Career Guidance

Throughout your career, we provide formal and informal mentoring and support to guide you in every aspect of your career development.

Our Professional Development team, which includes former practicing lawyers, also supports your career at every level. The team looks at every associate in our US offices to ensure each is getting the training he/she needs. They ensure that challenging work is being appropriately allocated, and that everyone receives valuable career guidance. They're also there to listen to each associate’s needs, suggestions and concerns.

The New York office hosts first-year mentoring circles that provide casual interaction between groups of associates and partners. Mentors are a valued resource for our associates. The circles are meant to be a teaching forum and a platform to discuss ideas that add to professional growth. 

Career Framework 

The Firm has adopted a Career Framework. The aim of the Career Framework is to:

  • Provide you with an indication of the skills and behaviors expected of you and allow you to manage your own development 
  • Outline what is required for you to be a successful lawyer by defining what high performance looks like at each career level, regardless of business section or practice group

The Career Framework is then supplemented with Technical Skills and Competencies to provide detailed guidance on skills to be developed in particular practice areas. Together with the Career Framework, Technical Skills and Competencies provides associates with a clear picture of what is expected of them at each level of practice.

Since day one, I have been able to work on complex, top-flight matters. Thanks to the supportive community of talented lawyers and staff here, no challenge is too great.

Andrew Mackintosh
Associate, Los Angeles