A World of Reasons to Work at Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown hires experienced lawyers throughout the year to meet the needs of individual offices and practice areas. Once you join us, you can count on receiving the support and the opportunities you need to thrive at Mayer Brown and in the legal profession. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, specific to each of our regions.

Our lawyers bring a diversity of personal histories, cultures and experiences, contributing to a dynamic, energizing and inclusive environment in which to practice law. Because we are a large and growing global firm, you'll find expanding local and international opportunities to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes.

You'll also find colleagues who are ambitious, hard-working and focused but who believe in having lives outside work. A robust array of pro bono work and community and environmental initiatives enhances our lawyers’ careers. Often, these initiatives are started by individual lawyers with a passion for a particular cause.

Our lawyers say the people and the culture are the best things about working at Mayer Brown. Take a closer look at what we have to offer.

"Mayer Brown’s culture encourages lawyers to chart their own path. To advance, you have to put in the time and effort, and do excellent work. But you also need opportunities to share your opinion, take chances, step outside your comfort zone, make mistakes, ask for help and feel supported in your practice and your life. Throughout my career, Mayer Brown has given me these opportunities – and more."

Britt Miller, Partner-in-Charge, Chicago

"Since joining the EU Regulatory practice of Mayer Brown, I’ve had the opportunity to work on the front line in challenging high-profile cases alongside talented lawyers enjoying an unsurpassed reputation worldwide. Being a global firm, Mayer Brown provides a truly international working environment. It also succeeds in keeping a collegial atmosphere, making it a great place to work."

Dr. Thomas Delille, Associate, Brussels

"As an associate in our global finance practice, I enjoy working on complex and interesting transactions for sophisticated clients that challenge me to continually grow my knowledge base. The inclusive and collaborative environment that I experience daily makes Mayer Brown the ideal workplace for this kind of growth. I am proud to work among my talented and conscientious peers, who inspire confidence that Mayer Brown’s well-earned reputation will continue to push the firm to the forefront of the global market."

Kim Perez, Associate, Charlotte

"My focus, assisting private equity funds with obtaining liquidity for purposes of acquiring assets and making investments in locations around the world, provides a daily opportunity for me to help clients create and build their businesses. Each financing transaction has its unique challenges and obstacles, but the focus on collaboration and working toward a mutual goal shapes and guides every day of my practice."

Alexander Righi, Associate, Chicago

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Enhancing the Skills You Need to Succeed

Our learning and development ethos is simple: We aim to continually enhance the quality of the client service we offer by ensuring everyone has the expertise they need to work effectively and efficiently, both now and in the future. Reflecting this strong commitment to ongoing improvement in individual and team performance, our support constantly evolves to reflect changes in the legal profession. To help you navigate your career, expand your skills and deliver the best client service possible, we offer extensive learning and development resources tailored to every experience level and each region, including:


We believe the informal training that results from working on client matters alongside more experienced lawyers is invaluable to every lawyer’s development and growth. We supplement this with formal legal and professional skills training through in-person and on-demand programs, practice group meetings and self-study opportunities.

Our goal is to help you enhance a broad range of skills ranging from legal writing and editing, to oral advocacy and case management, to business development and people management. We also provide training to keep you abreast of current developments and unique issues of interest to your particular area.

We offer ample opportunities to network across offices and practices, and we host global programs designed to streamline the transition of newly promoted partners into their roles and strengthen critical leadership and management skills. International secondment programs also provide a unique opportunity to expand and enhance your skills and deepen your knowledge in a new region.

Coaching and Mentoring

To help you identify and achieve your career goals, we provide one-on-one and group coaching in areas such as career and business planning, maximizing mentor relationships, transitioning to and from leave, time management and effective communication.

We are committed to helping new lawyers transition to the firm, guiding mid-level lawyers in strategizing about career goals and working closely with senior lawyers approaching partnership. In addition, we offer formal and informal mentoring opportunities to provide valuable guidance and support as you integrate into Mayer Brown and progress in your career.

"I began my career as an intern at another law firm. From the moment I joined Mayer Brown, I was exposed to high quality legal cases, gaining hands-on experience. It’s a great place to be if you want to learn – fast."

Victor Galante, Partner, Rio de Janeiro

"Unusually, I started my career as a civil engineer. My construction experience helped me stand out in a tough industry but I also picked Mayer Brown because the firm offers full service. Now I’ve actually qualified for the Finance department."

Emma Sturt, Associate, London

"As a litigator, working at Mayer Brown challenges me and enriches my professional practice with exceptional know-how and experience."

Camille Potier, Counsel, Paris

Diverse, Supportive and Inclusive

At Mayer Brown, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization are critical to, and a natural result of, building a cohesive, successful law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment in which every member of the Mayer Brown team has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We recruit, develop and promote the highest caliber lawyers and business services staff and provide everyone with opportunities to realize their potential, regardless of race, religion, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Not only does this make sound business sense and empower us to better serve clients who span the globe, it’s simply the right thing to do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a hallmark of Mayer Brown's heritage and will help drive our future success.

"We share the belief of many of our clients that teams with varying viewpoints and perspectives are more likely to produce more complete, robust and innovative solutions."

Jeremiah DeBerry, Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, US

Learn more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Working Together to Make a Difference

Mayer Brown’s strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is part of our culture, our professional lives and the way we do business. We are involved in a wide variety of initiatives ranging from employability programs that increase access to the world of work, to environmental projects, to pro bono activities.

Through our CSR program, we work to understand the needs and priorities of our local and global communities and how we can best assist by offering our skills, experience, time and philanthropic support. Working together, we ensure that we contribute when and where it is most appropriate and where our support can have the greatest impact.

Lawyers, business services staff and clients are all welcome to participate in our CSR program as we strive to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our CSR program has five main areas of focus:
  • Charitable Giving
  • Community Service
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Pro Bono
  • Sustainability

"I spent two years in the Peace Corps in Belize before returning to Chicago and starting law school. I initially thought about going into public interest work but was told there were a lot of pro bono opportunities at Mayer Brown. I thought it was a good chance to follow my passion and develop a well-rounded career – that’s why I’m still here 11 years later."

Sarah Reynolds, Partner, Chicago/Palo Alto

"Corporate Social Responsibility runs through Mayer Brown and is truly a part of your life at the firm. I work with our people across the firm and see firsthand the pride they have when they engage in our CSR program."

Heidi Newbigging, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn more about our Corporate Social Responsibility program.




Rio de Janeiro
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Barbara Patti Mansur, HR Coordinator
T: +55 21 2127 1735

São Paulo
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Kalyani Madhusudanan Nagy, HR Coordinator
T: +55 11 2504 4642


Mexico City
Law Students, Lateral Lawyers
Lauren E. Murdock, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 713 238 2678

United States

Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Keyna T. Hoyte, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: 1 704 444 3602

Lateral Lawyers
Patricia Wright, Attorney Recruitment Administrator
T: +1 312 701 8439

Law Students, Lateral Lawyers
Lauren E. Murdock, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 713 238 2678

Los Angeles
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Andy R. Arica, Attorney Development and Recruitment Manager
T: +1 213 621 3958

New York
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Ashley Hamilton, Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 212 506 2765

Palo Alto
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Whitney L. Forbes, Attorney Development and Recruitment Manager
T: +1 650 331 2058

Washington DC
Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Erin Brainard, Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Telephone: +1 202-263-3036



Hong Kong

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363


Makiko Kobayashi, Office Manager
T: +81 3 4563 1421

People's Republic of China

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363


Belle Pannu, Office Manager
T: +65 6327 0231


Maythawee Sarathai, Partner
T: +66 2 108 8564


Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Lan Nguyen, Head of Operations and HR (Vietnam)
T: +84 28 3513-0330



Maria Galotchkina, Administrative Coordinator/HR Officer
T: +32 2 551 5960


Law Students & Lateral Lawyers
Guillaume Kuperfils, Partner
T: +33 (0)1 53 53 03 41


Frankfurt and Düsseldorf
Legal Business Services
Alexandra König and Lorena Völler
Human Resources
T: +49 (0)69 79 41 1212

United Kingdom

Lateral Recruitment
Cassie Carr, HR Manager – Recruitment
T: +44 20 3130 8796


Middle East


Lateral Recruitment
Cassie Carr, HR Manager – Recruitment
T: +44 20 3130 8796


We offer a variety of short- and long-term secondment programs that provide an excellent opportunity to gain new skills, learn a new international approach and network with colleagues in new regions. These temporary transfers are available to partners, lawyers, trainees and business services staff, and can be either business or employee initiated. 

Our goal is to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment in which every member of the Mayer Brown team has an equal opportunity to succeed. Our Committee on Diversity & Inclusion designs, implements and monitors the success of our wide-ranging efforts, which include women’s forums and networks, attorney resource groups, a diverse lawyers retreat, a diversity scholars program, outreach programs, mentoring events and other initiatives. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at our firm.

"Mayer Brown boasts a very broad practice backed by a diverse, energetic working environment, where ‘sustainable development’ is not just a buzzword. It's a great place to work."
-- Simon Au, Senior Associate, Hong Kong

We thrive on intellectually rigorous and challenging work, creatively anticipate client needs and enthusiastically value our cooperative and entrepreneurial environment. Our one-firm culture, integrated across all practices and regions, is characterized by integrity, team spirit and a commitment to delivering excellence in everything we do.

“From Paris to New York, I’ve worked in a number of different jurisdictions but it’s not just our global reach that has kept me here – it’s also the people. I’m a big believer in teamwork and collaboration. That’s what drives our firm’s success, so I love being part of a team of lawyers who support, encourage and push each other to be the very best we can be.”
-- Jean-Pierre Lee, Partner, Paris

The guiding purpose of our pro bono program is to attack systemic problems, locally and globally. We strive to help individuals rebuild and restore their lives, and we help industries and organizations address underlying issues and challenges. Our work ranges from helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions to addressing issues of prisoners’ rights, asylum, immigration and refugee law. Learn more about our pro bono work.

“Our pro bono program runs the gamut from individual representation of low-income individuals and the organizations that serve them, to high impact litigation and transactional matters. The program provides support, structure, and valuable skills development opportunities, while also allowing lawyers to pursue issues that they feel passionately about and to feel a part of their communities.”
-- Marcia Maack, Director of Pro Bono Activities, Washington DC

Mayer Brown announced that it has signed on to the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Well-Being Pledge to support efforts to improve general wellness, including the reduction substance abuse and mental illness in the legal profession. The firm is committed to fostering a healthy work environment, and it has implemented a well-being initiative that incorporates educational programs to raise awareness and provide resources to all lawyers and staff.

At Mayer Brown, outstanding lawyers are our greatest assets. We are committed to bringing lateral hires to our practice and creating an exceptional work environment for lawyers who join us. Given the ongoing growth of our office, we actively hire experienced associates throughout the year into specific practice areas.

To apply, applications must include a resume and transcript - email preferred. Duplicate applications are discouraged (please do not submit a hard copy in addition to an e-mail). You will be contacted by telephone or email if we are able to offer you an interview.


There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact CHA-Lateral-Recruiting@mayerbrown.com.


For more recruiting information, please contact pwright@mayerbrown.com.


There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact lmurdock@mayerbrown.com

Los Angeles 

There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact LA-Lateral-Recruiting@mayerbrown.com.

New York 

Corporate & Securities Associate

Seeking a mid-level (3rd - 5th year) associate to join the growing Capital Markets practice and to be based in the New York office. Specific background in capital markets work is required. Experience working on private placements, Rule 144A offerings, PIPE transactions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings of equity and debt securities, and continuous offering programs would be helpful. The capital markets practice staffs work across offices, and associates have the opportunity to assist with issuer-side and underwriter-side private and public offerings, as well as with ongoing securities disclosure matters, including 34 Act reporting and corporate governance matters. Major law firm experience, excellent educational credentials and a willingness to take on responsibility needed. Please submit all resumes and transcripts to NYC-Lateral-Recruiting@mayerbrown.com

Intellectual Property Associate

Mayer Brown LLP seeks Associate Attorneys with life sciences technical backgrounds for the Intellectual Property practice to represent clients in patent litigations in federal courts, the United States International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The position also encompasses transactional work such as pre-litigation assessments in the Hatch-Waxman and biosimilar (BPCIA) context and high-level strategic due diligence assisting mergers & acquisitions, collaborations and other similar ventures.  Specific technical backgrounds include biochemistry, chemistry, biology, molecular biology, and the like.

The position requires a Juris Doctor degree, and 2- 3 years of experience with assessing life sciences patent portfolios (or other strategic patent advising/prosecution); researching substantive and procedural legal issues in federal court litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO; conducting pre-suit infringement and validity investigations; drafting and responding to pleadings and written discovery requests and handling discovery disputes; managing document collection, production, and review; drafting discovery motions, summary judgement motions, and supporting briefs; attending and providing direct assistance during Markman hearings, depositions, and inter partes review oral hearings;  preparing invalidity and non-infringement contentions. Must be admitted to practice law in New York or another state bar in good standing and before the U.S.P.T.O.

The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials and big law firm experience. Please submit all resumes and transcripts to NYC-Lateral-Recruiting@mayerbrown.com.

Palo Alto

There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact PALLateralRecruiting@mayerbrown.com.

San Francisco

There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact PALLateralRecruiting@mayerbrown.com.

Washington DC  

There are currently no opportunities.

For more recruiting information, please contact rnewberger@mayerbrown.com. 

Brasília (T&C)*

For information on available opportunities in Brazil, please visit the Careers page on Tauil & Chequers Advogados' website.

*Associated Law Firm in Brazil

Tauil & Chequer Advogados was formed in 1992 and provides the whole range of legal services to several industries, offering its clients world-class, top quality services.

In December 2009, Tauil & Chequer Advogados entered into an association agreement with Mayer Brown. As a result, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown offers clients a unique combination of local strength and global reach.

We are looking for talented lawyers and support professionals to join us. Please click the link below to view our current opportunities.

Asia Recruiting Portal


We are always looking for lawyers, at all levels, who consider they can contribute to and benefit from being part of the team.

We currently have no vacancies.

All applications will be treated with discretion and should be addressed to Maria Galotchkina,


Mayer Brown has been advising locally based and international clients in France for the last four decades. Our Paris office brings together an intimate knowledge of the French corporate environment with the resources and experience of a major worldwide law practice to provide highly focused advice on domestic and cross-border transactions of all kinds.

For recruiting information for the Paris office, please contact: PAR-recrutement@mayerbrown.com.


We offer you varied, exciting and challenging tasks in our different practice groups. You may choose a specific focus and still experience the full spectrum of our global law firm. You will work on intellectually challenging matters in an international and collegial environment. This way we will create the basis for your future development and a long-term, successful co-operation.

Please send your full application stating your desired location/practice group to our Human Resources Department.

Download our recruiting brochure.

United Kingdom

We are continually looking for talented lawyers and support professionals to join our London office. Please search our vacancies below.

Current Opportunities

Mayer Brown’s Dubai office provides on-the-ground legal counsel to clients across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies on various inbound and outbound Middle East matters, including a wide range of intraregional matters.