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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • 2 vacancies
  • 4 trainees
  • 13 partners
  • 57 staff

About Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The London office of an international law firm covering all areas of commercial law with particular strengths in corporate finance/restructuring, technology, employment and real estate.

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More info

Applications to commence solicitor training in September 2024 opened on 10 December 2021. The deadline for receiving applications is 15 July 2022 and interviews will take place in August/September 2022.

Applications to

Mr Stephen Llewellyn

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Faegre Drinker is a top 50 US firm designed for clients. With more than 1,300 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, United Kingdom and China, we serve clients in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries. We have the strength to solve the most complex transactional, litigation and regulatory challenges. We partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering comprehensive and customised advice that advances their most ambitious objectives.

In London, we have 37 lawyers and a total staff of 57.

Types of work

Our focus in London is on advising clients which range from Fortune 500 companies to high quality emerging companies meeting their legal needs, both domestically and internationally.

Corporate: includes mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, management buy-outs, joint ventures, private equity, flotations (IPOs), fundraising and corporate reorganisations. We have particular expertise in advising on AIM listings.

Business litigation: general commercial litigation with a growing emphasis on mediation and arbitration, much of which is international.

Commercial: a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP matters for a diverse client base. Our expertise also covers franchising, outsourcing, international data privacy, e-commerce and digital media.

Employment: advice on a broad range of employment issues from recruitment to dismissal and also on employers' duties on business sales and reorganisations, share option and incentive plans, global mobility and immigration and termination issues such as redundancy, unfair and wrongful dismissal and restrictive covenants.

Real estate: advice on all aspects of property investments and management, development and finance, as well as corporate real estate issues.

Who should apply

We are looking for motivated people not only with strong academics, but who are also team players with good all-round ability, common sense and ambition. In addition, strong communication skills and an appreciation of our clients' commercial interests are essential.

We offer a number of one week vacation placements over the summer months during which you will be given an opportunity to experience first-hand the work undertaken day-to-day by our trainees across our practice groups.

The London office is split into five main practice groups. We offer training in those groups and trainees will assist a number of partners or solicitors within any group. This provides a good breadth of experience and you will quickly become integrated within the firm. Our aim is for trainees to be one of the team and to have responsibility (subject to appropriate supervision) at an early stage. We provide some in-house training and trainees are encouraged to attend outside lectures and courses where appropriate. Appraisals are undertaken every three months.

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

7 Pilgrim Street, London, EC4V 6LB
Phone: 020 7450 4500
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 22
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £45,000 (September 2021)
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • London
  • BPP Legal Advice Clinic
  • Hackney Community Law Centre
  • LawWorks
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • The Advocates for Human Rights
  • The National Pro Bono Centre
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • City Solicitors' Educational Trust
  • Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership