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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

601 Lexington Avenue,
31st Floor,
New York,
NY 10022

  • Head Office: New York, NY 
  • Number of domestic offices: 2
  • Number of international offices: 24
  • Worldwide revenue: $1.91 billion
  • Partners (US): 36
  • Counsel (US): 11
  • Associates (US): 128
  • Summer Salary 2016 
  • 1Ls: $3,077/week
  • 2Ls: $3,077/week
  • Post 3Ls: $3,077/week
  • 1Ls hired? Yes
  • Split summers offered? No
  • Can summers spend time in overseas office? Yes
  • Summers 2016: 25
  • Offers/acceptances 2015: 22 offers (100%), 18 acceptances

Main areas of work
Freshfields’ US offices concentrate on corporate and finance transactions, antitrust, tax, litigation and international arbitration, while the firm’s US attorneys based in Europe and Asia focus on corporate and securities transactions.

Firm profile
With over 2,500 lawyers in 26 key business centers around the world, Freshfields combines an unrivalled breadth of expertise across practice areas and borders with tremendous growth opportunities within the US practices. This unique balance defines the firm’s work style and culture. On one side, there’s the friendliness, personal attention and lack of hierarchy one finds in a small firm; on the other, the comprehensive network, breadth of work and resources of an international organization. Freshfields prides itself on being a collegial firm, working and learning together in a cutting edge, global environment.

Recruitment details
• Number of 1st year associates: 16
• Number of 2nd year associates: 16
• Associate salaries: 1st year: $180,000
• 2nd year: $190,000
• Clerking policy: Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2016:
University of Chicago Law School, Columbia University Law School, Cornell Law School, Duke Law School, Emory University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, University of Michigan Law School, New York University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Stanford Law School, Tulane/Vanderbilt/Washington University Job Fair, UC Berkeley School of Law, University of Virginia, Yale Law School

Summer details
Summer associate profile:
Freshfields recruits lawyers with many different talents and values individuality. The firm’s ability to offer diverse skills locally and across international borders ensures clients have the very best advice possible. Freshfields operates a summer program for US law students in its New York, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, and London offices.

Summer program components:
Freshfields’ 11 week summer program provides summer associates with exposure to several practice areas. Summer associates get substantive work supported by both formal and informal mentors. Most summer associates spend part of their summer in other Freshfields overseas offices such as London or Hong Kong.