Application for an Associate position with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Re: Application for an Associate position with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
I would like to apply for an associate position with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (‘Gibson Dunn’).
I find Gibson Dunn’s international presence and offices in major financial centres to be of a particular appeal as it will allow me to work in diverse international teams and present me with complex and interesting work that does not have template solutions. I feel that my language skills and knowledge of different cultures will allow me to forge successful relationships with the firm’s international teams, clients and other stakeholders. I have chosen to apply to Gibson Dunn because I believe that the relatively small size of its London office will present me with good levels of responsibility over my workload and enable me to work in highly integrated teams on cutting-edge matters. I find that the firm’s friendly, yet competitive culture will enable me to work with some of the leading lawyers to constantly set legal precedents and keep ahead of the competition.
I would especially like to work for Gibson Dunn because its London office offers full-service English and U.S. law capability. Being dually qualified in England and Wales and New York, I find this to be an exciting opportunity because it will not only allow me to learn how these jurisdictions interact but also present me with a chance to practice English and New York law and thus, facilitate my personal development as a successful international lawyer.
During my work experience as a legal assistant, I worked across many industries, practice areas and jurisdictions, which have not only developed my set of skills but have also given me a good working understanding of client requirements and different industries. I feel that this knowledge and commercial acumen will allow me to add value to my work and deliver cutting-edge solutions for clients. Having worked in teams of different sizes and cultures at a number of different law firms, I have acquired excellent teamwork skills and an ability to forge successful professional relationships. I possess very good organisational, time-management and problem-solving skills which I have developed whilst working on many challenging, demanding and high-value cases. These skills will enable me to organise my workload and prioritise competing deadlines to meet internal and external objectives. I have received direct exposure to prestigious clients including prominent high-net-worth individuals and shareholders and directors of large companies which has developed my client-facing skills and commercial awareness.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.