getting hired 

The majority of our hiring occurs through our Summer Associate Program, for which we recruit approximately 15 exceptionally talented second-year law students each year.  Our Summer Associates are as interesting and diverse as they are accomplished.  We are proud that the program has included entrepreneurs, MBAs, PhDs, engineers, military veterans, computer scientists, nurses, management consultants, Olympians, improv comedians, professional musicians, Peace Corps volunteers, novelists, teachers and political staffers.  We hire Summer Associates with the hope that each one of them will earn a full-time offer at the end of the summer.

We recruit classes of unusually talented Summer Associates with diverse backgrounds and interests.  What bonds our professionals together is a singular devotion to providing the highest quality advice and service to our clients.  In addition to intelligence, interpersonal skills and drive, we have identified the following five behaviors, attributes and qualities that our attorneys exhibit at the highest levels and on which we assess our candidates:

  • Critical and analytical thinking (including problem solving)
  • Client service (including commercial orientation and teamwork)
  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism


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