"One of the reasons I chose Paul, Weiss was because of the
Corporate Department's unassigned program, where junior associates
are assigned to deals within different corporate practice groups
for their first two years at the firm. The system allows young
attorneys to explore different areas of corporate law before being
assigned to a specialized group and is invaluable for the
relationships built and experience gained. The unassigned program
taught me that so much of what makes a strong corporate practice is
cooperation and teamwork with other departments and groups. The
time I spent exploring the various groups has made me a more
effective, well-rounded lawyer than I otherwise would have been.
The unassigned program also helped me build relationships with
associates and partners from different practice areas with whom I
continue to work even after I was assigned to the securities
As part of the career development program, the firm also
provides a career continuum that outlines the types of analytical,
research, drafting, negotiation, deal management and other skills
that one is expected to achieve in order to transition from a
junior to a midlevel to a senior associate. The career continuum
serves as a professional navigation tool for me-- helping me take
stock of both the progress I have made so far as well as showing me
the skill sets and experience I should aim to attain so that I can
advance to the next level."
We're dedicated to helping you follow your own unique career
path. But no matter where your curiosity and ambition may take you,
we'll also ensure that you've developed the legal skills that will
take you where you want to go.
Plan Ahead: From your early
days at Paul, Weiss, we'll help you map the specific
development of your skills and professional knowledge with a
comprehensive career development program. You'll consult with
partners in your department to create a plan that outlines your
expectations for the coming year. These plans will help the firm
assign you work that is right for your interests and ambitions. We
then adjust your training as your goals and interests change.
Career Continuum:While you're pursuing your
unique path, we'll work to help you reach important career
milestones that will help form you into a well-rounded lawyer.
We've assembled a developmental guide to help you understand how
your career can progress over the course of time. You'll track your
work against the appropriate experience and training opportunities
to ensure that your development is on track. And when you're ready
to tackle tougher assignments, you'll be given the specific
training you need to take on new responsibilities.