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David Finkelstein
Former Associate 

"The mentoring program has played an invaluable role in my adjusting to life at Paul, Weiss. On my first day, I was paired with an associate mentor who already had two years of experience working in my department. I felt comfortable asking him any question-from how to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance to improving my communication techniques. If he didn't know the answer to my question, he put me in contact with a colleague who did.

The mentoring program has been a thoroughly positive experience for me, and I look forward to serving as a mentor to others." 


Once you join the firm, you'll have plenty of questions and concerns regarding your day-to-day work as well as your long-term career goals. We've created several mentoring programs that will help you learn the ropes at Paul, Weiss. We also offer mentoring programs that are integrated into our firm's renowned diversity efforts.

  • New Associate Mentoring: We'll assign you an associate mentor who will help you navigate your first year at the firm. You'll get to know your mentor at your own pace, through a combination of informal get-togethers and other firm events.
  • Diversity Mentoring Program: During their first year, diverse associates have the opportunity to be matched with a partner mentor who will serve as an advisor and resource for career advice. The program is voluntary and open to attorneys of color and those identifying as LGBT.
  • Women's Networking Groups: As a woman attorney, you'll be assigned to a women's networking group when you enter the firm; each group is a cross-section of women lawyers - associates, counsel and partners - who provide mutual support and promote connections within the firm and to the business world at large.
  • Women's Sponsors Program: As a high-performing senior woman associate, you'll be asked to join our sponsors program in your sixth year. Your sponsor helps guide your career during your years as a senior associate in the firm.

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