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Freshfields is an elite law firm with over 2,800 attorneys and other legal professionals in 29 offices.

We've 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.

Learn more about who we are below.

Who is in our summer program & what to expect

We will welcome 94 summer associates (86 2L students, 8 1L students) representing 28 law schools in our 2024 Summer Associate Class – 63 in New York, 19 in Washington, DC and 12 in Silicon Valley.

Our 2024 summer program will run for 10 weeks, May 20th – July 26th. Follow this link 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 2024.

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.