Recruiting Initiatives

Recruiting Initiatives

In addition to our on-campus recruiting schedule, Fried Frank actively recruits historically underrepresented groups through participation in nationwide job fairs and career development events sponsored by law school affinity groups for students of color, women, LGBT students, and students with disabilities. We are a leading sponsoring employer at the National LGBT Bar Association Career Fair and Conference, as well as an employer participant at the Veterans' Legal Career Fair.

We also actively recruit minority law school graduates and experienced attorneys through The Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowships, a collaboration with premier civil rights organizations the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (NAACP LDF) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Our Fellowships offer young lawyers the opportunity to spend two years as Fried Frank litigation associates, followed by two years as NAACP LDF or MALDEF staff attorneys. Many diverse law students and graduates who are not ultimately chosen as Fellows are recruited by the Firm as associates, diversifying our ranks with talented attorneys.

Fried Frank has also participated in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) career program for over 20 years in the NY Office and since the program's inception in our DC office. SEO places diverse students in law firms for summer internships prior to the students' first year of law school. Many of our SEO interns return to the Firm as associates. Our New York office also participates in the New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship program, which provides diverse first-year law students an opportunity to gain meaningful professional experiences and networking opportunities at the Firm.

Our London office is proud to be a member of PRIME, an alliance of law firms across the UK who are committed to enhancing young adults access to the legal profession through work experience. The legal sector should be open to all socio-economic backgrounds and PRIME provides the necessary support and work experience opportunities for those who have the least opportunity. Fried Frank London has made the commitment to provide work experience placements throughout the office and we currently have placements within Litigation, Secretarial Services and IT.
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