Articles By William Frescas
William Frescas is a Legal Products Associate at SixFifty. They work to make the law straightforward for everyone, regardless of education level or income.
William keeps their passion for equitable, accessible legal services at the forefront of their career. Their role allows them to design and field-test SixFifty’s products to ensure they’ll work for all customers.
Education and Experience
William attended Utah Valley University and spent most of their undergrad studying History. It was during their first full-time job after graduation, working as a secretary for a large plumbing supply company, that they decided to get paid more for all the hours they were working.
After a year and a half of working as an accountant, they attended the J. Reuben Clark Brigham Young University Law School, where they focused on all forms of law that did not involve the courtroom. They spent time taking classes to improve their legal drafting skills. While in law school they worked at eight distinct jobs to broaden their exposure to various practice areas, including positions at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center and BYU’s Community Legal Clinic.
While in law school they served on the mentoring task force for the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (“UCLI”) alongside illustrious members of the legal community, including members of the Utah Supreme Court and professors from BYU and University of Utah Law Schools. While serving on this task force, William advised on the development and implementations of UCLI’s mentoring programs.
After law school, William worked as Chief General Counsel for Encircle, a multimillion-dollar nonprofit. While there, William provided expert and strategic legal advice to management on various topics such as employment law, business law, diversity and inclusion, and internal policies and governance.
Achievements with SixFifty
William’s work with SixFifty focuses on making the law less complicated and more equitable for both companies and individuals.
William’s legal specialty is privacy. They have additional focus areas in diversity, equity, and inclusion; employment; compliance; and business contract drafting. They enjoy the opportunity to build products with the legal product team, including pro bono products, which allows them to work with communities they care about.
With William’s guidance and experience, SixFifty is able to offer privacy products that allow even small companies to easily comply with state and global privacy restrictions. Their passion for making the law accessible to everyone is evident in SixFifty’s pro bono products, which help individuals access free legal help for common issues.
Get to Know William
When they are not helping to advance SixFifty’s mission, William can be found cross stitching intricate and fantastical designs. One of their favorite pieces is Girl on a Dragon, which depicts a winged fairy reading a book astride a dragon. They enjoy any craft or activity they can create with their hands. They have spent many hours crocheting, knitting, and puzzling.
William loves audiobooks of all genres. They love to play board games – especially CATAN.
TL;DR – William Settles, but does not settle.