Work is assigned based on your practice area preferences and the current needs of our clients. Summer associates may request assignments from among all of our various practice groups.
- There are no formal rotations. You may explore different practices without being required to rotate among groups.
- You can opt to split your time between our New York and Washington, D.C., offices if you receive an offer to join both offices.
- You may be asked to travel for an assignment or assist an overseas office.
- If you express an interest, you will receive pro bono assignments.
- You will receive detailed reports on your performance in the middle and at the end of the summer from a senior lawyer as well as informal assessments from associates and partners.
Typically, any summer associate who expresses an interest may have the opportunity to spend four weeks working abroad.
- You can choose to work in several of our international offices: Beijing, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome and São Paulo.
- We base overseas rotations on the needs of each overseas office, along with your preference, language ability and practice area interest.
- You are asked to spend 12 weeks in our D.C. office if you plan to go abroad.
- Overseas assignments generally occur in two rotations, each typically lasting four weeks, beginning either at the end of May or early July.