NEW YORK – From sitting on calls with the SEC to observing a partner argue before the Second Circuit, my assignments thus far at Weil have been the paradigm of substance. It is the end of the second week of my litigation rotation, and I have yet to receive an assignment that I felt was menial or “busy work.” The Litigation Department has been consistently busy which translates into meaningful summer assignments that actually impact case direction. My case teams not only prepare me to effectively complete my work, but also include me on matters that are solely for my own benefit. I already feel like a valued member of the teams on which I am staffed, and have genuinely connected with the people I work beside. It is apparent that everyone at Weil is dedicated to ensuring that your time here is the best that it can be.
My supervising attorneys are constantly giving me the opportunity to join them on meetings and calls to gain a better understanding of the case as a whole rather than keeping me siloed on my individual assignment. My assignment coordinator always checks in with me to make sure I am neither twiddling my thumbs nor drowning in a sea of work. On multiple occasions, partners have come into my office to introduce themselves and ask if I have any questions about my work or about the Firm. Further, the Weil recruiting team does an amazing job ensuring that each summer associate feels a part of the Weil community, from matching summers with associate siblings to the frequent social events that we have scheduled for each week.
Needless to say, my summer at Weil has been far better than I could have asked for. Every day brings a new opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Weil has shown me that not every firm is alike. Prior to my time here, everybody told me that the Weil culture is something special and, while this is my first experience working in big law, I am beginning to see exactly what they mean.