This week, New York attorney and writer Ari Kaplan tells LawCrossing how he bridged his way into his first associate position at Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, which later merged with Graham & James.
"I met a lawyer at an embassy party [while working as a legal assistant for the U.S. Department of State's Office of Foreign Missions], and I was very interested in doing international work. I had spent time studying abroad in London, working in the Czech Republic the summer after my junior year, and spending a year in Japan between college and law school. With all that tied together with my job at the state department, I wanted to start out doing complex international work," said Kaplan.
After Kaplan met the lawyer, who was from Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, and shared his interest in the firm, "one thing led to another, and I got the job," he said.