Application for a newly qualified associate position with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Re: Application for a newly qualified associate position with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Dear Recruitment Team
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for a newly qualified associate position with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
I have decided to apply to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati because I am attracted to its focus and expertise in working with companies in highly innovative and fast-moving business sectors. I feel that this aspect will present me with very quality work that will see me work on complex and cutting-edge legal and business problems with clients of all shapes and sizes. Equally, the firm’s dynamic client base will allow me to understand the commercial landscape and drivers of businesses operating in different sectors, which will make for an exciting and intellectually stimulating work environment.
I find the firm’s strong global reach and its highly integrated and collaborative approach to working on cases to be very appealing because I will receive an opportunity to work with the firm’s professionals and clients from different countries and jurisdictions, which will allow me to understand the international mechanics of a legal matter as well as apply my creativity and entrepreneurial character to make a tangible contribution to each client. This will not only make my experience personally and professionally rewarding but also allow me to develop into a leading international lawyer.
The firm’s inclusive and collegiate culture will give me a chance 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 feel that the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit will expedite my development as a lawyer and allow me to leverage my strengths, experience and knowledge to the advantage of the firm and its clients.
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.