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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

8 vacancies
16 trainees
43 partners
150 staff

Greenberg Traurig is a multidisciplinary law firm and prides itself on its reputation for client focused service and building long-term relationships.

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More info

We are currently recruiting for our September 2026 trainee intake. Please see the below details on how to apply. The application window will close on Monday 22 January 2024. 

At GT we are looking for enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and commercially minded graduates. Our work is challenging, and as a result we expect candidates to have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for our 2026 intake you need to be ready to start the PGDL in September 2024 or the SQE1 and 2 in September 2025. In order to be eligible to apply for a 2026 training contract you must be one of the below:

  • currently in the penultimate or final year of your law degree;
  • in the final year of your non-law degree;
  • a law or non-law graduate; or
  • a law or non-law graduate who has already completed the PGDL, LPC, or SQE.  

If you are interested in applying, you will need to submit your CV together with a one page covering letter explaining why you are interested in becoming a trainee at GT to [email protected]

2026 recruitment timetable

Candidates should ensure that they are available on these dates before applying:

Applications are currently open and will close on Monday 22 January 2024. 

Candidates will be notified by no later than Friday 23 Febuary 2024 if they are being invited to the next stage of the recruitment process. 

Assessment days (which will require a full day in our office) will take place in the week commencing 13 May 2024.

Please ensure applications provide full details of your educational qualifications from A levels (or their equivalent) onwards, including the results obtained. Please provide details of the modules studied on the LPC or SQE and details of all results per module achieved to date.

How to apply

Applications to

Miss Gisela Scarsella

Method of application

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a different kind of law firm. Our London-based lawyers are united by a spirit of innovation, not bound by tradition.

Our strong entrepreneurial culture means that we listen to our clients'​ needs and respond, swiftly and effectively. We put together the right team of lawyers to help with each unique challenge and opportunity, delivering tailored, commercial, senior-led legal advice that makes the best business sense for our clients.

Built from the ground up, lawyer by lawyer, our rapidly growing team is here to help our clients'​ businesses.

We help UK and international clients in many different sectors on a range of matters across the legal spectrum, drawing also on the global resources and reach of Greenberg Traurig, one of the world's largest law firms.

In short, Greenberg Traurig in London has forged a reputation on high-value deals and projects. The team provides legal services with clarity, efficiency, cost certainty and, above all, without ever losing sight of clients'​ commercial objectives. Recognised for providing trusted legal advice, our team of lawyers is consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Globally GT has more than 2650 lawyers in 47 locations across the United States, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

GT runs a one week, unpaid work experience programme in the London office during the Easter and summertime. Our programme is open to those in their last two years of compulsory schooling, or students taking post-16 courses. 

If you would like to find out more about our work experience programme, please email [email protected]

With our broad geographic and practice platform, trainees will find wide-ranging professional opportunities as they start their legal careers at Greenberg Traurig. We use creativity to educate – and ultimately empower our new lawyers. In addition to our mentoring programs, we provide our new associates with high-level training in client management, business development, collaboration, and cultural skills. Our success hinges on our ability to develop a class of lawyers who can adapt to our clients’ emerging needs, and through entrepreneurship and rewarding initiative we provide our incoming attorneys with the resources necessary to meet that goal.

We empower lawyers at all levels to shape their own careers. Our recruiting program is designed to identify students who are eager to create their own opportunities and encourage them to seek new areas of practice that excite them.

The training programme offers four six-month seat rotations across our practice groups and also provides the opportunity for a client secondment. Our trainees sit with their supervisors on a daily basis and are given access to real client work. Our programme is supported but two training shareholders who meet with our trainees regularly to provide additional support and guidance.

The Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) is the new route to qualification for solicitors in England and Wales. Prospective solicitors are required to pass this new centralised assessment which is divided into two stages, SQE1 (functioning legal knowledge) and SQE2 (legal skills) prior to starting your two years' qualifying work experience with GT.

Although it’s no longer a regulatory requirement by the SRA, all non-law prospective trainees will still be required to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) before commencing the SQE.

We will provide trainees with a complete training programme to complete their SQE1 and 2 prior to starting their training contract at GT. We also provide an additional preparation for practice course which enables you to focus on your transition from academic study to legal practice.

From the start, we have believed that diverse viewpoints drive innovation and produce smarter ideas for our clients. Diversity is more than a core value: diversity is in our DNA. In 1967, our founders, faced with religious discrimination, established a new kind of law firm where everyone was welcomed.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion roadmap is comprehensive, strategic, and proactive. We continuously strive to reach short-term actionable goals that drive long-term change.

If you are offered a training contract, GT will fund your SQE training through our preferred training provider. We will also provide a maintenance grant whilst you study.

If you are a non-law graduate and need to complete a PGDL course, this will also be funded by GT.

  • Corporate
  • Funds
  • Real estate
  • Litigation
  • Capital markets
  • Banking & finance
  • Restructuring
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

The Shard Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
Phone: 020 3349 8700
Email: [email protected]
Training programmes offered:
  • Training contract/QWE
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: 2:1
Start salary: £50,000
Fees paid for:
  • SQE
Retention rate: 88% (2023)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Albany
  • Amsterdam
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Berlin
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Delaware
  • Denver
  • Doral
  • Dubai
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • London
  • Long Island
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico City
  • Miami
  • Milan
  • Minneapolis
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Northern Virginia
  • Orange County
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Sacramento
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Silicon Valley
  • Singapore Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tokyo
  • Warsaw
  • Washington DC
  • West Palm Beach
  • Westchester County
  • PILnet (Public Interest Law)
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • UK collaborative pro bono plan
  • InterLaw Diversity Forum