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Directory Year: 2023

Allen & Overy LLP - Global U.S. Practice

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2021 Prior Summer
Associates
2022 Prior Summer
Associates
2023
LAWYERS
Entry-level 57 18 31 17 21
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 23 0 10 0 TBA
Lateral Associates 57 0 43 0 TBA
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 4 0 2 0 0
Post-Clerkship 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 1
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 5 0 3 0 3
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 12 0 21 0 44
1Ls 0 0 3 0 3


Comments on hiring grid
  • A&O's expansion though strategic lateral partner and associate hiring will continue throughout 2023.

  • Our first US office on the West coast, Los Angeles, opened in March of 2021 - expanding our Projects, Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Renewables practice.   

  • In August 2022, we cemented our California footprint and Intellectual Property (Corporate and Litigation) capabilities by opening offices in the Silicon Valley and then San Francisco.

  • We further expanded our US-IP practice in Life Sciences litigation, with the March 2022 launch of of our Boston office.  

  • As part of A&O's summer associate program, the Firm also participates in SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) and most recently hosted four SEO Fellows nationally, in 2022.  

 

Number of 2022 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 21
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 21
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? January, upon announcement of our 1L Fellowship opportunities
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring

In keeping with our integrated national program, Allen & Overy does not allow summer associates to split between offices.  Splits between other firms or organizations are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

2022 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2026 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2026? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? Yes

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

All entry-level hiring apart from our summer program is based on individual practice groups' need. 

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to individual practice groups' need. 

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Determined on a case-by-case basis, according to individual practice groups' need. 

Foreign LL.M.s

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Determined on a case-by-case basis pending individual practice groups' need. 

When should LL.M.s submit applications? January 2024, though LL.M. hiring is subject to individual practice groups' need.
Preferred application materials

Resume, transcript and cover letter. 

General Hiring Criteria

We consider many factors when assessing an applicant's qualifications, including: academic achievement, journal membership, prior work experience, student activities and an orientation toward excellence.

We look for strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment. 

As part of our callbacks, A&O attorneys pose scenario-based, behavioral interview questions to minimize implicit bias in hiring and allow applicants to discuss how they would behave and react in real world situations. 

Campus Interviews American University, Washington College of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia University Law School
Cornell Law School
Duke University School of Law
Emory University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
New York University School of Law
Stanford Law School
UCLA School of Law
University of California at Berkeley
University of Chicago Law School
University of Michigan Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Texas School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Yale Law School
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

NEBLSA, Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, Lavender Law Career Fair and National Law School Consortium Job Fair. 

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2022 22
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2022 4

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.allenovery.com/en-gb/global/careers/united-states
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Please refer to our website. 

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Transcript
Comments on application materials

Cover letters specifying office and possible practice areas of interest are encouraged, for write-in applications.   

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) January, upon announcement of A&O 1L Fellowship opportunities
1L Summer Application Deadline
1L Summer Applications - Comments

We will begin to consider 1L applications complete, upon receipt of students' first semester transcripts. 

 

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Ongoing
2L Summer Application Deadline
2L Summer Applications - Comments

We will begin to consider completed 2L applications, upon receipt of students' first and second semester transcripts. 

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) August 15th
3L summer application deadline
3L Summer Applications - Comments

All entry-level candidacies are considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to individual practice groups' need. 

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date) Ongoing
3L (entry-level) application deadline
3L comments

All entry-level candidacies are considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to individual practice groups' need. 

 

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We follow individual schools' guidelines but generally, two weeks.
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest? Dependent on schools' guidelines.

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We follow individual schools' guidelines but encourage open communication from all offerees.
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest? We follow individual schools' guidelines but encourage open communication from all offerees.

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? Case-by-case
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? Case-by-case

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? Case-by-case
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? Case-by-case