State of the Firm
Our Chairman, Andy Levander, and our CEO, Henry Nassau, provide an annual update about the firm’s financial performance, key events and important initiatives.
At Dechert, we are committed to delivering exceptional service and innovative thinking for our clients. The key to achieving this is empowering our associates to do their very best. We want our people to thrive and become an integral part of our collaborative global community. With a career at Dechert, associates are exposed as early as possible to a broad range of experiences and given the opportunity to work closely with senior lawyers to watch, listen and learn from them.
We are committed to ensuring that all associates are supported, mentored, and given development opportunities. Dechert provides the training and guidance that enable our associates to develop into effective lawyers and leaders. Find out more about our Professional Development offerings below.
Our associates receive bonus hours credit to shadow partners and more experienced lawyers at the firm. Shadowing gives our associates additional opportunities to watch, listen and learn from some of the best practitioners in the industry.
Our focus on innovation is highlighted each year when individuals from across our global offices join an intensive three-month Innovation Certificate Program to develop the practical tools and techniques to think differently, generate ideas, forge new work processes and business lines, and creatively solve our clients’ most significant business and legal challenges.
The firm’s ongoing Innovation Training Curriculum is designed to give our associates, partners and business services professionals proven skills and techniques to support innovative thinking and behaviors.
Our associates have access to high-quality online learning experiences to support them in their roles and develop new skills to enhance their career. Our learning modules cover a wide variety of topics including; interpersonal skills, collaboration, substantive training, languages, negotiation, strategic thinking, delegation, management, innovation and creativity.
Dechert has a true learning culture. I participated in countless training programs and workshops that helped me develop substantive skills in my specific practice area as well as "critical skills" like leadership, communication, client relations and management. In addition, my colleagues are always available and eager to answer questions and help me learn.
Working at Dechert has not only given me the chance to work on highly sophisticated litigation, but also to collaborate directly with clients on the strategic issues that shape the litigation. The pro bono work Dechert actively supports and encourages has also afforded me invaluable opportunities to work one-on-one with clients.