Assignments

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.

Overseas Assignments

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.