US Law Students
Dechert is a thriving firm that takes on our clients' most complex and challenging legal matters. Our focus on high-stakes global matters translates into stimulating, meaningful work for our lawyers and drives a spirit of collaboration and creativity.
A major driver of our success has been our ability to attract talented law students and lawyers from diverse backgrounds and from all parts of the world.
We welcome those who share our passion for excellence and believe in our core values of integrity, teamwork, mutual respect, governing by consensus, mentoring and training, advancement based on ability, performance and contributions to the firm.
Dechert is committed to providing relevant, engaging and specialized training to our lawyers. This begins on day one of our summer program, when all summer associates come together for a multi-day, interactive orientation in New York. During orientation, summer associates learn about Dechert's history and culture, its Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and its pro bono program. Following orientation are formal, hands-on training programs, including mock negotiations and mock depositions.
Summer Associates also learn about Dechert's core practice areas and attend regular practice group meetings and training sessions. They participate in Dechert's industry-recognized Critical Skills Institute program, as well, which helps them develop their leadership, management, communication and client relations skills.
In addition to these formal training programs, summer associates are given challenging, substantive assignments working on some of the most sophisticated matters in the legal market. Summer associates also have the opportunity to attend depositions, client meetings, hearings, board meetings, and other proceedings.
We welcome you to explore our website further and then contact us directly to learn more about joining the Dechert team.
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I have been incredibly fortunate to advance in my legal career thanks to the constant mentoring I have received from some of the most friendly, intelligent, and business-savvy partners and associates you will ever meet. Rani Habash, Antitrust partner, Washington, D.C.
The Los Angeles office is a close group composed of highly intelligent and friendly people. It has been a great experience to be surrounded by partners and associates that really care about mentoring me and fostering my legal career. Nicole Chérie Delgado, Litigation associate, Los Angeles
As a Dechert associate, you’re not just given assignments – you become a vital member of the team. From day one, I was given substantive work on complex, interesting cases, working with top-notch professionals in a collaborative and supportive environment. Lindsay Ray, Litigation associate, former Dechert summer associate, New York