The Locke Lord Summer Associate Program is distinctive. We do not view students as temporary guests – we see them as part of our team, with the summer program being just the first stage of your Locke Lord career. We are committed to individual creativity combined with a spirit of collaboration and provide a supportive and challenging atmosphere for our Summer Associates to learn and grow. Our Summer Associate Program is designed to be the first step of associate development and the groundwork for a prosperous and rewarding career with our firm.

    We believe the best way to learn is through first-hand experience and exposure to real legal events. Our Summer Associates work with our clients and are regularly included in conference calls and out-of-office proceedings such as court appearances and depositions. Summer Associates are also invited to attend all Firm training sessions, practice group meetings and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. Throughout the summer, lawyers conduct workshops to help the Summer Associates develop their skills, with legal writing classes and Blue Book trainings. Our lawyers also provide meaningful feedback to Summer Associates on their work product. We encourage Summer Associates to choose a practice area of interest during their time with us and do not limit them to a formal rotation system.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • Home to nationally recognized public law team with extensive political contacts at every level of government.
    • Strong appellate, bankruptcy, health care, real estate and transportation groups.
    • Prominent litigation groups including administrative, complex business, consumer finance and intellectual property litigation.
    • Affordable housing group’s experience includes the use of various public and private financing vehicles for the development of multifamily and single family housing.
    • Technology lawyers provide clients innovative solutions related to privacy and data security, software licensing, outsourcing and e-commerce.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • Nationally-recognized public finance practice with decades of involvement in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities law aspects of public debt obligations.
    • Strong debt finance and capital markets practice servicing clients with large and sophisticated transactions throughout the world.
    • Significant private equity and venture capital practice, with a specific focus in the financial services, life sciences, technology and health care industries.
    • Extensive experience in corporate M&A, complex litigation, educational institutions, intellectual property, labor & employment, privacy and cybersecurity, public policy, real estate,    
    • restructuring and insolvency, securities, tax and white collar/FCPA.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • Strong complex litigation, private equity, restructuring, intellectual property, and data privacy and protection.
    • Home of internationally renowned insurance and reinsurance practices for foreign and domestic clients in transactional, regulatory and litigation work.
    • Specialized experience in intellectual property pharmaceutical, consumer finance and TCPA litigation.
    • Vast experience in antitrust, aviation, bankruptcy, fund management, product liability and real estate.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • Strong appellate, banking litigation, complex business litigation, consumer finance, corporate, employee benefits, energy litigation, environmental, False Claims Act and Qui Tam litigation, intellectual property litigation, labor & employment, public finance, real estate, REIT, tax and white collar groups.
    • Long-standing relationships with numerous regional government transportation infrastructure organizations.
    • Locke Lord, led by Dallas trial lawyers, was named Large Litigation Department of the Year in 2014 by Texas Lawyer. Locke Lord’s representation of Retractable Technologies, Inc. in as $113 million jury verdict was listed No. 17 in the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2013.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • Nationally renowned international energy practice for transactional and litigation work.
    • Strong corporate and securities, bankruptcy, corporate trust, appellate, business litigation and dispute resolution, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, trusts and estates, tax and public law groups.
    • Prominent real estate and finance section engaged in local, national and international banking and finance matters.

    Practice Area Highlights:

    • One of the first law firms established in the state.
    • Deep roots in Rhode Island and a go-to firm for complex issues in employee benefits, general corporate, litigation, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate finance,
    • litigation management, securities and other issues confronting local businesses.
    • Leaders in the community at many levels, with alumni who include two U.S. senators, federal and state judges and CEOs and general counsel at businesses of all sizes.


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