Welcome to Schiff Hardin! We appreciate that you are visiting our website and considering joining our firm.

Schiff Hardin’s hiring process is different from other firms’. That is no accident. When we interview law students for summer associate positions, we are looking for candidates who will be successful and happy here as they develop their careers.

We seek out people who relish the opportunity to spread their wings, who are willing to reach beyond their grasp and learn from their failures, and who will pick themselves up (with the firm’s support) and keep on trying.

Schiff Hardin lawyers and staff have several values in common. We are loyal to each other. We share an enthusiasm for solving legal problems and helping our clients. We value each other’s differences. And we welcome the addition of new lawyers and staff who want to join our community.

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IN OUR WORDS

James D'Angelo

Associate
Within my first few months as a finance associate, I was drafting deal documents and negotiating terms with attorneys from other firms. I was quickly trained on how to properly manage a deal, and I am increasingly responsible for making sure that everything is in order for a smooth closing.
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IN OUR WORDS

Ashley M. Simpson

Associate
My first-year exploration period allowed me to meet many lawyers throughout the firm – not just in the New York office or in my group – which made me feel like I was a member of the firm as a whole, rather than simply of one practice group within it.