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Realize Your Best Future

When you join Paul Hastings you experience a future-focused culture that encourages and rewards original thought and new ideas. We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm committed to building on our already significant successes to be a market leader in our chosen practices.

We believe that our focus on everyone’s collective success will create individual opportunities for you to set a faster pace of growth for your practice and stature in the market. We are passionate about our open, inclusive, flexible work environment where we inspire each other to make the biggest impact on our clients and ourselves.

Joining us gives you the opportunity to help some of the world’s leading companies on some of their biggest challenges around the globe. You will also have opportunities to be a catalyst for change in your community, championing pro bono projects and CSR successes with the same passion and focus we bring to all our work. Together we can impact the world.


Training & Development

At Paul Hastings, we are dedicated to the development and growth of our lawyers, and we are committed to providing the resources necessary for success. In your role, you’ll be provided throughout your career with legal training, integration opportunities, career development, and performance management.


  • Lateral Partner Integration - Lateral partners are supported through a global platform to ensure a smooth transition, streamline communications, provide leadership opportunities, and optimize partner networks.

We offer over 950 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited training programs on a wide variety of basic and complex legal topics, such as:

  • Developing First Year Associates - Programming for first year associates helps them understand the firm’s vision and strategic direction, department goals and structures, how to increase their skills while delivering excellent legal services, and establishing professional relationships across the firm.
  • Guiding Mid-level Associates - We focus on communicating our firm’s business strategies, and how they map to associate development and advancement. We want to ensure our associates have an understanding of the paths to partnership, alternative career options, and individual career development plans.
  • Business Development - This multi-faceted, interactive program is designed to improve mid-level and senior associates' skills in developing and managing new and existing client relationships.
  • Academies - This multi-faceted, interactive program is designed to improve mid-level and senior associates' skills in developing and managing new and existing client relationships. It includes a full day of substantive training, coaching group meetings lead by a partner, a learning assignment, and the creation of an individual business development plan.
  • Legal Off-site Training Programs
  • Connecting with Firm Management - Firm management regularly meets with associates across the firm.


  • Career Coaching - We help our attorneys assess their skills, develop a personal career plan, assist in seeking additional opportunities for growth and mentorship, and guide you in your networking efforts.
  • In-house Counsel Opportunities - We offer an online system that serves as a clearinghouse for in-house counsel and other legal positions, and allows associates to confidentially search potential opportunities.

We believe in our performance management process to help our people hear valuable feedback aligned with individual professional development goals frequently throughout the year.

Our Culture


Dedicated to helping clients navigate their most challenging legal issues, significant and complex transactions and most critical disputes, Paul Hastings is a premier global law firm with elite teams in every practice area, jurisdiction and key geography.

Building a Diverse & Inclusive Culture

We foster a diverse, inclusive work environment—which enables us to provide clients with the innovative thinking of teams rich in talent, experiences, and creativity. Our Global Diversity Council hosts programs intended to increase cultural competencies and address key topics related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Supporting Our Communities

We seek out pro bono matters that make a difference in our communities, pursue sustainable business practices, and engage with environmental issues that impact us all.


Comprehensive Health Benefits

401(k) Plan *US only*

Progressive Parental & Fertility Assistance

Health & Wellness Programs

Professional Development

Executive Coaching & Mentorship

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Paul Hastings provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures.If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment: careeropportunities@paulhastings.com. Alternatively, you can contact Katherine Ford at +1 312 499 6291. NOTE: This email address is not for general employment inquiries. We will not respond to inquiries to this email address that are not related to requests for accommodated accessibility of our online application system by individuals with disabilities.

Note to search firms: All agencies must sign a Paul Hastings search firm agreement. Our search firm agreements are office specific. Candidates submitted by a search firm without an executed search firm agreement with the appropriate office will not be considered an applicant. All applicants must be submitted to a job posting through our online process. Resumes sent directly to Paul Hastings attorneys or the Talent Acquisition & Development Department will not be accepted or considered an applicant. If you would like to sign a Paul Hastings search firm agreement, please send a request to careeropportunities@paulhastings.com.

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