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Douglas Bouton: From Law to Ice Cream

Halo_Top_Creamery_logoWe recently came across an interview with Douglas Bouton on the blog published by Hire An Esquire, a leading online staffing company.

In the interview, Douglas shares how he started off practicing law at Proskauer Rose LLP after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law. But from the outset, Douglas says, "I didn’t enjoy my job and knew very quickly that it wasn’t for me."

In a stroke of luck, Douglas was playing in a pickup basketball league with some other lawyers in L.A. and that’s where he met his future business partner, Justin Woolverton (who had worked at Latham & Watkins). Justin had started a new ice cream company called Halo Top, and needed a partner. Douglas jumped at the opportunity and has never looked back.

To pay the bills while growing the company, Douglas worked as a contract attorney through Hire An Esquire.

Launched on June 15, 2012, in Los Angeles, by July 2017, Halo Top had become the best-selling ice cream pint at grocery stores in the United States, surpassing Ben & Jerry's and Haagen Dazs in popularity.

Click here to read the full interview.

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