As a returning Summer Associate–reflecting on the past summer’s orientation–I assumed my second orientation may be repetitive. This assumption proved incorrect on my second day, as I began working with David Schubauer and the Corporate Department on an acquisition.

My hands-on involvement in a complex acquisition this early in the summer speaks to the steep learning curve and real-world experience the summer program offers.  Jessica Buchsbaum’s in-depth knowledge of the summer associates–which resulted in her recognition that this project would suit me well–allowed me to apply my previously acquired financial knowledge in a legal setting.  I am looking forward to working on this assignment and to hit the ground running.