NextGen is a cross-industry network with a difference.

In today’s complex and global business environment successful leaders must have a deep understanding of their clients, their customers and the wider world in which they operate. Good communication and people skills are a must. However, there are often too few opportunities to develop these skills at a peer level when you are advancing your career.


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Mayer Brown's solution is NextGen. The initiative, inspired by the firm's associates in London, gives the next generation an opportunity to connect and network with their peers across a variety of sectors.

Network for tomorrow's leaders 

“I had been involved with a similar scheme before," said James Morris, a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in London and NextGen committee member. "It was really successful and I still have relationships with some of the contacts I met through that network. NextGen stands out because it's not solely a platform to socialise. It's a professional network for tomorrow’s leaders. We want to challenge the way we work by better understanding the developing technologies that will impact the businesses of the future.” 

Members from all sectors 

The network is keen to welcome new members from all sectors. And you don't have to be a lawyer to join. If you are keen to develop your career and want to connect with peers from a range of industries, this is the network for you.

It is a community where you can network, share ideas and have a dialogue with others about common business and development themes. We want to create a space where the potential leaders of tomorrow can develop their networking and relationship skills in a less pressured environment.

“NextGen highlights Mayer Brown’s commitment to supporting future talent,” explained Mayer Brown's London senior partner, Sally Davies. “The great thing about this network is that it is inspired and led by our associates. Connections across sectors are incredibly valuable. They build your network and encourage ideas to be shared across different industries, which stimulate innovation. NextGen will also host training, development and speaker events. I hope members enjoy being part of this community.”

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