"We are different. We view our summer associates not just as future colleagues, but as future partners. From your first day as a summer associate, you will do real work, writing briefs, preparing for and attending depositions, and participating in due diligence work and negotiation sessions for corporate transactions. Schiff Hardin lawyers will bring you along to court, to deal closings, to client meetings. We are proud to engage you in our practice, to introduce you to our clients, and to share our unique culture with you.
Our system is designed for everyone to succeed. It has to be, because our leverage — the ratio of associates to equity partners — has always been around 1:1. That means unlike other firms, where the leverage is such that one or even two out of every three lawyers must leave the firm before they reach equity partnership, we want all of our associates to develop into full-fledged lawyers. That has an impact on you long before partnership. It means partners are willing to invest in you and your career. It means you will be given more responsibility earlier. It means you will have an opportunity to excel — and that we're planning for you to do so.
See what our recent summer associates and current associates have to say about their experience working with us."
Ronald S. Safer