You can judge a law firm by assessing what resources it’s willing to devote to your professional development. At Milbank, we want exceptional lawyers, so the training and development we provide is equally exceptional. Whether you’re a summer associate or a current Milbank attorney, we’re laying the foundation for the next important stage of your career by offering the best-in-class training you need to succeed at the very highest levels.
Cultivating Sophisticated Legal Minds
Milbank@Harvard is our latest innovation—a first-of-its-kind program in partnership with Harvard Law and Business Schools. By teaming up with one of the world’s most preeminent academic institutions, Milbank@Harvard provides continuing legal-skills training while simultaneously giving our lawyers a broad understanding of business and finance. Beginning in your third year and over four consecutive years, each associate from every Milbank office worldwide is sent to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a week-long program, taught on campus by Harvard Business School and Law School faculty with the assistance of Milbank partners. By your seventh year as a Milbank associate, you will have completed a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that is unmatched by any professional development program offered by a major law firm.
Translate Theory Into Practice
We teach you what law school doesn’t. From the moment you arrive and over the course of your career, Milbank provides several complementary levels of professional development. Macro-level programs establish a common foundation for all litigation and transactional groups; these run parallel with micro-level trainings which provide practice area specific knowledge. And as you progress, we make sure you’re adding key professional skills to your tool kit, from client relations and business development to negotiation, leadership and management.
“Milbank@Harvard was one of the key reasons I chose Milbank. Now, as an associate, I attended the program earlier this year and can safely say that it was the best professional development experience I’ve had. It was an intense and rewarding week, as well as a unique opportunity to get to know other Milbankers from offices all over the world, and to develop key legal and business skills. Can’t wait to go again next year.”
--Anna Thomander, Financial Restructuring Group Associate/London
“Milbank@Harvard was the most enriching professional development exercise I’ve experienced since becoming an attorney. As a senior associate, I frankly questioned how useful such a program would be for someone my year. Those concerns quickly disappeared. I was challenged to think in new ways on a professional, as well as a personal level. Months after having completed the program I regularly find myself trying to implement the tools given to me. The effort and dedication in putting such an intensive and comprehensive program together shined through.”
--Roland Estevez , Project Finance Group Associate/New York