Associate Life

Lauren Mercer

Lauren is a summer associate in our Denver office. She attends Harvard Law School and expects to graduate in 2018. As a member of Harvard's Board of Student Advisers, Lauren serves as a teaching assistant and 1L mentor. Before law school, she gained experience in a variety of industries, working as a congressional staffer, ski instructor, legal secretary, insurance professional, and cheese monger, among other things. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism and political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Skills for Success as Summer Associate

August 3, 2017 1:19 PM | Permalink

If you are reading this blog post, chances are that you are probably a law student considering applying to be a summer associate. Before starting at WilmerHale this summer, one of the biggest questions on my mind was: What knowledge and/or skills do they expect me to possess coming into this job? So,...

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Pro Bono Project

July 18, 2017 12:14 PM | Permalink

Throughout recruiting and my early weeks at WilmerHale, I consistently heard that a commitment to pro bono work is one of the firm's guiding principles. That was important to me in choosing to summer here. While I may not be working full time on social justice causes like some of my law school classmates,...

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The West Coast Summer Associate Summit

June 30, 2017 9:51 AM | Permalink

Whew! I just returned from a whirlwind couple of days in Palo Alto, California for the West Coast Summer Associate Summit. WilmerHale brought the summer associates from the Denver, Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices together for two days of training and networking. I had been looking forward to the summit...

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Why WilmerHale Denver?

June 16, 2017 10:12 AM | Permalink

Welcome to my summer associate blog! I'll be popping in periodically throughout the summer with updates on life in WilmerHale's Denver office. I'm a rising 3L at Harvard Law School and am interested in environmental law and litigation. I lived and worked in the mountains near Vail, Colorado for eight...

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