Our customized training programs are designed to offer you invaluable skills and knowledge of the best practices available.  They are developed, refined, and taught by our skilled partners and senior lawyers, our in-house professional development team, and by leading industry experts. Your course progress is monitored closely and, through normal sequencing, you'll meet your Continuing Legal Education requirements. 

The Learning Forum 

The Learning Forum is a centralized, global learning and development site that gives associates access to the Firm’s network of training resources, and control over their professional development. Under The Learning Forum, associates have a variety of practice-specific and business-skills training opportunities at their fingertips, from online training sessions (live and recorded) to external resources available for their development.

Milestone programs 

Milestone programs bring associates together at similar stages of their careers to receive training on topics that are appropriate for their career level. By bringing together participants from different offices, Milestone programs also provide opportunities to network and create contacts with colleagues across the Firm.

Section-specific training 

Sections offer training programs that ensure associates continue to improve their legal knowledge, and acquire and develop new skills. The training curriculums are comprehensive, ensuring that associates are familiar with, and understand the foundations of, various legal mechanics and documents. Topical seminars are often given to address innovations and developments in specific practice areas. 

Sample section-specific courses include: Analyzing Financial Statements, Closing M&A Transactions, Confidentiality Agreements, Latest Developments in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism, Nuts & Bolts of Legal Writing, Over-the-Counter Derivatives in the New Post-Dodd-Frank Era, Pre-Trial Procedures, Regulatory Issues in Finance Transactions, Social Media Potentials and Pitfalls and Taking and Defending Depositions.

We also offer seminars on ethical issues.

New Associate Conference

Shortly after joining the Firm, new associates participate in a three-day conference in our New York office. The conference aims to introduce new associates to the Firm, our culture and vision, and to provide ample opportunity for associates to meet their colleagues. Programming includes substantive training, team-building and social events. By the end of the conference, a new associate will be ready to start his/her career at the Firm.

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