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Business Services Trainee

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Business Services Trainee is an integral part of Latham’s Office Administration team and will be responsible for rotating within multiple legal and administrative support departments before ultimately making a permanent department selection based on your interests and the business needs of the firm, while a comprehensive introduction to the Firm. This role will be located in our New York office.

The start date for the BST program will be in June 2024. Trainees must have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start date of the program. Please note that this in an on-site position in our New York office, with potential for hybrid flexibility depending on rotation assignment. The salary for this position is $60,000/year.

Note that due to the investment the firm makes in the training, integration, and development of Trainees, we ask that Trainees make a two-year minimum commitment to the firm.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Exciting first-hand experience working in different administrative departments, such as Business Development, Attorney Support, Technology, Operations, Accounting & Finance, and the Legal Secretarial group
  • Hands-on experience working on assignments in each department
  • Ongoing training focused on both individual and team skills
  • The start of a career tailored to your strengths and interests
  • An entrance into a career in a premier law firm

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display a bright, talented, naturally ambitious, and highly motivated attitude
  • Possess well-developed Microsoft Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Demonstrate a strong level of written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and a customer service orientation

And have:

  • Completed a Bachelor's degree by the start date of the program

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Please click here to view the full job description for this role .

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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Pay Range

USD $60,000.00 - USD $60,000.00 /Yr.