Brian Hermann
Chair of the Summer Associate Committee 

"The Paul, Weiss summer program offers you an opportunity to get to know us and experience our unique culture, all while learning what it's like to be a young Paul, Weiss lawyer. It also allows us to get to know you better - to get behind your résumés and transcripts and get a sense of who you are. The work you'll do will be challenging and call upon your varied skills, including intelligence, creativity and judgment. And when you summer with us, we take every opportunity to show you first-hand why your work matters and will make a difference -- whether it's by having you sit in on a merger negotiation, deposition, or conference call, or bringing you to court. Your summer will be substantive - in addition to being a lot of fun."


Our Summer Associate Program

  • It's Your Summer: You'll have the opportunity to shape your summer experience at Paul, Weiss. Choose one department to call your home, or select a variety of work from a number of different practice areas. It's up to you.


    New York Summers sail around Manhattan
  • Teamwork: You'll be matched with a team of lawyers including associates, counsel and partners. Your summer team will help you make connections with other lawyers at the firm and make informed decisions about the work you choose.
  • Mentors: In addition to your team, you'll be paired with a partner and an associate who will provide guidance and advice about your summer work.
  • Serious Training: You'll receive training in both substantive areas of law and practical legal skills in a mix of highly interactive small group trainings, individual skills development workshops and more traditional classroom style presentations. Sessions are taught primarily by Paul, Weiss partners and associates from across our practice groups.
  • Social Events: From team sailing trips to baseball games and cocktail parties, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow summers, firm associates and partners.


The New York Experience
While you enhance your professional skills by attending trials, depositions, closings and client meetings, you will also have the opportunity to get the most of your summer in New York. From sailing around Manhattan to Shakespeare in the Park, from Yankee games to Broadway shows, you will experience the best our city has to offer. You will work side by side with our market-leading lawyers, and get to know them better at social events, many hosted at partners' homes.


Summer Associate cooking class in Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Experience
Our summer program in Washington, D.C. offers you the chance to work with litigators on highstakes cases and enjoy the rich culture of the nation's capital. In addition to regular training, you will hone your skills in a workshop culminating in a two-day mock trial. After hours, you will have many opportunities to kick back at social and sporting events, including participation in a softball league, cooking class, cocktail parties and cultural events.


Asia Track Summer Program
The Asia Track program is designed for summer associates who have a particular interest in pursuing a legal career in Asia. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese or Japanese is required. The Asia Track summer program involves spending four weeks in our New York office and eight weeks in either our Tokyo or Hong Kong offices. Upon graduation, associates then spend 18 months to two years in our Corporate Department in New York, and then are given the opportunity to transfer to one of the firm's Asia-based offices to continue their career.



Paul, Weiss is an equal opportunity employer and we participate in E-Verify.

Paul, Weiss does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Paul, Weiss will not pay a fee related to unsolicited resumes received from search firms or employment agencies and the unsolicited resumes will become the property of Paul, Weiss. Paul, Weiss will not agree to any contrary terms related to unsolicited resumes. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by our legal recruitment staff. All candidates must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, protected veteran, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination of employment.

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