Thursday will likely be one of the most memorable days of the summer associate program. The best way to summarize the day is that it involved sugar, spice, and everything nice! Here are the highlights:


Several members of the firm have a sweet tooth and a few are very talented bakers! Over the summer, we  completed a dessert preference survey sent to us by Jessica Buchsbaum. Jessica and Paul VanderMeer had a dessert bake-off and the summer associates were the judges! Stay tuned for more details and pictures in Jerry‘s blog post next week. Let’s just say there was plenty of sugar consumed.


It should come as no surprise that many of the members of this firm are loyal fans of Miami sports teams- particularly the Miami Heat. Thursday was Game 1 of the NBA Finals and the beginning of the Heat’s quest for a ThreePeat. (What a great time to be in Miami!) The Culture Committee announced that it was Heat Pride Day and all employees were able to show their support for the Heat by wearing White Hot Heat gear and jeans! (Heat/Spice… see what I did there?)

Everything Nice

Finally, the day ended with a Wine & Cheese welcome reception in which all Bilzin Sumberg employees gathered to socialize and greet us. We were individually introduced to the firm by our mentors. It was a great experience and opportunity to meet many of the wonderful people at Bilzin Sumberg!

The first week has flown by. We have been through several training and informational meetings, picked our first assignments, met our mentors, and most of us have already had tag along opportunities with attorneys. We are off to the start of an incredible summer at Bilzin Sumberg.