive?
Spencer: Any day that my son goes to bed on time and allows me get a full nights’ sleep.
Q: Favorite song, movie, book?
Spencer: The best album ever created is Pop by U2 and my favorite song is “Ready Fuels” by Anberlin. I don’t know if I have a favorite book but I think everyone should read The Information by James Gleick, to better understand how an “information society” functions, the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, and The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is absolutely my favorite author, although China Mieville is my favorite who is still publishing today. My son likes to read the same books over and over, so I appreciate really good children’s authors, like Crockett Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon) and Ezra Jack Keats (The Snowy Day). I don’t have the patience for movies, but my wife likes going to the Charles Theatre to see the independent and foreign films. I did like The Sound of My Voice (2011).
Spencer is smart, savvy and easily relatable. While I opted to not bore the general audience with his decision to provide his favorite body of law, I’m sure you can see that he has plenty of other interests (the whole bodyguard for a princess thing is probably enough for a separate blog). I’m also going to have to look into some of his favorite authors because basically in this office, if Spencer (or Liz) says something is true, you don’t question it.