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Mayer Brown Graduate Careers

This is Mayer Brown's law firm hub. You can find out about the firm and the type of clients it works with, as well as information surrounding their graduate opportunities. You can also research Mayer Brown's application process to ensure you are in the best possible position to make a competitive application. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown may not be the largest firm in the world, but it’s the only integrated firm with over 200 lawyers in its London, New York, and Hong Kong offices. These cities are the largest financial centres in the world, meaning trainees are exposed to clients all over the world and work on cases worth billions of pounds. 

While many law firms have offices worldwide and take a multinational approach, Mayer Brown is one of the few that prioritises trainee experience just as highly as international expansion. Join a training contract at Mayer Brown, and you'll join the firm's collaborative culture, sharing an office with a partner or senior associate who will ensure your successful development as a lawyer. 

What the firm says

Mayer Brown is a thriving, multinational law firm, working with popular brands on multi-million pound deals. The firm even advised Nestlé (who own companies like Nescafé, KitKat and S. Pellegrino) on a £1.8 billion pound acquisition. While the firm primarily focuses on banking and finance law and dispute resolution, it’s also top ranked in every single one of its industries. This success is aided by the high quality of its lawyers. For instance, the firm’s International Trade team includes former trade negotiators, economists and ambassadors on their list of skilled lawyers. Completing a training contract at Mayer Brown allows you to work on large, international deals with legal experts, allowing you to grow and develop both personally and professionally. 



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Diversity interests

Given the firm’s multinational approach, they are keen to ensure diversity among their lawyers. Past trainees have praised the fact that “everyone is encouraged to express themselves” via affinity networks for marginalised groups and diversity councils. Trainees are also encouraged to get involved in pro-bono work, with past trainees assisting with food banks and reading to school children. 

Trainees have praised the firm’s supportive network, commenting that there’s a focus on teamwork and it “feels like you’re doing it together.” They also receive plenty of responsibility and are encouraged to get outside of their comfort zone, with past trainees running meetings and working directly with clients.