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published March 02, 2015

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Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020

Tel: 212-610-6300 Fax: 212-610-6399

Main Areas of Work

Banking, corporate, international capital markets, litigation, project finance, financial restructuring and insolvency, real estate and tax.

Firm Profile

We are one of a small group of truly international and integrated law firms with approximately 5,000 people working in 43 cities in 30 countries. This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivaled. As more than 65% of our work involves more than two countries, our US practice – which operates principally from our offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Washington DC – is fully integrated with our offices in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. We believe we have a special culture at Allen & Overy, which is founded on quality work, excellent working partnerships and collegiality.

Allen & Overy LLP New York Office

Recruitment Details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 18 (NY/DC)
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 15 (NY)
Associate Salaries:
  • 1st year: $160,000
  • 2nd year: $170,000
Clerking Policy: Yes

Law Schools Attending for OCIs in 2014:

BC, BU, Brooklyn, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Fordham, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, UVA, Vanderbilt and Yale.

Summer Details

Summer Associate Profile:

At Allen & Overy, we operate in a dynamic, challenging environment which fosters creativity as well as professionalism. Our attorneys handle the most sophisticated and complex domestic and cross border transactions and cases for our clients. The ideal candidate should possess, determination, vision, creativity, strength and breadth of character. He or she should be committed to working as pan of an international team. One of the best features of the Allen & Overy team is the strength of the personal and professional relationships formed between colleagues. We maintain strong camaraderie around the world.

Summer Program Components:

We recruit on campus for all 4 summer programs (New York, London, Hong Kong and Washington, DC). We typically host around 13-15 summer associates in New York, 3-4 in London, 3-4 in Hong Kong, and 3-4 in Washington DC. Summer associates are treated as full-time associates, and we make a point of offering considerable responsibility, working on top-quality transactions in various areas. We place great value on feedback and go to great lengths to match individual preferences with the work we assign. Summer associates can expect to receive ample partner attention and to gain invaluable experience. We take mentoring and development seriously and both are fundamental aspects of our program. We also expect our summer associates to have fun and plan social events to integrate them into our firm culture.

Allen & Overy LLP DC Office

Head Office
: New York, NY
Number of domestic offices: 2
Number of international offices: 41
Partners (US): 45
Senior Counsel (US): 19
Associates (US): 111

Main Recruitment Contact: Nicole Lancia, Recruitment Manager
Hiring Partner: Charles E. Borden (DC), Erwin Dweck (NY)
Recruitment Website:
Diversity Officer: Elizabeth Leckie, Partner

Summer Salary 2014

1Ls: N/A
2Ls: S3,100/week
3Ls: $3,100/week
1Ls hired? No
Split summers offered? Yes
Can summers spend time in overseas office? Yes, we run parallel summer associate programs in New York, London, Hong Kong and Washington DC. Occasionally, summer associates have spent time in other international offices with US capabilities (such as Paris, Milan and Frankfurt)
Summers 2014: 23 (NY, LN, DC. HK)
Offers/acceptances 2013: 19 offers, 17 acceptances (NY, LN, DC, HK)

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published March 02, 2015

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