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faq's - summer associates

Who does the firm interview?

Where does the firm interview?

What should I bring to the on-campus or job fair interview?

Do you accept inquiries by mail?

Where is Herrick located?

Do I need to bring anything with me to the callback interview?

What does the callback process entail?

When will I hear back from the firm?

What is the firm's reimbursement policy?

May I visit the firm again after receiving an offer?

How many summer associates does the firm generally hire?

How long is the summer program?

Does Herrick allow split summers?

What is the summer salary?

Will I have a mentor for the summer?

Will I recieve feedback during the summer?

How much partner contact will I have as a summer associate?

What kind of responsibility will I have as a summer associate?

Is there a rotation process for the summer associates?

How do assignments get distributed?

Who does the firm interview?
Our on-campus and job fair interviews are open to second-year law students.  Our first-year associate classes are comprised almost exclusively of attorneys who have participated in our summer program.


Where does the firm interview?
In 2013, Herrick, Feinstein will participate in the following On-Campus Interviews and Job Fairs: 

  • BC/BU NYC Job Fair
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Cornell University Law School's New York Job Fair
  • Fordham Law School
  • Northeast BLSA Job Fair
  • NYU School of Law
  • St. John's University school of Law


Herrick will conduct a "resume collect" at Seton Hall University Law School.

What should I bring to the on-campus or job fair interview?
Please bring a current resume and a law school transcript to your interview.  If your contact information has changed since the resume was printed, please let the interviewer know.

Do you accept inquiries by mail?
Although we do most of our summer associate hiring through on-campus and job fair interviews, we are pleased to also accept unsolicited inquiries.  Please send your inquiry along with a resume and law school transcript to:

Alexis Waldor
Human Resources Manager
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
awaldor@herrick.com

Where is Herrick located?
Our New York office is located at 2 Park Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets.  Upon arrival at the building, please check in at the Lobby desk to obtain a visitor's pass.  You should then proceed to our Reception Area on the 21st Floor and ask for Charlotte Simon, Human Resources Coordinator.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the callback interview?
It is always a good idea to have extra copies of your resume and transcript on hand, particularly if the information has changed.

What does the callback process entail?
Students invited to the firm for callback interviews can schedule interviews for the morning or the afternoon.  Each student will meet with the Human Resources Manager and four Herrick, Feinstein attorneys.  The callback interview should not exceed 2 hours.

When will I hear back from the firm?
The Hiring Committee, which is comprised of partners, counsel and associates, meets at the end of the recruiting season.  We will make every effort to keep candidates informed of where we are in the process, and we encourage students to keep us apprised of their situations as well.

What is the firm's reimbursement policy?
The firm reimburses reasonable callback-related travel expenses (one night in a hotel, related meals and transportation) for students who will travel from out of town to New York City for their callback interviews.

May I visit the firm again after receiving an offer?
We encourage students holding offers to visit us again before making their final decision.  We do not reimburse for travel expenses related to these visits.  If a student is not able to visit the firm again, we will be happy to make arrangements for follow-up discussion with our attorneys by phone or e-mail.

How many summer associates does the firm generally hire?
Program size varies from year to year depending upon the firm's anticipated needs.  In 2011, the firm hired 4 summer associates; in 2012, we hosted 6 summer associates.

How long is the summer program?
The Summer Program length varies from year to year.  Our 2012 Summer Program was 8 weeks long.

Does Herrick allow split summers?
The firm does not allow split summers with other law firms.

What is the summer salary?
In 2012, we paid our New York summer associates $2,700 weekly.

Will I have a mentor for the summer?
Each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor and a partner mentor.  Many of our associate mentors were previously summer associates with the firm.  Mentors are available to assist the summer associates with any questions or concerns they may have.  Among other things, partner mentors provide "shadowing" opportunities throughout the course of the summer. 

Will I receive feedback during the summer?
Formal reviews will be conducted by the firm's Hiring Partners at the mid-summer point and at the conclusion of the program.  Areas covered by the written evaluation include:

  • Overall quality of work
  • Comprehension of assignment
  • Research and Analytical ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Clarity of oral and written communication
  • Creativity and Flexibility
  • Efficiency & Timelines
  • Attitude and Sense of Responsibility
  • Areas for improvement


How much partner contact will I have as a summer associate?
Generally, partners delegate assignments directly to summer associates.  They continue to work with the summer associates through the duration of the project.  Partners also participate in the program as mentors as well as attendees at various social functions throughout the summer.

What kind of responsibility will I have as a summer associate?
It is our goal to ensure that each summer associate is given substantive projects throughout the summer and are an integral member of the team.  Our summer associates should expect to perform the same types of tasks as our junior associates, to the extent that the rules of practice permit.

Is there a rotation process for the summer associates?
Herrick does not have a formal rotation system for the summer associates.

How do assignments get distributed?
Attorneys at the firm submit assignments to designated Assignment Partners who work with the Human Resources Coordinator to distribute assignments to the summer associates based on practice area interests, current workloads and the needs of the firm.