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SUMMER PROGRAM

SUMMER PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL

Our summer program (U.S. offices only) is designed to provide an accurate picture of what life is really like as an associate at the firm. What does that mean?

  • Work on real assignments for real cases.
  • No long, generalized research assignments.
  • Broad variety of experiences: writing motions, attending depositions & trials.
  • Participation in client meetings.
  • Preparation of witnesses.
  • At least one assignment in an area of your choosing.

Summer Events

Summer events are a great way for summer associates to get to know partners, associates and each other. Click on an office location for a list of typical summer associate events.

Event Map
San Francisco
San Francisco
  • San Francisco Giants game
  • Concert at The Greek Theater
  • Cooking school in North Beach
Northern California Combined Events
Northern California Combined Events
  • Napa wine trip
  • Scavenger hunt through the streets of San Francisco
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
  • Waterski trip, trampoline event
  • Summer party at a partner’s home
Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES
  • Disneyland
  • Magic Castle
  • trapeze school at the Santa Monica Pier
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago Cubs game, cooking school and beer tasting at Goose Island Brewery
  • Chicago Cubs game
  • Cooking school and beer tasting at Goose Island Brewery
New York
New York
  • Color War (an all day QE-based scavenger hunt, field events in Madison Square Park, and QE Trivia at the firm’s unofficial watering hole)
  • Hampton's Day (golf, wine tour, and the beach followed by a clambake)
  • Korean BBQ and Karaoke in Koreatown
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
  • Go-kart racing
  • Outdoor rock climbing at Great Falls Park
  • Potomac Dinner Cruise

Rose Bowl Party

In Los Angeles, over 1,000 clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates attend our annual Rose Bowl Party. It's our very own private carnival on the field of the Rose Bowl. There are rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics! The party starts in the early afternoon and continues until late at night.

Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.
Quinn Emanuel’s clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates enjoying rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics at our annual Rose Bowl Party.

Annual Firm Hike

Full time associates & partners are invited on an annual firm hike that is subsidized by the firm at an exotic location. Past destinations include:
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Durango, Colorado
  • Billings, Montana
  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Olympic National Park, Washington
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Wind River, Wyoming
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Zion Canyon, Utah
  • Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska
  • Mt. St. Helens, Washington
  • Dolomites, Italy
  • The Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
Quinn Emanuel’s partners, associates and summer associates hiking together during the annual firm hike.
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Our 2017 Summer Associates

Firm wide in 2017, we welcomed 6 summer associates from:

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Stanford Law School
UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW
UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Penn Law UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL

Summer Associate Testimonials

Each year we ask summer associates to describe their experiences at the firm. If you would like to read what former summer associates say about the firm.

See All testimonials

I can’t speak more highly of the people at Quinn. They are smart, fun, and passionate about their work.
Rebecca Eckert-Fong (2014) San Francisco Summer Associate
The time flies because you are constantly doing meaningful, useful, and interesting work.
Anthony Marzocca (2014) New York Summer Associate
Quinn provides summer associates with the unique combination of a laid back, friendly office atmosphere and substantial responsibility on high stakes litigations.
Peter Benson (2014) Washington, D.C. Summer Associate
There is no fake work—so I learned a lot about workload management and self-sufficiency, and I was challenged every day.
Julia Choe (2011) Los Angeles Summer Associate
I still can’t believe how open all the partners and associates were to giving me assignments, feedback and guidance.
Yoav Simchoni (2012) San Francisco Summer Associate
Cutting edge legal issues. High stakes cases. Brilliant attorneys. This is what I encountered at Quinn. By day one, I was working on a Supreme Court brief for one of the biggest IP cases in history. By the end of my summer, I had worked on an appella...
Leonidas Angelakos (2016) Summer Associate
My summer experience exceeded all my expectations! From day one, I felt like I was part of a team. It started off on a high note when during the first week I sat in on a deposition. I was brought onto the cases and given substantive work to complete ...
Mariah Trisch (2016) Summer Associate