Selendy & Gay seeks exceptional lawyers who want to practice at the top of their profession. We are the right firm for you if:
You love the law: For us, the law is not just a job, it is a calling. Our attorneys love working hard to solve the most complex problems, resolve the highest-stakes disputes, and help make new law. Excellence in the practice of law is our guiding principle.
You want to learn legal practice: We constantly train our associates in all aspects of litigation and trial practice, giving them meaningful experience on significant cases from the beginning, including depositions, oral arguments, and trial work. We recruit only the best associates, support them with highly skilled staff attorneys (who tackle much of the document and discovery work assigned to associates at other firms), and hold our partners accountable for giving associates leadership roles.
You want to learn the business of law: We educate associates in the fundamentals of client service and in nurturing professional relationships that can grow into client relationships. We include associates in meetings with prospective clients and in building creative plaintiff-side cases.
You believe in diversity and inclusion: We are committed to opportunity that is truly equal. We launched with identical numbers of female and male partners, the firm’s equity is owned 50/50 by women and men, and our partnership includes prominent diverse and LGBT attorneys. We recruit diverse associates and give them meaningful experience and a path to leadership. We are working with law schools to participate in and sponsor affinity groups that reflect this commitment.
You believe in collaboration: We respect and support each other. This culture enables us to share ideas, workshop strategies, and help each other solve complex problems, creating the best results. To encourage fresh thinking and collaboration, we maintain informal spaces—including a café, an outdoor terrace, a wellness center, and an on-site gym—where attorneys can get out of their offices, reenergize, and brainstorm with their colleagues.
You believe in doing well by doing good: We believe in public service. Our attorneys participate in public interest work, including pro bono matters and cases in which we partner with not-for-profit or public entities.
We seek applicants from all backgrounds. We are interested in new law school graduates, attorneys who have completed judicial clerkships, and attorneys who have worked at other top private or public interest law firms. We also welcome attorneys with stellar credentials and experience who stepped “off-track” but now wish to reenter practice at the highest level. All applicants must have outstanding academic records.
We offer associates salaries and benefits that equal or exceed those of other top law firms.
To apply to join us as lateral associate, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to email@example.com.
To apply to join us as a summer associate, please sign up to interview with us on your law school campus in the Fall. If we are not conducting interviews at your law school, please submit a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.