Our "responsibility when ready" philosophy and our "free market system" provide 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 environment where people work together in the way that best suits our clients’ needs and promotes career satisfaction in our attorneys. When asked to "describe this firm to other law school students" by the American Lawyer in the 2013 Summer Associates Surveys, our summer associates said it all:
"Cahill is a place where you are given the freedom to determine your own path. You are able to decide what types of matters you work on, and given the opportunity to seek out matters that interest you and work with the people you want to work with. As a full-time associate, it appears that you work very hard, but the firm appreciates your hard work and lets you know through their treatment and compensation."
"Cahill is an amazing place to work with great people and very interesting assignments. It completely met and surpassed my expectations."
"Cahill is a firm that values and fosters independence and initiative. The people are fun, outgoing, and willing to take time to get to know you."
"Cahill is a top class firm, that does high-level work for major clients without being a gigantic law firm. Its smaller size allows for a tighter community feeling within the office."
- "Everyone is willing to help each other and it makes you want to pull your own weight as far as your work load. The firm is very busy, so there is more than enough work to go around. Although it is big law, so far, it doesn’t feel like it will be the stereotypical big law experience."
The complete set of responses from our 2013 summer associates are available for download. We encourage you to speak with both alumni and current Cahill attorneys. A search of our lawyers by undergrad and law school is available from the Attorneys menu at the top of this page.