Application for Investment Funds Associate Role with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Re: Application for Investment Funds Associate Role with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for investment funds associate role with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.
I am applying for this role because I am attracted by the prospect of working with a diverse base of prestigious clients operating across multiple business areas. The process of structuring, documenting and negotiating innovative transactions will offer me quality work and an opportunity to apply my creativity and skills to devise cutting-edge solutions for each client. I believe that this role will present me with plenty of international exposure by working with the firm’s international offices and allow me to leverage my language skills as well as my previous knowledge and experience to the advantage of the firm. In my previous roles, I have received some exposure to real estate financing and the financial services industry through the litigation spectrum by working on high-value disputes involving business partners, investors and banks. I am now very keen to get involved with the transactional side of asset finance. During my time at [law firm], I worked on an IPO matter for a luxury goods company. I was responsible for amending the prospectus and attended the closing. I found transactional work very interesting because it provided me with quality exposure to the client’s business and important strategic decisions against the backdrop of legal and regulatory framework.
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.
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.