Judicial Clerks

Cadwalader welcomes former judicial clerks to join the firm as associates and encourages law students who join us each summer to consider the experience a clerkship has to offer prior to joining the firm. Many of our attorneys have served as judicial clerks, including for the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeal, and United States District Courts.

A judicial clerk who joins our Litigation or Financial Restructuring Department directly after completing an Eligible Clerkship (defined below) will receive a bonus in an amount based upon the length of the term of the clerkship. Bonuses for clerks joining any other department and for any other clerkship will be considered on a case-by-case basis and decided by the relevant Department Chair(s).

Class credit will be given for all purposes, including compensation and promotion, for up to two years of an Eligible Clerkship for former judicial clerks who join our Litigation or Financial Restructuring Department after their clerkship. Class credit for judicial clerks who join any other department or for any other clerkship will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the relevant Department Chair(s).

"Eligible Clerkship" shall mean a clerkship of not less than one year at a United States federal court or the highest division of a state's court system.

View our former judicial clerks.

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