Summer Associate Program

Since 1883, Vandeventer Black attorneys have provided internationally recognized services across a wide variety of legal sectors. We are committed to building quality long-term relationships, as evidenced by the longevity of our attorneys and staff.  We provide all the tools and resources necessary to launch a brand new legal career, or to bring an existing practice to the next level.  We strive to achieve a good work life balance, while still meeting the needs of our clients.  The firm offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. We invest in our attorneys’ professional development and support their involvement in our community.

Interested candidates, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of the Recruiting Committee at resumes@vanblacklaw.com.

Summer Associate Program

Our Summer Associate Program provides second year law students with a realistic perspective into the practice of law at Vandeventer Black. The focus of the program is to provide meaningful work opportunities, out-of-office legal experiences, and opportunities to network and socialize, while simultaneously fostering growth and development. The success of our program is evidenced by the significant number of our attorneys who began their legal careers at Vandeventer Black.

Partner Tony Mazzeo chairs the firm’s Recruiting Committee and oversees the Summer Associate Program. Summer associates receive training, work allocation and mentoring from the Committee. During a typical summer, our Summer Associates perform assignments in a number of the firm’s practice areas and have an opportunity to work with multiple attorneys. In addition to accommodating known areas of interest, our program’s work allocation scheme offers Summer Associates an introduction to new areas of practice they may not have considered exploring.

Vandeventer Black’s Summer Associate Program emphasizes the exposure of summer associates to the real-world application of the work they perform in the office. In addition to researching and drafting legal memoranda, assisting with deposition preparations and the myriad other “real work” opportunities available as part of our program, Summer Associates are encouraged to shadow attorneys at client meetings, depositions, and court, so that they can experience, firsthand, the impact of their work product outside our office walls.