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Milbank Graduate Careers

Welcome to the Graduate Careers page. Here you can learn more about what life is like as a graduate at Milbank. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Milbank

A career at Milbank is a career at a leading international law firm, with lawyers working across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US. Trainees work on high-profile, market-leading cases, ‘or cases that end up in the news’

So excellent is Milbank’s reputation that clients bring the firm their most complex, confident that Milbank will find a solution. Trainees even get the chance to work directly on these vital cases, receiving responsibility from day one.

Although this can sound nerve-racking, you’ll receive plenty of support from the firm. Trainees work in small teams, receiving support and guidance from associates and partners. You’ll flourish under first-class training and supervision, and the firm’s small trainee intake means you’ll feel like a valued member of the team. One junior lawyer noted that ‘your ideas and thoughts on cases are taken seriously’

Trainees complete four, six-month seats, across any of the firm’s practice areas, which include Capital Markets, Litigation & Arbitration, and Real Estate. Trainees also receive plenty of support when it comes to developing professional skills, with Milbank offering communication, career management and presentation support. A past trainee said that Milbank provides ‘an exceptional level of expertise and support’.

Trainees also appreciate the firm’s ‘meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion’. Milbank has a range of network groups for underrepresented communities and holds an annual Diversity Week spotlighting these groups. Milbank is also particularly passionate about pro bono work, and it is one of a few firms requiring all lawyers to complete a minimum of 25 hours of pro bono work each year. A small sample of Milbank’s pro bono work includes: helping low-income abused women with divorces and custody arrangements, arguing criminal appeals for the wrongfully convicted and securing financial payment for Holocaust survivors. 

What the firm says

Milbank is a premier international law firm handling high-profile, complex cases and business transactions through 12 offices worldwide. The firm’s offices work together on an integrated basis, giving an extraordinary global presence and allowing them to serve a client base that includes the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Milbank is internationally recognized as a leader in major corporate/finance transactions (such as M&A, structured finance, banking, capital markets and project and transportation finance), litigation (including complex commercial, intellectual property, securities and white collar), financial restructuring, and trusts and estates.



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