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How do U.S. Lawyers fit into this international firm?

Our New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of the global U.S. practice with more than 175 of our U.S. qualified lawyers based there.

Our attorneys handle the most sophisticated and complex domestic and cross-border transactions and cases for our U.S. and non-U.S. clients. We provide a wide range of comprehensive legal services to the world's leading financial institutions, global corporations, funds and multilateral agencies.

As more than 65% of our work involves more than two countries, our U.S. practice is fully integrated with our offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, Australia and Africa to provide our international and domestic clients with seamless solutions and a global reach that is unmatched by any other U.S. firm.

Our attorneys include some of the country's leading practitioners that have been recommended by peers and clients in legal and industry publications. 14 of the U.S. practices were recognized in recent Chambers guides.

Can I start working for Allen & Overy in any of its offices?

As an international firm, Allen & Overy encourages attorneys to work in other offices around the world.  We run parallel summer associate programs in our New York, London, Washington, D.C., and  Hong Kong offices.  First year associates can start their careers directly to Hong Kong or London.  U.S. trained lawyers have many opportunities to see the world working on a variety of deals.

Please describe training for new associates:

Allen & Overy holds weekly U.S. Law training sessions/presentations in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Washington, D.C. which are CLE-accredited.

We also offer a host of firm-wide presentations and lectures by top law professionals, bi-weekly group meetings (where associates give 45-minute presentations), regular two-hour training sessions in derivatives and securities law with partners, language tutorials, courses on topics such as public speaking and financial statement analysis, and a four-week long finance immersion course. In addition to this, we also offer departmental away-days and corporate retreats.

Please click here to read more about Learning and Development at Allen & Overy LLP.

How do Allen & Overy salaries compare to other US law firms?

Allen & Overy salaries are competitive with those offered by other firms.