For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Freshfields, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
For 250 years, Freshfields has remained a constant at the top of the UK legal market. Known as one of the "Magic Circle" firms, Freshfields operates under what it labels a "comprehensive global approach to business." With 28 international offices, the firm has expanded its reach around the globe and has become a player in the United States thanks to offices in New York and Washington, DC where about 150 Freshfields attorneys practice. The New York office specializes in M&A (primarily of the cross-border variety), infrastructure and project finance, general banking transactions, white collar defense, international arbitration, civil litigation and corporate tax. Its clients include banks and financial institutions, public companies, CEOs, foreign government agencies, private equity firms and hedge funds. In DC, Freshfields has built a powerful U.S. antitrust practice that outstrips those of other firms with European roots. Thanks to Freshfields' international reach, this practice has taken on a range of multijurisdictional antitrust matters.
DC Public Charter School Board’s Legal Internship Program is seeking rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in learning more about DC charter schools and committed to the mission of providing quality public school options for DC students, families, and communities. Through their work with PCSB, interns will learn about the DC public education system, the challenges it faces, and the charter school sector. Additionally, interns will be exposed to broader education reform issues at a national level. Learn more about PCSB by visiting www.dcpcsb.org.
The legal interns’ primary project will be to assist the PCSB Charter Agreement Team in drafting reports for schools undergoing charter review. Specifically, interns will be tasked with:
- Ensuring that reviews are completed in adherence with the DC School Reform Act;
- Reviewing schools’ history, academic performance, and legal compliance and drafting findings; and
- As needed, researching discrete legal issues that arise in the course of these reviews.
Additionally, legal interns will assist in drafting amendments to schools’ charters and strengthening PCSB’s review, renewal, and application guidelines and policies.
Legal intern applicants should have an interest in and commitment to improving public education; strong writing and analytic skills; attention to detail; and the ability to solve problems and juggle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment. Adaptability, initiative, and a desire to reflect and receive constructive feedback to develop skills are essential.
Click on the above link for additional information and application instructions.
Mar 10 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight- Cooley LLP
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Cooley LLP, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Cooley’s attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law.
Cooley has more than 750 lawyers across 11 offices in the United States and China and was named one of FORTUNE's ‘100 Best Companies to Work For' in 2014. For more information, visit us at: www.cooley.com.
Mar 10 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight- Schulte, Roth & Zabel
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Schulte, Roth & Zabel, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
When I was in your shoes at Georgetown Law and considering which law firms to interview with for a summer associate position, I was overwhelmed. I knew I wanted to work in New York but it was difficult to differentiate between the many law firms with interesting practice groups. After researching the private funds practice, I realized that Schulte Roth & Zabel was a great fit for me. The firm is one of the leading law firms serving the financial services sector, has offices in New York City, London and Washington, DC and is known for giving associates substantive work right out of the gate.
SRZ prides itself on hiring bright, hard-working summer associates from a variety of law schools, and rewards them with interesting substantive legal work. During my summer at SRZ, I helped sell a riverboat by analyzing potential risks of entanglement with a Midwestern gambling authority, analyzed whether a new client had been in violation of securities laws for nearly a decade and prepared a trial memo for an asylum claim of a persecuted Chinese immigrant. The Firm set me up with a week-long pro bono opportunity working with one of SRZ's non-profit clients. While there, I helped the head litigator argue in court to keep a pro bono client in his third-generation home.
The people at SRZ are just as great as the work. I found that senior associates and partners were eager to meet the summer associates and quick to integrate us into the firm culture. The summer program's events were amazing—some of my favorites included a U2 concert, a luxury suite at a Yankees v. Red Sox game and, something I never saw myself enjoying so thoroughly, Shakespeare in Central Park.
Since I have returned after graduation, the work has only become more interesting and challenging. It truly is remarkable how quickly the firm involves us directly with clients and asks us to step up and showcase our legal training.
I encourage you to stop by the Schulte Roth & Zabel table at the March 18th reception and find out more about this wonderful firm!
- Drew Miller, JD '12
Mar 9 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight – Shearman & Sterling
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Shearman & Sterling, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key international markets, Shearman & Sterling LLP has led the way in serving clients wherever they do business. This innovative spirit and the experience we have developed over our nearly 140-year history make us the "go-to" law firm. From major financial centers to emerging markets, we have the reach, depth and global perspective necessary to advise our clients on their most complex worldwide business needs.
The firm is organized as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 900 lawyers in 18 offices located throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian and Hong Kong law. In addition, nearly one-half of our lawyers practice outside the United States.
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on our vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. We understand our clients’ needs and develop creative ways to address their problems. Harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of our lawyers across our extensive global footprint, we represent many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose us for our distinctive ability to leverage the knowledge and judgment of one of the world’s largest and most accomplished cross-border legal teams - a team ideally situated to counsel clients in this challenging 21st century global economy. www.shearman.com
Mar 8 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight – O’Melveny
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of O’Melveny, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby
For more than 128 years, O’Melveny has helped industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. With approximately 800 lawyers in the United States, Asia, and Europe, collaboration among our 16 offices is a hallmark of the firm. Our worldwide reach maximizes strategic advantages and efficiencies for our clients. We are a values-driven law firm committed to uncompromising excellence in the practice of law, distinctive leadership in the profession, and strengthening the fabric of the communities in which we live and work. O’Melveny is recognized for excellence and innovation in our legal work by publications like The American Lawyer, which has consistently recognized us in its “Litigation Department of the Year” contest. We also understand that to realize our fullest potential—and to achieve the best results for our clients—we must cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment where individuals are respected for their unique contributions. Pro bono and community service are historical and essential components of O’Melveny’s core values. As part of our commitment, we give uncapped billable credit for pro bono work. Our values also drive our focus on offering our lawyers a rewarding career, challenging work, and a supportive and collegial team of colleagues. We have one of the most innovative talent development programs in the country, designed to enhance every lawyer’s professional experience throughout their career at O’Melveny.
Mar 8 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight – Weil
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Weil, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Wei is premised upon a commitment to deliver sound judgment to its clients on their most difficult and important matters. Clients turn to Weil’s world-class teams of lawyers because they listen attentively and provide them with straightforward answers – not merely a redefinition of the problems. Weil’s one-firm approach ensures that the firm works seamlessly to handle the most complex Corporate, Litigation, Regulatory, Tax, and Restructuring challenges.
Weil and its attorneys have been consistently top-ranked by the most authoritative legal and financial industry directories, including those published by Chambers & Partners, Euromoney, and The Lawyer Group. Most recently, the firm was named among the “Transatlantic Elite” of international law firms for the fifth consecutive year by The Lawyer magazine. The latest International Financial Law Review recognized Weil with a multitude of IFLR America awards. Furthermore, Chambers & Partners ranked more than 100 Weil attorneys in 50 practice categories. Additionally, Weil has been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List of top 20 US law firms for eight consecutive years.
To find research assistant positions, search Symplicity using the keyword search “Summer 2014 - Faculty Research Assistant.”
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia invites you to attend:
Exploring Legislative Careers: Tips on Pursuing and Enhancing a Legislative Career
Presented by: Government Attorneys Forum
Our nation’s capital is the heart of the country’s legislative and policymaking process. Hear what it’s like to work on Capitol Hill, or in an agency’s legislative policymaking center. Find out from career experts about policymaking opportunities here in Washington, DC. Discover what’s involved in writing the nation’s laws and how this kind of public service experience can help you further your career.
Join us as our expert panel explores how to get and enhance a legislative career, and the different paths it can open up!
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Hogan Lovells US LLP
Address: 555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Stop: Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red)
Michal Freedhoff, Director of Oversight & Investigations,
Senator Edward J. Markey
Margaret Gottlieb, Career Services Director, The George
Washington University Graduate School of Political
Velvet Johnson, Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland
Security & Governmental Affairs
Beth Osborne, Acting Assistant Secretary for
Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
Katie White, Director of Employer Outreach, Center for
Professional Development & Career Strategy, The George
Washington University Law School (Moderator)
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless – Summer Legal Intern
Responsibilities and Projects: Our legal interns/externs work along with our staff attorneys in providing direct representation, education and policy advocacy on behalf of homeless individuals and families. The types of matters our interns/externs handle, under attorney supervision, typically include direct client casework, researching legal questions, drafting legal pleadings, public policy advocacy, and community education.
Qualifications: Ideal applicants are current law students who have a demonstrated interest in homelessness, affordable housing, social justice, legal services, public policy advocacy, and/or public interest law. We look for applicants who are committed to doing public interest law upon graduation and have completed at least one year of law school. Applicants should have good oral and written communication skills. Prior experience and interest in direct services and/or working with homeless men and women is helpful, but not required.
Click on the above link for application instructions.