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At Milbank, expect to...

  • Love the work
    18 months
    of practice rotations for new transactional associates, and intensive advocacy training for litigators
  • Feel valued
    1st
    In 1992, first NYC firm to offer health benefits to same sex partners
  • Make a difference
    50,000
    Pro bono hours by U.S. attorneys
Why Milbank

Redefining remarkable

A career at Milbank means complex work, unique challenges and inspiring results. It also means real collaboration and a supportive environment where you’ll learn and grow professionally and personally—and even have some fun along the way.

You’ll be challenged and your limits may be tested, but we can promise you’ll never be bored. Come work with us and help us continue to redefine remarkable.

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From day one at Milbank, I’ve been in the mix, contributing to cases, working side-by-side with partners. Even as a summer associate, 
I was given work that mattered—to the firm and to my education.

Vault Survey, 2015

Summer Associate Program

Invaluable experience

More than just a summer program—at Milbank, you get a microcosm of life at our firm. Professional development is fundamental to our program, just like it is for our regular associates. Practice area rotations and partner and associate mentors ensure that you learn firsthand about our work and culture. Your calendar will be packed with events ranging from private museum tours, to cooking classes, to lunches with partners and prominent speakers.

"One of the great things about being a clerk is having the chance to take ownership over a case and gain mastery over its contents. On a regular basis, Milbank leanly staffs its teams, and even as a junior associate I found myself as the go-to resource on a matter. I wasn’t expecting that kind of opportunity so early in a Big Law career, and it’s paid dividends in terms of skill and knowledge development."

David Marcou, Litigation associate (Clerk, Hon. Peter T. Fay, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit)

Lawyer Training & Development

Amplify your career

Exceptional people join Milbank. Then we help them take things to a whole new level.

Whether you’re a summer associate or a seasoned attorney, we provide ongoing training and development that reinforces a foundation for your career trajectory. You’ll build new skills, hone your instincts and learn valuable knowledge that will enhance your work and advance your career.

Expect training that’s varied, practical and that goes beyond the norm. From frequent lunch-and-learns, a robust mentoring program and tailored practice group trainings to our groundbreaking Milbank@Harvard, we take your professional development seriously.

Culture & Diversity

Added value

We know that unique perspectives and diverse life experiences combine for powerful results, and we recruit, train and mentor with this in mind. The result is an inclusive environment—one where everyone feels valued.

At Milbank we celebrate our individuality and the commitment to excellence that we all share.

Pro Bono

Committed with purpose

Redefining remarkable is only possible if we’re making a difference when and where we can. Milbank has helped those unable to pay for legal assistance for over 100 years, and we were among the first law firms with a partner dedicated to our pro bono practice.

We have the talent and resources to help solve a seemingly insurmountable challenge for an individual or organization, and we’re honored to do so as often as we can.