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"People may think that working for a preeminent international law firm means having to sacrifice an intimate, collegial work environment. That is not the case at Skadden. Working alongside a friendly and supportive staff, it's easy to forget what an impressively global firm Skadden is, until you realize that you are working seamlessly with the firm's offices around the world. I'm especially impressed with the exceptional work ethic and dedication of my colleagues. During a crunch time, I know I can count on my peers to lend a helping hand. This kind of camaraderie, combined with the firm's commitment to a superior level of legal representation, makes Skadden a perfect place for any legal professional looking for exciting career opportunities."
"Working at Skadden is a stimulating and rewarding experience unlike any other. On my first day at the firm, I was immediately impressed by the level of responsibility accorded to me and the other legal assistants. Within a few months, I was firmly entrenched as an integral member of a trial team heading to trial in Boston, where everything I had learned in the previous months was put to the ultimate test. While the workload is often demanding, the support offered by my colleagues generates an invigorating environment, where each new challenge is an opportunity to showcase my skills and contribute to the overall success of the firm. I am confident that the skills I have already gained at Skadden, and those that I will acquire in the future, will allow me to thrive as a legal professional."
"By working as a legal assistant, I was hoping to gain insight into the legal field in preparation for a possible career as a lawyer. However, Skadden has provided me with much greater opportunities. I have benefited from the strong sense of community and leadership, and the unparalleled drive for success at Skadden. While working in the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group, I gained invaluable experience assisting with a variety of high-profile deals. This has contributed to both my professional and personal growth, as I have been fortunate to learn from some of the most hard-working, personable and talented lawyers in the industry. As the pro bono Administrative Coordinator for Skadden's New York office, I serve as the liaison between pro bono clients and Skadden attorneys and legal assistants who are eager to make a difference in the lives of others. Handling the coordination of public interest matters, including political asylum, Social Security benefits, housing representation, as well as other legal needs for nonprofit organizations has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my legal career, thus far. I am thankful for the opportunities Skadden has afforded me, and I am humbled to be able to make a difference through my work."
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