Koley Jessen Welcomes Summer Associates
Koley Jessen has welcomed nine law students to the firm to participate in its summer associate program. Three are returning for their second summer at the firm and six are new to Koley Jessen this year. This program involves three rotations through different practice areas and provides the students insight into the private practice of law as they participate in ongoing client matters. By summers end, they will have experienced such things as attending court hearings, trials, depositions, the closing of a transaction, and client meetings in addition to working on legal research and writing projects.
“Our summer associate program continues to play an essential role in our recruiting efforts and growth strategy,” said Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen. “The program is designed to provide valuable ‘hands on’ experience and expose our summer associates to our culture. The ultimate objective is to identify and get to know hardworking, client service focused law students who can fill our entry level hiring needs.”
Joining Koley Jessen as second year summer associates Taylor Cammack, Casandra Langstaff, Paige Gade, and Lucas Whited. Cammack and Gade attend the University of Nebraska College of Law, Langstaff attends Creighton University School of Law, and Whited attends the University of Iowa College of Law.
Joining the firm as first year summer associates are Alexander Clauson, Francisco Gomez-Mancillas, Nathan Patterson, Carly Thelen, and Jackie Tondl. Clauson attends the University of Nebraska College of Law, Gomez-Mancillas, Patterson, and Tondl attend Creighton University School of Law, and Thelen attends the University of Iowa College of Law.
“Every year we look forward to bringing on the summer associates,” said David Goeschel, Recruiting Committee Chairperson. “Being a multi-discipline firm, they receive a wonderful cross section of training and this exposure to different practices helps them determine what career path they may enjoy pursuing.”
Koley Jessen’s summer associates will be matched up with a mentor who will be a resource for them throughout the program and will be a part of training sessions aimed at providing them practical examples and experiences. They will also receive feedback on their work as they cycle through the various rotations. This experience helps the students determine what areas of law are of interest to them and helps the firm connect with high-quality entry-level attorneys.
Koley Jessen is an aggressively growing law firm serving the needs of business owners, executives and professionals around the country. For businesses of all types, we are active partners who provide multi-discipline counsel to help our clients achieve personal and business success.