What’s it like to be a summer associate at Proskauer?
At Proskauer we offer an environment that is challenging, rewarding, entrepreneurial and inclusive.
No day is the same and you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact from day one with us. We help shape the business world by partnering with our clients on their most challenging legal issues.
You will be able to draw strength from a highly collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment, and will be part of a team that helps you succeed.
We love what we do, and we love working together to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. This means you will develop in a workplace that supports you, encourages you, and helps you attain the skills necessary to make your mark on the world.
Give us your best, and we will give you ours.
Our summer program is designed to replicate, as closely as possible, the experience of being a lawyer at Proskauer.
You will work on challenging matters alongside some of the top lawyers in the field while building relationships with your colleagues. You might find yourself attending a deposition, courtroom argument or administrative hearing. Or being at the table in a labor arbitration. You might help in the formation of companies or be part of a team handling a merger or acquisition.
Summer associates have two mentors: a partner to act as your reviewing attorney, in addition to an associate advisor. These people are there for you throughout the summer, to answer questions, give you advice, and provide an assessment at the middle and end of the summer so you will know where you are strongest and where your development opportunities are.
Watch and learn.
You have the chance to gain a first-hand perspective of successful lawyering by observing experienced lawyers in action. Through this shadowing experience, you will get exposure to everything from meetings and conference calls to depositions and arbitrations. Summers tell us that this experience is truly invaluable.
Sharpen your skills.
Every day of your time with us represents part of your training – as you work with experienced professionals on client matters and gain their real-time feedback and direction. You will also have the chance to up your game in key areas through partner-led, interactive training workshops throughout your summer. These workshops get into such areas as corporate negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, mediation and mock trials.
And don’t forget to have fun.
You will have many opportunities to join in social, cultural and recreational activities to get better acquainted with your fellow summers and lawyers at Proskauer. In recent years our summer associates have joined in a wide array of activities including Major League Baseball games, mixology events, the Tony Awards, scavenger hunts, private movie screenings and community service team projects, to name a few.