Application for a newly qualified associate position with Schulte Roth & Zabel
Re: Application for a newly qualified associate position with Schulte Roth & Zabel
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for a newly qualified associate position with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s London office.
I have chosen to apply to Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP because I am attracted by its truly inclusive, collaborative and collegiate culture. I feel that this culture will allow me to gain quality involvement in prestigious cases and provide me with high levels of responsibility in an environment where I will be able to work closely with the firm’s international lawyers. This aspect will not only enable me to apply my creativity and initiative to complex legal problems but also provide me with an excellent platform where I will be able to learn from the firm’s leading lawyers, which will assist me with my personal and professional development.
I feel that the firm will present me with an opportunity to work in one of the largest international law firms with the intimacy of a smaller office, which will allow me to get to know my colleagues and clients on a more personal level whilst still having access to the depth and breadth of the firm’s global resources. I find the firm’s unique focus on the financial services sector and its organic growth to be especially appealing because it will allow me to gain in-depth experience in this sector and learn from some of the leading lawyers in the industry. During my employment at a number of leading law firms, I have received some quality exposure to international banking and finance and corporate practice areas. I would like to build on this experience and specialise in the financial services sector. I feel that it would be an especially exciting time to join Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP because the UK’s exit from the European Union will make me a privy to some of the most complex and novel problems in the financial services sector.
Being qualified in New York and England and Wales, I believe that Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP will afford me the opportunity to apply my knowledge of New York law whilst working on international legal matters. During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.
I possess very good teamwork and communication skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.
I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.