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Freshfields is an elite law firm with over 2,800 attorneys and other legal professionals in 27 offices who have built a reputation for breaking new legal ground, handling the highest-profile matters and solving our clients’ most complex corporate, regulatory and litigation challenges in the US and internationally.

Read a brief overview of our Summer Associate Program below.

Who is in our summer program

We will welcome 56 2L students representing 18 law schools in our 2023 Summer Associate Class – 39 in New York, 12 in Washington, DC and 5 in Silicon Valley.

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What to expect

Our 2023 summer program will run for 10 weeks, May 22 – July 28th. Follow the link below to see what we offer our summer associates. 

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Why Freshfields is a great choice

Freshfields is a great place to spend your summer and beyond. Our summer associates choose Freshfields for the opportunity to work with, learn from and be mentored by best-in-class lawyers on substantive and pro bono matters for blue-chip clients in an entrepreneurial and inclusive environment.

Please feel free to contact a member of our attorney recruiting team at with any questions.

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Where we have a summer program in the US

We will host summer associates in our New York, Washington, DC and Silicon Valley offices in 2023.

Key practices

Key practices include Antitrust, Investigations, Sanctions, CFIUS, International Arbitration, IP Transactions and Data Privacy & Security.

Key practices include M&A, Capital Markets, Securities & Shareholder Litigation, Data Privacy & Security, IP Transactions, Executive Compensation & Benefits and Antitrust.