Application for a newly qualified associate position with Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Re: Application for a newly qualified associate position with Willkie Farr & Gallagher
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for a newly qualified associate position with Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP’s London office.
I have chosen to apply to Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP because it has a very strong and truly integrated global reach. With offices throughout important financial centres throughout the world, the firm is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice. I feel that this international reach and presence will expose me to complex and interesting international work as well as allow me to work alongside some of the best local lawyers. All of this will make for a personally and professionally rewarding work environment.
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 culture of collaboration and cooperation to be a perfect fit for my personality and an excellent platform for developing into a successful international lawyer. I am particularly drawn to the firm’s entrepreneurially inspired and client focused collaborative approach because it will allow me to use my initiative and leverage my knowledge and experience for the benefit of the clients.
Being qualified in New York and England and Wales, I believe that Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) 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 developed my leadership skills.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.