- Associate, Los Angeles
“As a first year, I took several depositions, assisted with prepping major witnesses for deposition, participated on the trial team for two major patent cases, and worked one-on-one with an expert witness to prepare his expert report. As a second year, my practice has shifted over to a few White Collar defense matters that have me jet-setting to countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Israel. In most situations, I am given the opportunity to punch above my weight. Work is not simply distributed based on number of years of experience, but instead, it is given to those who show initiative and demonstrate that they have the ability to perform the tasks at hand. Most importantly, the work I do on a daily basis matters.”
We work hard. But throughout the process, we respect and enjoy one another. We check our egos at the door and save our ferocity for the courtroom. We are a closely knit team in the office and at trial, and whatever the outcome of a case, we take the time to thank each lawyer and staff member who has contributed time and insight.
Our internal culture isn’t tangled up in red tape or hindered by barriers. Any associate can run an idea by a principal and make a measurable difference without first sitting through a dozen committee meetings. In fact, our senior lawyers count on associates for a fresh perspective, just as our associates value mentorship.
While we don’t subscribe to bureaucracy, we do believe in meritocracy. Those who excel in their efforts—and serve our clients well—find that our firm abounds in opportunities for advancement.