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
Posted by Morgan Hoey at 9:20 AM