“I chose RLF because I truly felt at home the moment I walked in the door for my callback interview. As a summer associate, my assignments were intellectually stimulating and I felt like I was a valuable member of the team.”

-Kevin Kidwell, 2020 Summer Associate

“My summer associate position at RLF allowed me to work with attorneys who are the best in their fields and get hands-on exposure to a variety of assignments in different practice areas. More than that, I found amazing mentors, wonderful summer classmates, and a family at RLF. It was one of the BEST summers, filled with meaningful work and fun experiences!”

-Anastasia Bowes, 2020 Summer Associate

“I chose the RLF summer program because I wanted to be exposed to a high level of practice without needing to be in a big city. RLF has a close-knit culture while simultaneously working on the forefront of corporate law.”

-Melissa Lagoumis, 2020 Associate

Law Students & Associates

practicing at richards layton

Richards Layton offers attorneys the unique opportunity to work on globally significant matters at a firm that feels more like a small town.  With a partner to associate ratio of about 1:1, our junior attorneys receive personal attention, intellectual challenge, and early responsibility.  As recognized by Law360 and major ranking directories, the firm stands out in almost every major Delaware litigation venue.  And by standing out in Delaware, the home of corporate law, the firm stands out nationwide.

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Richards, Layton & Finger Welcomes Former Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross

Richards, Layton & Finger Welcomes Former Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross

quick facts

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One location—Wilmington, DE—with approximately 160 lawyers

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Associate starting salary: $175,000/annually. Summer associate salary: $3,365/week.

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Each summer associate is mentored by a director and an associate

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The firm pays all health insurance premiums for you and your dependents

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The firm contributes to associates’ retirement accounts annually after completion of their second year of practice

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New associates get $10,000 bar study stipend, plus bar review courses and exam application fees

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On-site, state-of-the-art fitness center, open 24/7 and free to all employees

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Associates are eligible for partnership (director) consideration after 8 years

  • On-Campus Interviews

    Samantha Stern

    Hiring Manager

    T 302.621.7700

    We will be conducting virtual on-campus interviews in early 2021. If your school does not appear on this list, we encourage you to submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to our hiring manager, Samantha Stern, at stern@rlf.com.

    School Date
    Columbia January 12
    Cornell (Virtual Job Fair) January 20
    Delaware Minority Job Fair January 9
    Drexel January 22
    Duke January 13
    Georgetown January 21
    George Mason January 27
    George Washington January 29
    Howard January 27
    Iowa January 27
    Maryland January 27
    Michigan January 14
    Notre Dame January 12
    Penn January 11
    Penn State Dickinson February 2
    Penn State January 19
    Temple January 22
    Tulane January 21
    Vanderbilt January 28
    Villanova January 20
    Virginia January 14
    Washington & Lee January 12
    Washington University in St. Louis January 21
    Widener February 3
    William & Mary February 2

    Watch the video below to learn some on-campus interview tips from our firm’s president, Doneene Damon, and chief legal talent officer, Melissa Lennon.

  • Professional Development
  • Summer Program
  • How to apply
  • Lateral Opportunities

Nate Stuhlmiller discusses Takeaways from the 2020 Tulane Corporate Law Institute

Nate Stuhlmiller discusses Takeaways from the 2020 Tulane Corporate Law Institute

pro bono

Richards Layton attorneys are committed to serving their community through pro bono work and volunteer efforts. This commitment starts early: our associates are encouraged to join the firm’s pro bono teams in their first year. The teams offer many opportunities to serve, from representing marginalized and underserved members of our community to advising and sitting on non-profit boards. Richards Layton is the Delaware member of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, and through Lex Mundi our attorneys can assist national and global organizations with pro bono matters. The firm understands the importance of pro bono work, and our pro bono program gives attorneys the opportunity to use their time and talents to enrich others as well as themselves.

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Diversity & Inclusion

At Richards Layton, we value diversity in everything we do. From our senior leaders to our newest hires, from our clients to the organizations we support, diversity is our strength. Our president is the first African American to lead a major Delaware law firm, and many diverse individuals are in leadership roles throughout the firm. Richards Layton is an active sponsor of organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession. Our attorneys serve as mentors to diverse first-year law students, and we participate in a program focused on hiring diverse first-year law students as summer associates. And our commitment goes beyond law students and associates, as we work to support diversity at every stage of our lawyers’ professional development.

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Samantha Stern

Hiring Manager

T 302.621.7520

 

Melissa Lennon

Chief Legal Talent Officer

T 302.621.7750

 

Michael D. Allen

Chair, Hiring Committee

T 302.651.7760