Making Connections

Making Connections

Blog Summer Associate Blogs

crowley-p3pic1This week I had an epiphany. With only a few weeks left of WilmerHale’s summer program, the lawyers at the firm continue to remind us summer associates to reach out and make connections while we are here. At first, I thought this was just a suggestion to engage in your average, awkward networking. However, I recently realized that the more people I meet, the more comfortable I feel at this firm and the more I learn about its culture and talent.

That’s not the epiphany part—this is: After recognizing how important meeting people has been to my experience, I realized that my readers will never really know what it’s like to be a summer associate at WilmerHale unless they meet more summer associate than just me. So, I decided to use this post to introduce you to my coworkers. The original idea was for me to write about the people I have met and how amazing they are; however, after a few dozen drafts, I conceded that I could not do them justice. My coworkers are amazing, and so, in this post, I am having them take over. By the end, you will have a much better understanding of why I love this place—more of an understanding than I could ever give on my own.
  • Elijah Soko

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    Elijah Soko

    Where are you from: Harare, Zimbabwe

    Law school you attend: Northeastern University School of Law

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Playing for the Zimbabwean under 17 and under 20 national soccer teams.

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: This summer has shown me how passionate attorneys at WilmerHale are about getting to know junior colleagues and guiding them into a profession they love.

    Best summer moment so far: Making pasta with other summer associates at an Italian-Peruvian restaurant. I felt so supported. 😊

    Go to karaoke song: “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band

  • Charlotte Mostertz

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    Charlotte Mostertz

    Where are you from: Canton, MA

    Law school you attend: University of Pennsylvania

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: My work, through law school, with the Pardon Project assisting formerly incarcerated persons seek clemency from the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: Everyone who works here is incredibly generous with their time!

    Best summer moment so far: Our cooking class in the North End was a fun way to explore an iconic Boston neighborhood, learn something new, and get to know each other during our first week here.

    Go to karaoke song: “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

  • Zach Blair

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    Zach Blair

    Where are you from: Salem, MA (yes, I’ve seen Hocus Pocus…I’ve also read The Crucible)

    Law school you attend: Columbia

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Student-Athlete Award (7th Grade)

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: The attorneys are so incredibly kind and generous with their time and knowledge. My experience so far has been that even the most senior people are willing to sit down to talk about their practice, an assignment, or practical advice. It’s the perfect place to work when—like me—you don’t know how to practice law.

    Best summer moment so far: Lobster rolls

    Go to karaoke song: “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones

  • Disha Patel

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    Disha Patel

    Where are you from: Ludlow, MA

    Law school you attend: Northeastern University School of Law

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Being a first-generation college student.

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: The people here are some of the smartest I’ve met, but the most down to earth as well.

    Best summer moment so far: Cooking class with the rest of the summer associates—I got to make fresh pasta!

    Go to karaoke song: “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

  • Sarah Murphy

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    Sarah Murphy

    Where are you from: Westchester County, NY

    Law school you attend: Boston College Law School

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Graduating from a school that beat Alabama 44-16 in the National Championship this year (Go Tigers!)

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: Other than jeans Friday (!!), the people here are brilliant and friendly. Most people have been with the firm since they were summer associates, which is a true testament to the special culture at WilmerHale.

    Best summer moment so far: Getting an email with the subject line “Random Question for the Summers...are any of you Survivor fans?”

    Go to karaoke song: “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World

  • Robyn Casper

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    Robyn Casper

    Where are you from: Boston

    Law school you attend: Boston College Law School

    Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Being more than halfway done with law school and spending this summer at WilmerHale.

    One thing you want people to know about WilmerHale: The partners aren’t scary! 😊

    Best summer moment so far: Watching legendary partners Mark Fleming and Louis Tompros sing Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift, respectively, at karaoke night.

    Go to karaoke song: “No Scrubs” by TLC

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Authors

  • Kimberly Crowley

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