Summer Begins at WilmerHale

Summer Begins at WilmerHale

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Thomas CostelloWelcome to my summer blog! This blog is where I will share what it is like to be a summer associate at WilmerHale in Los Angeles. First, a little bit about myself: I am a rising 3L at UCLA Law School interested in litigation and investigations, making WilmerHale a great place to be. I am also passionate about legal issues facing the LGBTQ community, and love musical theatre, hiking, and all things involving food!

My first week at WilmerHale was a fantastic introduction to the firm. My fellow summer associates and I spent the first four days in training, where we learned about the many resources WilmerHale has to offer. I never realized how many resources exist at large law firms—from numerous legal databases, dedicated librarians, secretarial services, and various other technology and research tools. In just a few short weeks I am already seeing how helpful these resources are in producing work successfully and efficiently. To finish up the first week, the office went bowling together at L.A. Live. It was a ton of fun—though I may need to brush up on my bowling skills!

Now halfway through week two, I am currently working on multiple assignments, including a case that is set to go to trial in just one month. This week I will be attending a Summary Judgment Hearing for the case, and it is exciting to know I will get to see how the trial process works firsthand so early on.

By far one of my favorite parts about WilmerHale has been the staff, attorneys, and other summer associates I get to work with every day. The relatively small size of the office creates a friendly and personal environment where everyone knows each other and works together as a team. Everyone I have met is approachable and easy to talk to, always happy to answer questions and help me in any way possible. Throughout the summer interview process, WilmerHale attorneys always left a great impression, and these first few weeks have more than confirmed that I am in the right place. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer has in store!


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