Why should you choose Schiff Hardin over other large law firms? Because we are consistent in our commitment to associate development and early experience. First-year associates appear in court, negotiate deals, and have direct and substantial client contact.
Many large law firms focus on mega-cases and mega-deals. New associates work for mid-level associates, who work for senior associates, who work for partners. Not so here. Our teams regularly consist of just one partner and one associate. Associates develop their skills while they work side-by-side with partners on cutting-edge legal matters. Lean staffing means that you will get early, hands-on substantive work and direct contact with Fortune 500, mid-size business, and individual clients.
Our work ranges from large, complex, bet-the-company cases to smaller matters that junior associates run. With the supervision of senior lawyers, new transactional associates monitor and manage deals, negotiate with opposing counsel, and draft corporate and financing documents. And new litigation associates appear in court, take and defend depositions, and research and write sophisticated trial and appellate briefs.
We are looking for lawyers who are eager to start practicing law the day they arrive, who seek out new challenges, and who see each client and case as an opportunity to contribute and achieve the client’s goal.