Work Assignments

As a summer associate, you will receive real work assignments for real clients. Typical assignments include writing briefs, motions, contracts and client memoranda, assisting in drafting and negotiation sessions, and performing due diligence in transactions. Generally, you will have multiple assignments at once, which have real deadlines and will require effective time management. We expect that you will contribute to the matters on which you are working and take ownership of your assignments.

Prior to the start of the summer program, we will ask you about your practice area interests. Our dedicated team of assignment coordinators makes certain that you receive exposure to a variety of projects in practice areas of interest to you, and that you get to meet and work with as many of our lawyers as possible. If you want to work on specific matters or with specific lawyers, let us know and we'll do our best to make this happen. We also encourage you to tell us if your interests change during the summer, and we'll make every effort to be flexible. 

We recognize that opportunities to observe lawyers actually practicing law can be educational and a lot of fun. Our lawyers include summer associates in conference calls, depositions, negotiation sessions, hearings, closings, trials or other out-of-office activities.

The best aspects of the summer program were the amazing interaction of the partners, the opportunity to bond with the summer associates and the variety of summer events.

Trisha Grant
Associate, Washington, DC