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Eight Summer Associates Start at Koley Jessen


Koley Jessen has welcomed eight law students to the firm to participate in its summer associate program. Four are returning for their second summer at the firm and four are new to Koley Jessen this year. The twelve week program is comprised of 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 is of high value to our firm and its future success,” said Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen. “Implementing this program assists us in identifying individuals who are familiar with our operations and corporate culture and can help meet our long-term talent acquisition and workforce planning objectives.”

Joining Koley Jessen as second year summer associates are Alexander Clauson, Francisco Gomez-Mancillas, Nathan Patterson, and Jackie Tondl. Clauson attends the University of Nebraska College of Law, and Gomez-Mancillas, Patterson, and Tondl attend Creighton University School of Law.

Joining the firm as first year summer associates are Gabreal Belcastro, Catherine Lee, Jennifer Novotny, and Michael Pirnie. Belcastro and Novotny attend Creighton University School of Law, Lee attends the University of Iowa College of Law, and Pirnie attends the University of Virgina School of Law.

“We are very excited to kick off our summer program with these eight students,” said David Goeschel, Recruiting Committee Chairperson. “In the coming weeks, we hope to provide a valuable experience in which they will gain job preparedness, business knowledge, and a well-rounded understanding of the day-to-day practice of law.”

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 a strategically 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.

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