Associate Life

Nicolas Chia

Nicolas is a summer associate in our Palo Alto office. He expects to graduate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2018. Nicolas is on the board of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and will direct the journal's annual symposium next year. Last fall, Nicolas was an extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter Jr. of the Central District of California. Prior to law school, Nicolas helped develop a food-spotting smartphone application and an accompanying online magazine in Vancouver, Canada. Nicolas received his undergraduate degree in the life sciences and his master's degree in management and finance at the University of British Columbia.

Choosing WilmerHale

August 3, 2017 3:10 PM | Permalink

One of the reasons why I chose WilmerHale was because I didn't have to decide which department I wanted to join. Sometimes being committal is scary, especially when all you've taken is first year courses. WilmerHale recognizes this. As such, summer associates are encouraged to take on a variety of assignments...

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Ship Ahoy

July 18, 2017 12:31 PM | Permalink

One of the most exciting activities of this week was the Palo Alto office's annual summer sailing trip. On a Friday morning, the Summer Associates, along with several of the firm's attorneys, gathered by the docks in San Francisco. I was really excited to get on the water and secretly hoped that I would...

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Clinics, margaritas and more

June 30, 2017 10:10 AM | Permalink

It's been almost a month since I started at WilmerHale. Although everything is getting a little more familiar, I do admit that I still have to call tech support a couple of times a day. Some of the major events we attended these past two weeks included (1) the West Coast Summit, which you can read more...

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First days on the job

June 16, 2017 10:55 AM | Permalink

There is always a rush of excitement when embarking on unfamiliar territory. Becoming a summer associate at WilmerHale was no different. Walking into orientation was like the first day of high school. Worried if people would like me and nervous about falling on my face, I braced myself for what was...

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