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Allen & Overy LLP
Global U.S. Practice

With 44 offices in 31 countries, Allen & Overy's presence is amongst the largest of any legal practice. Nearly 70% of our work involves Allen & Overy offices in two or more jurisdictions and more than 50% involves at least three. These figures are a testament to our ability to provide seamless advice to clients on their most complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. But our presence is only half of the story. Our 5,000 staff, including over 500 partners worldwide, work together in a highly integrated manner to leverage their expertise and experience for our clients’ benefit.

Our Global U.S. Practice has more than 280 U.S. qualified lawyers who operate principally from our offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Washington DC. However, in any given transaction where there is a need for U.S. law advice, our lawyers can, and often do, find themselves working in practically any country in the world. In a proud 80-year history, we’ve fostered creative, independent thinking within a collaborative culture, to ensure that outstanding things happen when the best minds work together.

Allen & Overy's London office hires directly for the U.S. Practice based there meaning that attorneys can start and continue their careers in London. They are not seen as being on a temporary assignment to the office but a fully integrated member of the group. The London based U.S. Practice focuses on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, securitizations and structured finance, banking, tax and other international financial transactions. Our work is complex and exciting and involves some of the most innovative and prominent transactions in the marketplace. The legal practice does not focus on "pure" domestic work - our practice concerns the conception, documentation and execution of cross-border international transactions.

Our New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of the firm's global U.S. practice with more than 150 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 firm's work involves more than two countries, our U.S. practice is fully integrated with our offices in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Australia and Africa, providing 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.

Our Hong Kong office, through a combination of local China know-how and our own global resources, is one of the most experienced international legal practices advising on China-related transactions. We are committed to having the top China Practice in the world and will continues to devote the legal talent, research and other resources in order to maintain its premier position in the field. We have a breadth and depth of specialist experience in restructurings, asset transfers, direct investment, project finance, corporate finance and capital markets and dispute resolution.

Note: Figures listed in the Recruitment & Hiring section of this profile relate to the Global U.S. Practice and not to the firm as a whole. Disclaimer: In this profile Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.

Contact Information



Hiring Attorney:
Ms. Laura Hall (New York)

Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Charles Borden (Washington, DC)

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Erin Manna
Senior Coordinator, US Lateral & Staff Recruitment
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York (NY) 10020
United States


Phone: (212) 610 6300
legalcareers@allenovery.com