Careers

Associate Life

Cahill is widely regarded for our commercial litigation practice, where the firm has a long record of success litigating high-profile cases and resolving high-stakes litigation matters. Our broad corporate practice includes a corporate finance practice that is consistently ranked #1 by Bloomberg for representing investment banks in the over $250 billion (2015) US corporate high yield debt markets and #1 by Thomson Reuters for representing lenders and arrangers in the over $900 billion (2015) US corporate leveraged (i.e. non-investment grade) syndicated loan markets. Cahill has a remarkable client base across practices, and associates at all levels are offered opportunities to participate in advising those clients on substantive matters.

Our associates find that Cahill stands apart due to the uncommon degree of respect for individuality that permeates our culture. We are large enough to handle top flight, complex matters for important clients, and also small enough to treat each of our associates as an individual, allowing each of them to develop as an attorney at his or her own pace. We call this cornerstone of our associate development model the "responsibility when ready" philosophy. In addition, our "free market system" provides our associates the freedom to choose and pursue the work that interests them most, without mandated practice group assignments or required departmental rotations. At Cahill, our culture of professionalism, mutual respect and appreciation for each other's individuality fosters a welcoming and rewarding environment where people work together in the way that best suits our clients’ needs and promotes career satisfaction in our attorneys. We are proud of the fact that more than 85% of our partners were associates at the firm.

The Cahill summer program is designed to engage our summer associates in rewarding experiences that immerse them in our prominent practice areas and our culture. As a summer associate at Cahill, you will join a friendly, supportive team of lawyers with a long-standing reputation for excellence. You will join an established firm with an outstanding client base, business-savvy leadership, and a thoughtful approach to your career trajectory.

Our summer associates, like all our full-time associates, enjoy the freedom inherent in our system, and are given the opportunity to understand how they can develop their legal skill set in an environment that supports both individual growth and dynamic relationship building. Our summer associates are exposed to meaningful assignments, while being mindfully mentored and supported by our partners and associates.

With over 300 lawyers (almost all of whom are in New York), a partnership that grows almost entirely from associate promotions, and a strong sense of commitment to one another, Cahill lawyers and summer associates enjoy an extraordinary work environment. You will work with your new colleagues face-to-face and will have both formal and informal access to your peers, mentors and leaders. You will have the chance to get to know our diverse and talented collection of individuals, and you will have the benefit of their assistance as you meet new challenges and set new goals. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to be yourself, all of the time.

ASK AROUND - our alumni and current associates and partners are a great resource for those considering a Cahill career. A search of our lawyers by undergrad and law school is available via the Attorneys and Professionals directory.

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