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Reed Smith

Our company in a nutshell

We drive progress through partnership. Our colleagues are focused on outcomes, are highly collaborative, and have deep industry insight that, when coupled with our local market knowledge, allows us to anticipate and address client needs.

Can you be purposeful, highly engaged, and offer our clients the levels of service that drives progress for their business?

Who we are

We are a global law firm, with more than 1,800 lawyers in 27 offices throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.

We advise decision-makers in many industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, and education.

Graduate careers

Ambitious and entrepreneurial graduates are rewarded at Reed Smith with a training programme that is supportive, challenging and exciting, offering unparalleled client and international secondments. Our unique culture, which allows trainees to turn passions into careers, is one of the reasons our lawyers remain with us for such a long time, moving seats, jobs roles and even countries, but sticking with the firm.

Discover more about UK graduate openings HERE.

We offer stimulating work in an informative, challenging and busy environment where your contribution counts from the year before you join, with our unique MA/LPC programme, through to the end of your training contract. With four seats over two years, you choose the practice or industry group areas you would like to experience, as well as benefiting from a client or international secondment. Our intake per year is 25, meaning that at any given time, we will have 50 trainees in total.

In addition to training to introduce you to our practice areas, you will attend on-going training on updates and developments with the partners and associates. We are also keen to allow you to develop your own coaching and mentoring skills, so encourage our trainee cohorts to mentor those more junior to them on the MA (LPC with Business).