Sullivan & Cromwell requires that a legal assistant be a college graduate (four-year degree) who is able and willing to make a minimum commitment of two years to the Firm and who is able and willing to work effectively with other legal assistants, lawyers and clients. Legal assistants must be willing to work a considerable amount of overtime when required by the activity level of the Firm. The Firm is especially interested in meeting with individuals who are academically accomplished, team-oriented and self-motivated and who possess excellent organizational skills. Candidates who are fluent in one or more foreign languages are particularly encouraged to apply. The foreign languages most important to the Firm’s practice include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Korean