Venable is recruiting summer associates to join our 2021 Summer Program in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Tysons. Our program is designed to give summer associates a realistic preview of what everyday life is like as a junior associate. Summer associates are assigned to active matters in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs. In addition to real work assignments, our program is focused on providing opportunities to network with peers, build relationships with firm leadership and learn about our culture and values. We firmly believe that a talented and diverse legal team delivers the best results for our clients, and we are committed to inclusion, openness, and support for all of our employees. To meet these standards, we welcome summer associates from all backgrounds and law schools.
Successful candidates display high academic achievement in their law school and undergraduate education. We look for motivated candidates who combine intellectual ability with enthusiasm and a collaborative approach. In addition, we give careful attention to all aspects of a candidate’s experience and abilities and like to see the following:
- Participation in extracurricular activities highlighting leadership skills, commitment, and time management
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work well with others and independently
- Law Journal and Moot Court participation preferred
- Previous work experience is a plus