Although I have enjoyed all of my summer assignments at Bilzin Sumberg, I have particularly enjoyed my Corporate & Securities assignments. During last week’s mid-summer review, I expressed this interest to Jessica and Marshall. The next day, I was able to involve myself in two assignments that have given me an amazing exposure to what day-to-day Corporate work may entail.
In one assignment, Michael Levine and I are working with Steve Lear on the sale of a company. Steve and Ruben have been particularly welcoming to Michael and I and really make us feel a part of the “team.” Specifically, we are working on the due diligence aspect of the deal. This means that we are reviewing several agreements and analyzing them for specific clauses. In my other assignment, I am working with Andy Mendoza and Marshall Pasternack. Like Steve and Ruben, Andy and Marshall have been patient with all of my questions. However, in this assignment, instead of working on due diligence, I am helping to draft various forms that need to be produced in order to close the deal.
From the first day of the summer program, we were encouraged to take assignments from all of the practice groups. Doing so has allowed me to narrow down my interests. I would definitely encourage future summer associates to keep an open mind regarding practice areas. You never know, you just may end up liking Corporate work!