Why join Haug Partners?

Why Haug Partners?

Joining Haug Partners means becoming part of a firm with a 20-year track record of developing and delivering pioneering legal solutions and exceptional multidisciplinary legal services, often in complex, high-stakes matters. Our team of skilled attorneys use their extensive technical expertise, legal acumen, and business judgment to consistently deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.

Joining Haug Partners means joining a firm that wholeheartedly invests in your future. In addition to an industry-leading compensation and benefits package, we also provide ongoing mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities.

Professional Development & Work Assignments

Haug Partners prides itself on turning junior attorneys into experienced, capable, and well-rounded legal practitioners.

Mentorship is a critical piece of our commitment to our associates’ professional development. Associates work directly with partners throughout their careers at Haug Partners. This immersive hands-on training and one-on-one mentoring starts at the beginning of the summer associate program and continues for our full-time associates.

Haug Partners provides numerous formal training opportunities for our attorneys:

  • Practical oral advocacy skills (direct and cross examinations, oral arguments, etc.) are honed in Haug Partners’ state-of-the-art mock courtroom in the New York office.
  • Our Practice Group leaders work with associates to develop and conduct in-house CLE workshops that keep our attorneys up to date on the latest legal developments.
  • Our attorneys also have unlimited free access to the seminars, workshops, live webcasts, and on-demand learning tools offered by the Practicing Law Institute, a continuing legal education organization.

Unlike many other firms, Haug Partners assigns responsibilities for junior associates on a merit basis, with a less rigid emphasis on seniority. When one of our associates demonstrates the initiative, desire, and ability to tackle a particular project, they are given that opportunity much earlier in their career than their counterparts at other law firms. For example, it is common for junior associates to interact with clients and opposing counsel, substantively contribute to writing briefs and other documents, take and defend depositions, and play meaningful roles in trials and hearings. A centralized Workflow Committee coordinates associate workflow across all offices to ensure that attorneys are kept busy with varied and challenging assignments.


Haug Partners LLP is committed to promoting diversity, excellence, and inclusion within the legal industry and to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that allows the firm to better serve its life sciences and technology clients around the globe. In keeping with this commitment, Haug Partners is pleased to partner with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (“LCLD”) 1L Scholars Program to offer a unique opportunity for one outstanding first-year law student who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity, excellence, and inclusion within the legal profession to work with the firm during a 1L Scholars Summer Program.

The selected student will participate in an innovative ten-week program during the summer of 2024 and will be included in all aspects of the firm’s Summer Program, including training, mentoring, work assignments and social activities. Upon successful completion of the 1L Scholars Summer Program, participants will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as a 2L summer associate in 2025. The student also will be enrolled in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program. This opening not only offers the law student the opportunity to work with leaders from Haug Partners, but also to network with lawyers from other LCLD member organizations. Please click here for the full program description.

Participants in the 1L Scholars Summer Program will:

  • Fully participate in Haug Partner’s 2024 Summer Program in the New York office;
  • Have an opportunity to be paired with an LCLD Fellow who will serve as a mentor (for a minimum of one year);
  • Experience projects from both in-house and outside counsel perspectives; and
  • Attend the LCLD 1L Scholars Virtual Experience starting June 4, 2024.

Number of Positions: 1


Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this opportunity:

  • Currently enrolled as a first-year law student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school; and
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

Application Process

To apply, please email the following documents to

(please write in the subject line of the email “1L Scholars Summer Program Applicant”):

  1. Cover letter (please indicate your interest in the program)
  2. A personal statement setting forth your commitment to or interest in promoting diversity, excellence, and inclusion in the legal profession, including any obstacles you may have faced or any examples illustrating your commitment to the same;
  3. Resume;
  4. Undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcript;
  5. Writing sample from first semester law school legal writing course; and
  6. First semester law school grades (Note: You may apply prior to receiving your first semester grades; upon receipt of your grades, please e-mail an unofficial transcript to to complete your application.).

The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Please note that Haug Partners prefers that students have a technical background.


The weekly salary for participants in the 1L Scholars Summer Program will be the same as 2L law students participating in the firm’s Summer Program. The weekly salary for our 2024 summer associates will be equivalent to the weekly first-year associate salary in New York as of the inception of our program. For example, the weekly salary for our 2023 first-year associate class in New York is approximately $3,900 per week.


If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact

Summer Associate Program

Our summer associate program is a 10-week snapshot of life as an associate at Haug Partners. The program emphasizes practical training and real-world experiences, combined with social activities to get to know the firm’s attorneys and staff.

Our summer associates work on real pending matters, not hypothetical academic exercises. Our primary goal is to introduce our summers to the rigorous and exciting working environment of Haug Partners. Summers work directly with partners and associates, and receive real-time training and feedback. Each summer candidate is also formally partnered with an associate mentor who provides guidance on all aspects of life at Haug Partners.

Our summers get to know their Haug Partners colleagues through social activities, such as lunches and dinners with our attorneys, firm parties on our office’s outdoor terrace overlooking Central Park, local sporting events, wine tastings, and cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Our summer program is based in our New York office—just steps away from Central Park—but our candidates also visit Haug Partners’ other offices during the summer program. After graduation, summers who join Haug Partners may choose to work in our New York, Washington, D.C., or West Palm Beach offices.


As a summer associate at Haug Partners, I was able to get an accurate picture of working at the firm, experiencing first-hand the value the firm places on its associates. I had the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and substantive projects with a group of very talented lawyers. I was amazed by the amount of responsibility I was given over the course of the summer. From the very start of the program, I was put on high-profile, high-stakes patent cases, where my work was used and relied upon by the teams. When I returned to the firm the following year as an associate, I was able to rejoin those teams I helped during the summer and see those cases all the way through trial and post-trial briefings.

A unique attribute of Haug Partners’ summer program is that summer associates are encouraged to diversify their legal experience and gain opportunities in all of the practice areas available at the firm, rather than limiting their exposure to a single legal field like patent prosecution or IP litigation. As a summer associate, I not only worked on litigation matters, but I was also able to work on pharmaceutical regulatory, licensing, transactional, and patent prosecution matters.

Haug Partners takes a vested interest in the development of its summer associates by providing them with real opportunities for growth and guidance through its summer mentoring initiative. I did not just spend my summer writing memos, but I was able to attend client and expert meetings, Markman hearings, and depositions. Aside from the substantive work opportunities that I was offered, the firm planned fun events around NYC – cooking classes, wine tasting, sporting events, and team activities to name a few. Not only was I able to explore a new city, I got to know my potential colleagues. Overall, I was able to determine that Haug Partners was a place I could work at and build my legal career. I cannot imagine a better summer experience.

I lateralled to Haug Partner in 2019 to further bolster the Firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Counseling Practice. From my initial interviews to receiving an offer, the entire experience was engaging and professional. Throughout my experience, everyone was warm, welcoming, and genuine. I ultimately chose Haug Partners because the Firm showed sincere interest in investing in my growth as a lawyer. Since joining, that interest has proven real.

As a Haug Partners associate, you are not simply tasked with assignments—you become an integral member of a team. From day one, I was given a seat at the table, working on cutting-edge, complex cases, helping to solve clients’ bet-the-company issues alongside outstanding and strategic lawyers. On any given day, I may be crafting litigation strategy, performing legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, and preparing for trial or appeal, to advising and assisting clients in regulatory and compliance matters.

Through its size, Haug Partners has successfully cultivated a uniquely collaborative environment, where an open-door policy is the norm and everyone is eager to support each other. I have been incredibly fortunate to advance my career through mentorship from partners, as well as fellow associates. People ultimately make up a firm, and the people at Haug Partners—partners, associates, scientific advisors, and staff alike—are the kind of people you want to work with every day.

Pro Bono - Haug Partners Gives Back

Haug Partners brings its expertise and considerable resources to bear in standing up for veterans, low-income individuals, and non-profit/charitable organizations that lack the resources for adequate legal representation. Haug Partners participates in numerous pro bono organizations, including Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Innocence Project, the Volunteers of Legal Service, the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, and the New York City Corporation Counsel. All attorneys, regardless of level, are encouraged to devote a portion of their time to pro bono matters.
To facilitate and encourage associate involvement in pro bono endeavors, Haug Partners provides up to 100 hours of full billable credit per year for attorneys to work on pro bono matters.

Compensation & Benefits

Haug Partners structures its salary and bonus packages to meet or exceed those offered by the country’s top law firms. We offer a 401(k) plan, profit sharing, dues reimbursement for bar associations and professional organizations, judicial clerkship bonuses, attorney-referral bonuses, and relocation reimbursement. Benefits also include vacation, parental leave, comprehensive subsidized insurance, and a transportation program. Our total compensation and benefits package is among the most generous in the legal industry.

Even the hardest working attorneys need a break now and then. Haug Partners provides all associates with no annual cap on vacation days to use at any time and for any reason.

Haug Partners also has formal leave policies for bereavement, jury duty, voting, volunteer emergency responders, military service, military spouse visitation, bone marrow donations, blood donations, witnesses and victims of crimes and children’s school-related events.

Haug Partners offers all associate attorneys and scientific advisors up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full salary in connection with the birth, adoption or foster placement of a new child. Haug Partners also provides breastfeeding mothers with a private, comfortable location to express milk during work hours.

Haug Partners offers a free Employee Assistance Plan that provides information, counseling and referral services to all regular full-time employees and their dependents who may be experiencing personal stress, need help with family care or have personal, workplace or legal/financial concerns.

Haug Partners offers all attorneys subsidized health and dental insurance, fully paid life insurance and long-term disability coverage, disability salary continuation plans, and voluntary short term disability. We also offer optional vision insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plans to defray healthcare expenses.

Haug Partners offers a Pre-Tax Transportation Program to mitigate commuting costs. We also provide free car service when traveling home after normal business hours.

Green Initiatives

Our offices provide sweeping views of New York’s Central Park, Washington D.C.’s Farragut Square, and West Palm Beach’s Lake Worth Lagoon. Yet Haug Partners keeps its carbon footprint small. All of our buildings are LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. These certifications reward our offices’ energy efficiency (monitored online in real-time), our optimization of air quality and climate control to maximize occupant comfort with minimal energy use, and our adoption of sustainability programs and policies such as “green” cleaning, integrated pest management, and building-wide recycling programs.


Haug Partners provides our attorneys with the tools to work efficiently, wherever they may be. We maintain a cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that enables our attorneys to seamlessly access their office desktop environment anywhere in the world from any computer or mobile device. These systems complement the firm’s work-from-home policy, which allows attorneys to work from home when circumstances prevent travel to the office.

Recruiting Contact

To apply for a position on our team,
please submit a cover letter, resume
and transcript(s) to:

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