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The Summer Associate Experience

When you summer with us, we take every opportunity to show you why your work matters and how it will make a difference. You will have the opportunity to build and shape your own summer experience through substantive assignments, robust training, multi-faceted mentorship, client engagement and social events.

Meaningful Assignments

When it comes to assignments, summer associates don’t just work on discrete assignments, they are immersed in the matter. As a summer associate you will:

    • Work directly on high-profile, transformative deals and industry shaping litigations
    • Be able to select assignments from various practice groups and subject matters as well as have unlimited opportunities to work on pro bono matters
    • Have opportunities to sit in on negotiations, depositions, conference calls, court hearings, etc.

Mentorship & Inclusion

Our summer associates join a team-oriented, inclusion-first culture and experience deep levels of support and guidance. As a summer associate you will be:

    • Paired with a partner mentor and an associate mentor
    • Integrated into a Colleague Connect Circle, providing access to additional layers of support and mentorship
    • Encouraged to join firmwide networks (Asian-Pacific Lawyers, Black Lawyers, Family, Latinx Lawyers, Pride @ Work and Women)

Training & Career Development

We take pride in our responsibility to develop and grow our summer associates and lawyers. As a summer associate you will:

    • Receive intensive training in a mix of practical skills workshops and more traditional classroom-style presentations
    • Learn about diverse areas of law and practical legal skills such as performing due diligence on an M&A transaction; effective legal writing; demystifying commonly used business jargon; managing assignments and adding value as a junior associate on your matters; and real-world advocacy writing
    • Benefit from individualized coaching in areas such as presentation and writing skills

Client Engagement

From day one, summer associates gain insights into client service at the highest level. As a summer associate you will:

  • Have opportunities to join client calls and meetings as well as to work directly with clients, under the supervision of our attorneys
  • Hear unique perspectives from clients as well as legal and subject matter experts through exclusive fireside chats, dialogues and presentations

Social Opportunities

We recognize the importance of recharging and socializing and provide plenty of opportunities for you to do so.  As a summer associate you will:

    • Connect with your fellow summer associates, firm associates, counsel and partners through meals, cocktail receptions, theater productions, cooking classes, baseball games and more 
    • Have access to personal and group wellness activities, benefits and resources 



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