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1345 Avenue of the Americas,
New York,
NY 10105

  • Number of domestic offices: 2
  • Number of international offices: 27
  • Partners (US): 43
  • Associates (US): 152
  • 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: 18
  • Offers/acceptances 2015: 19 offers, 17 acceptances (2Ls only)

Main areas of work
Antitrust/competition, banking, bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, corporate/M&A, energy and infrastructure/project finance, executive compensation and benefits, financial regulation, international governance and development, investment management, Latin American finance, litigation and arbitration, structured finance and derivatives, tax.

Firm profile
Linklaters LLP is a leading global law firm that has been advising the world’s premier companies, financial institutions and governments on their most important and challenging assignments for over 175 years. With more than 2,600 attorneys based in 29 offices in 20 countries, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world. We boast a strong US practice in New York and Washington, DC, that is reinforced by a global network of US lawyers extending across the world’s major business and financial centers, including: Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul and Singapore. Our team of US-qualified lawyers delivers integrated advice across multiple legal regimes and market practices, covering transactional, regulatory, disclosure, compliance, litigation and liability management issues globally.

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

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2016:
Brooklyn, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Fordham, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, NYU, Penn, UVA

Summer details
Summer associate profile:
We look for people who can make the most of everything Linklaters has to offer: those who will work hard, learn quickly and take responsibility early. You will need analytical intelligence, a high level of attention to detail, creativity, and the people skills required to work well with both colleagues and clients. It is also important to have a genuine interest in business and the financial world, a high level of commercial awareness, and the desire to be part of a global network.

Summer program components:
Linklaters’ summer associates typically rotate through two practice divisions and may have the opportunity to spend time in more than one office. Summers are given real responsibility and are expected to participate in pro bono work in addition to working on billable matters.
Along with our dedicated summer associate training program, we encourage our summers to attend training sessions offered to our associates. Each summer associate is assigned a partner and associate mentor and receives two formal appraisals, one at the midpoint and one at the conclusion of the summer.