Summer associates work in all of our New York offices, and in our San Francisco Bay Area, Florida, and Washington D.C. offices. Summer associates are compensated at approximately the same level as first year associates.
Our summer associate program is designed to provide an accurate view of what associate life will be like. Summer associates assist with drafting pleadings and briefs, preparing for and attending oral arguments, hearings, and depositions, and are given a real opportunity to learn the practice of law.
We organize informal social events and outings where summer associates get to know the lawyers in their offices. But the focus of the program is not "forced socializing" or mandatory attendance at formal events; it is on giving superior students and the lawyers at the firm an opportunity to work together and to get to know one another.