We are pleased to spotlight Paralegal Henry Adeleye this month! Henry works in
the Litigation group in our Washington, DC office.
How long have you been at Wolf Greenfield?
I have been with Wolf Greenfield for a little over 3 months. It is unbelievable. It is awesome at the same time.
How has being authentic helped you in your career?
I believe the best version of me is me. I am always looking to learn new things. I asked questions and I have a childlike curiosity. This has served me well. I have learned a lot and met great people in my personal journey and career.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Knowing there is a place for me at Wolf is important to me — knowing I will learn
something new every day, and I am part of something big — a team member in an
organization that is finding solutions to real problems and providing services to
clients. I look forward to being part of the family every day and I receive a lot of
encouragement from the people I work with knowing they will do their part and
they appreciate my role too.
What has been your favorite project/assignment at Wolf Greenfield?
It is difficult to nail this down to one thing. I really enjoy what I do because of the
engaging nature of the projects and the feeling at the end of the day is very
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I speak a couple of languages because I went to school in different parts of the
world. I am an amateur artist and a great cook. Outside of work, I coach a few
kids in soccer, I also mentor young men and women. I read stuff. Anything. All
I grew up in Nigeria and I went to a boarding school at the age of 6 where I fell in
love with reading. I conjured up images from the pages in front of me to cope
with boredom and being far from home and developed an interest in fine arts. All
mankind became my family, and I forged great relationships with different people
— I literally have friends in almost all the continents and time zones, many of whom
I am still in contact with. I learned to be resilient from a young age and persevere
in the face of great adversity. This made me a bringer of hope to other people.
Sometimes in life you don’t get to take the elevator. You only have the stairs. While
you are at it, stop at every landing and catch your breath. Look at the horizon and
thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the world. It has a way of giving you strength for the
climb and something to look forward to.