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Real Work
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Real Work

Yasuo Okamoto

We provide, actually, unique opportunities very early in the game. We look at the individuals and see whether they can handle the load. But as soon as they are ready -- we don’t have the luxury of having people sort of sit around in the library and then pouring over books and cases. We want you there. We want you to experience firsthand what is going on with the client. And I think it makes you a better lawyer as soon as you understand what the client really needs. We are not in a law school environment. We’re doing real work. We’re doing real work for real people with real problems. And the sooner you realize that, I think the better lawyer you become.

 


Friendships
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Friendships

James C Fitzpatrick

It really is an extremely friendly atmosphere. We get along very well, and I consider the people that I work with and the people that I work for to be friends. And I think nothing really motivates me to work hard and to want to come up with the best work product that I possibly can than to know that I’m giving it to someone that I consider a friend and that I care about.

 


Quality of Life
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Quality of Life

Candace K Beinecke

We want lawyers who can grow into being advisors, and to do that, you need a range of opportunity and experience. And because of our size, we’re able to provide it to our lawyers.
Many law students and associates who are interested in pursuing a career with Hughes Hubbard have similar questions about the firm and about why the firm is the best career choice for them. The following are some of the questions we hear the most, along with answers.

Q. What qualities does Hughes Hubbard seek in associates?
A. Hughes Hubbard actively recruits those law students whose academic performance, energy, personality and character suggest that they possess the ability and desire to meet the challenges presented by a demanding practice and are prepared to develop rapidly and assume responsibility early.

Q. What are the firm’s minority recruitment efforts?
A. In addition to actively recruiting at law schools with large minority enrollments, we are inaugural sponsors of the NYC Minority Hiring Goals. We regularly participate in BLSA Job Fairs and other BLSA events as well as the Thurgood Marshall Internship Program and PALS events. In addition, we have established a Diversity Committee to enhance minority recruitment and retention. For more information see: http://www.hugheshubbard.com/diversity/

Q. What are the firm’s LGBT recruitment efforts?
A. Our commitment to diversity and equality includes actively recruiting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) law students at law schools and participation in the 2013 National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. For more information see: http://www.hugheshubbard.com/diversity/

Q. How is the firm managed?
A. The managing partner and an elected fifteen-member Executive Committee are responsible for overall firm management with the participation of various operating committees (e.g., Personnel, Recruiting, Practice Development) and the partnership as a whole.

Q. How do associates participate in the management and governance of Hughes Hubbard?
A. The Firm has an elected Associates Advisory Committee that meets regularly with the co-chairs of the Firm’s Personnel Committee to discuss a wide variety of issues affecting associate life. In addition, other Firm committees, including our Diversity Committee and Recruiting Teams, have fully participating associate members.

Q. Who are some of the firm's clients?
A. Included among our clients are domestic and foreign corporations, financial institutions, investment banking firms, partnerships and individuals, and many clients in the public and non-profit sectors. Clients we have recently represented include: Viacom, BMI, Pfizer, Sony Music Entertainment, Brooklyn Museum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Merck.

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