London Legal Market Podcast
January 1, 2022
Hear Marjorie Lichtenberger of OCS discuss the state of the legal market for U.S. law students and grads in London with April Stockfleet, a recruiter based in Europe.
Washington, DC Legal Market Podcast
May 7, 2021
Hear Sara Dana of OCS discuss the Washington, DC legal market with Dan Binstock, a recruiter from Garrison & Sisson, Inc.
Thinking About Practice Areas (podcast)
March 11, 2021
In this podcast we'll cover how you should go about considering various practice areas to narrow down your list of employers.
Evaluating Offers: 7 Factors that Do NOT Matter
February 22, 2021
Congratulations on receiving offers–now how will you decide which firm is right for you? In this podcast, we discuss factors that should NOT factor into your decision-making process.
Stepping Stones: How to Make Your Summers Work for You
November 7, 2019
Listen to fellow students discuss how to structure your summers in order to make the most of your time here at HLS and set the stage for success in your career. Whether you are focused on public sector careers, private sector careers, are uncertain, or hope to work in both sectors, this program can help you plan your next two summers.
Women in M&A
November 4, 2019
This event, presented by the ABA’s Women in M&A Taskforce, features a panel of distinguished speakers who discuss their careers and why they chose M&A law as their profession, what is truth versus myth regarding opportunities and challenges, and what law students can do to learn more and ready themselves for a career in M&A.
Want to know what it is like to work at a small firm, rather than in Big Law? Think you might be interested in employment law or criminal defense? Hear from Alumna-in-Residence Ruth O’Meara-Costello ’06, Of Counsel at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP in Boston.
Litigation Practice: Noelle Reed ’96
June 4, 2019
Noelle Reed ’96 is the head of Skadden’s Houston litigation practice. She works across a number of areas including white collar investigations, securities litigation, and general commercial litigation. Prior to joining Skadden, Noelle was a trial attorney with DOJ’s Terrorism and Violent Crime Division as well as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Texas.
Corporate Practice: Ellen Ching ’07
May 8, 2019
Ellen Ching, a 2007 graduate of HLS is a partner in the corporate department at Paul Weiss in New York City. Ellen focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. She has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies in a broad range of industries and has been named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal.
Tips for Clerkship Interviews
April 3, 2019
Hear from HLS clerkship advisors and a panel of 3Ls about how to successfully prepare for and navigate potential clerkship interviews. Some discussion will focus on the hiring plan date this summer for current 2Ls, but 3Ls will find the basic principles also relevant.
Moving to the Business Side
April 2, 2019
Join OCS and HALB for a conversation with HLS Alum, Adam Rosenberg '93, who moved from legal practice to a senior investing role at Fortress. Learn about his career path and how you can position yourself now for a move to the buy-side.
Getting an In-House Job
March 28, 2019
Wondering how to land an in-house position either during the summer or later in your career? Join Shelbey Wright '92 of Raytheon, Scott Kirwin '01 of Fidelity, and Julia Coyne of Converse to learn what in-house legal departments are looking for, which practice areas are in demand, and how and when you can make the move in-house.
Energy Law: Neil Levy
March 16, 2019
Neil Levy is a partner in King & Spalding’s Energy Regulatory practice who is based in Washington DC. He represents power producers, marketers, developers, pipeline and distribution companies before federal and state agencies and courts of appeal. His work covers regulatory, litigation and transactional issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, and other laws related to the energy sector. Earlier in his career, Neil also served as a Trial Attorney and Attorney-Advisor in the FERC Office of General Counsel. He has been recognized in band one by Chambers Global for his expertise in energy matters.
Corporate Practice: Jonathan Benloulou ’05
March 15, 2019
Jonathan Benloulou '05 was a Partner in the Corporate Group in the LA office of Proskauer. His practice at Proskauer encompassed mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance and securities laws matters. Jon started his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and in this podcast touches on how corporate practice differs in those markets.
Meet Alumna-in-Residence Anjali Salooja '12, Associate Counsel at the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York. Ms. Salooja spoke with students about her experience with the NBA, as well as how she made the transition from law firm to in-house practice. Ms. Salooja was an associate in the corporate law department at Debevoise & Plimpton, where she worked with private equity firms on raising private investment funds, including buyout, mezzanine and emerging market funds, from 2012-2017. While a student at HLS, Ms. Salooja was a member of the International Law Journal, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law.
Pro Bono in Law Firms
March 7, 2019
Interested in continuing public service but want to gain experience at a firm? Want to learn more about how pro bono works at a firm? Hear four law firm attorneys' perspectives on working on pro bono matters at their firm. Attorneys from Cleary, Jenner, Ropes and Foley Hoag will discuss how their pro bono program is set up, how projects are staffed, and more.
Navigating Workplace Misconduct
March 6, 2019
Before heading out to your summer or post-graduate job, listen to a candid discussion about navigating workplace misconduct in the legal profession. Expert panelists discuss practical steps to take if you experience or witness misconduct.
Corporate Practice: Richard Fenyes ’95
March 2, 2019
Richard Fenyes ’95, Partner, Simpson Thacher, New York, NY Richard Fenyes ’95 is a Partner in the New York office of Simpson…
Banking Interviews: Michael Kagan ’08
January 24, 2019
Michael Kagan ’08 is a Vice President, Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Michael worked as a Tax Associate at Cleary Gottlieb in New York before transitioning to a career in investment banking at Goldman. Michael regularly interviews students and provides his insights on a successful banking interview.
Navigating a Return to Work
January 18, 2019
Whether you left law to raise children, care for ill parents, address personal matters, or switch careers, there is a way back in, even if you have been out for 10+ years. This program addresses how to frame your prior experience and your hiatus in order to move toward reentering the legal workforce. Patricia Hennessy is an HLS alumna who coaches individuals on all career related matters including re-entry. Lindsey Boyle is the Hiring Manager of the OnRamp Fellowship which is a national program that provides year-long reentry opportunities to lawyers.
Investment Management: Nicole Simon ’10
December 6, 2018
Nicole Simon ’10 is an investment management attorney in the New York office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. In this podcast, she gives an overview of the practice area, how she found her way to the practice area, and encourages students to explore this practice area even if they do not have a finance or business background.
Judicial Clerks Panel
November 8, 2018
Why would you want to clerk? What do clerks actually do? How does the job vary by type of court and judge? Why and how should you research judges in advance? What does the application process look like from the inside? How can you make the most of a clerkship once you have one? Hear the answers to these questions and more from recent clerks.
Acing 1L Interviews
November 7, 2018
What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume?…
Careers in Private Equity: A Conversation with Billy Gonzalez ’04
October 31, 2018
Join HALB and OCS for a conversation with Billy Gonzalez ’04, Senior VP at Audax Group. Learn how to make the jump from law school…
Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA and OCS
October 2, 2018
Listen to the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices. Hear from OPIA and OCS staff and learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for J.D. students.
Podcast: The Pre-EIP Economy
July 16, 2018
Get up to speed about what's going on in the legal market by joining Mark Weber, Assistant Dean for Career Services for a discussion on the legal economy.
Alumni Webinar: Your Job Search
June 18, 2018
Your Job Search, presented by Elaine Ventola of Naomi Beard & Associates, is a comprehensive guide to your post-graduation career search, whether you are two…
White Collar Litigation: Giselle Joffre
May 29, 2018
Giselle Joffre is a partner in Foley Hoag's Litigation Department, specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and compliance consulting for clients in the healthcare and financial services industries. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Giselle was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, where she specialized in the prosecution of healthcare fraud. Giselle began her career at Ropes & Gray in Boston. She says that one of the rewards of white collar litigation is getting to the advocate on the substantive issues quickly and conducting internal investigations that allow you to shape the narrative of the case.
Podcast: Callback Interviews Overview
May 23, 2018
In this podcast JD Adviser Yih-hsien Shen will give an overview of the callback process, including scheduling, what to expect, and how to prepare. She will also talk briefly about the post-callback process: waiting for, and considering offers. We also encourage you review Callback interviews for more in-depth coverage of the issues discussed in this podcast.
EIP Intro For Transfer Students (Podcast)
May 23, 2018
Congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard Law School! Get up to speed on the Early Interview Program at HLS with this podcast exclusively for transfer students. This podcast will help you navigate the logistics of EIP and get you prepped for a great EIP week.
White Collar Litigation: Mythili Raman
May 16, 2018
Mythili Raman is co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. She spent the first part of her career at the Department of Justice including most recently as the head of DOJ’s Criminal Division.
Investment Banking: Edward Manheimer ‘03
April 6, 2018
Edward Manheimer ’03 is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley working in Power & Utility M&A. Before transitioning to investment banking, Eddie worked as an Associate at Proskauer Rose in New York for 3 years.
Beyond Biglaw: Careers at Small Law Firms
April 4, 2018
Thinking about alternatives to practice at a large law firm, now or in the longer term? Listen to alumnae Megan Siddall '09, Ruth O'Meara Costello '06, and Sharon Lincoln '02 and learn about their practices at smaller firms. Ms. Siddall represents clients in white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation matters at Demeo; Ms. O'Meara Costello represents clients in Title IX, criminal defense and employment law matters at Zalkind, Duncan, & Bernstein; and Ms. Lincoln advises clients on tax issues as part of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group at Casner & Edwards, Each of them took different paths from HLS to their current positions, and will share their stories and advice with you.
Tech Transactions: Atif Azher
March 29, 2018
Atif Azher is a partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office. Atif’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and he has been recognized as a rising star for his work representing private equity clients. His representations involve software companies, internet retailers, and pharmaceutical giants, among others.
Careers in Data Privacy
March 23, 2018
“Data privacy law” is one of the hottest areas in private practice right now. But what exactly does the work entail? And where and how…
Tech Transactions: Jeffrey Neuburger
March 13, 2018
Prokauer partner Jeffrey Neuburger is co-head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in New York. Jeff advises companies on a myriad of issues ranging from use of social media, technology acquisitions, to blockchain and crypto currencies. He also represents companies in privacy and data security matters. In addition, Jeff also teaches E-Commerce at Fordham University Law School and is the co-author of two books on business, law and technology, as well as editing and writing for the firm’s New Media and Technology blog and the firm’s blockchain blog: blockchainandthelaw.com.
Securities Litigation: Dan Chung ’03
February 23, 2018
Dan Chung ’03 is a litigator and partner in the Washington, DC office of Gibson Dunn. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York and has a specialty as a trial litigator. Though not his only practice, a big part of what he does is securities litigation. When thinking about what you want to do in private practice, Dan advises law students to “start to think about ‘how can I be a counsellor or an advisor’ apart from being a lawyer… think about the skills or demeanor [needed in this respect].”
Mergers and Acquisitions: Lisa Haddad ’96
February 23, 2018
Lisa Haddad ’96 is co-head of Goodwin’s mergers & acquisitions practice and a partner in the firm’s Boston office. Lisa has been with Goodwin since the start of her career. In this podcast, she helps parse out the differences between “private M&A” and “public M&A” (Lisa explains that the distinction hinges on how is the buyer or seller in the transaction.) Lisa also says that “if you have an interest in this area, you should pick up the Wall Street Journal or business sections of other newspapers – there’s a lot of interesting stories about mergers and acquisitions and market dynamics and how that might be playing into whether, and what type, of deals are getting done.”
Securities Litigation: John Gildersleeve
February 21, 2018
John Gildersleeve is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on securities and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He started his career in litigation at Cravath in New York following a clerkship with a federal judge in the U.S. District Court, Southern District. When it comes to being a strong and successful litigator, he says “first of all, you need to enjoy writing, very much; maybe not to the extent of an appellate lawyer, where it’s the primary thing you do, but among trial court litigation practices, [securities litigation] tends to be fairly focused on writing.”
Investment Banking: David Kafafian ’18
February 15, 2018
David Kafafian ’18 will start as an associate with JP Morgan in the Fall of 2018 and serves as President of the Harvard Association for Law and Business. David spent his 1L summer as a summer associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis and his second summer at JP Morgan. Prior to law school, David worked as a consultant at IBM.
IP Litigation: Virginia DeMarchi ’93
February 12, 2018
Virginia DeMarchi ’93 is a Partner in the Litigation Group at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Virginia represents technology and life sciences companies in patent litigation and in litigation involving other forms of intellectual property.
Regulatory Law: Susan Lee ’02
February 9, 2018
Susan Lee ’02 is a Partner in the Healthcare Group at Hogan Lovells. Susan specializes in FDA work and works primarily with the pharma and biotech industries. Prior to practicing law, Susan served as a vice president for economic policy at a Washington, D.C. think-tank and as a consultant and manager at a premier global management consulting firm. In this podcast, Susan gives an overview of regulatory work and notes that regulatory work can be particularly attractive for those looking to develop a deep expertise in one particular subject matter and for those who are interested in the dynamics of a particular highly regulated industry.
Alumni-in-Residence: Annika Goldman ’10
February 7, 2018
Aniika Goldman '10 is the Director of Music Publishing & Business Operations at Spotify. She graduated from HLS in 2010. At HLS, she was part of the Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After clerking for Judge Algenon Marbley in the Southern District of Ohio, she joined Cooley LLP in NY as an associate in the litigation department. She practiced at Cooley for 3 years, after which she moved to an in-house counsel position at Spotify in November of 2014. After practicing in-house for about 2 years, she transitioned to become a content program manager at Spotify, a position she held for 1 ½ years before moving to her current role in May of 2017.
Management Consulting: Natalie Perez ’14
December 21, 2017
Natalie Perez '14 is an Engagement Manager in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Natalie works primarily with financial institutions. She worked as an SEO Intern at Cleary Gottlieb before law school and spent her 1L summer at the SEC and 2L summer working as a summer associate at Bingham McCutchen.
Management Consulting Student Perspective: Madison McGreal ’18
December 5, 2017
Madison McGreal '18 will start as a consultant in the Boston office of BCG in the Fall of 2018 and serves as a Management Consulting Chair for the Harvard Association for Law and Business. Madison spent her 1L summer at BCG and her second summer working as a summer associate at Ropes & Gray. Prior to law school, Madison worked for 2 years in asset management at BNY Melon.
Management Consulting: Tyler Vigen ’16
November 30, 2017
Tyler Vigen '16 is a Consultant in the DC office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At BCG, Tyler focuses primarily on the BioPharma industry. Many HLS students know Tyler as the creator of HLS Dope, a project he undertook while a student at HLS. He spent his 1L summer at a US Attorney’s Office and his 2L summer working as a summer associate at Winston & Strawn. He has also served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army and worked in retail before law school.
Acing Interviews for 1Ls
November 27, 2017
What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume? What are the most common interview mistakes you should avoid? OCS and OPIA attorney advisors will provide you with guidance about how to ace your interviews and land your 1L summer job.