Discovering Foley Hoag's Different Departments

July 28, 2017

By  Anna Snook

One of my goals when I started the summer at Foley Hoag was to take part in as many different types of projects as possible. I wanted to get a feel for the different work, departments and attorneys within the firm. I am glad to say that I have definitely achieved that goal this summer.
I started on my Business Department internship for the first few weeks of the summer, observing meetings and phone calls, conducting due diligence and drafting documents for one of the attorneys in the M&A practice group. I then worked with a few attorneys in the Litigation Department on a business development project, for which I did research to update a chapter within a treatise that one of the attorneys wrote about civility. From there I had opportunities to work on research projects within the Litigation Department, including both environmental litigation and intellectual property litigation. I also conducted research and wrote a memo for one of the attorneys within the International Litigation & Arbitration Department regarding the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Arbitration Rules. Beyond work assignments, there were many observational opportunities that gave me exposure to different types of work, such as the client meeting and hearing I attended for one of our pro bono clients seeking a restraining order extension.
All of the work I have done has been extremely interesting, and all the attorneys I worked with took the time to give me background information on the projects or cases. They were always willing to answer any questions I had. As the summer comes to a close, I truly believe that I have a good sense of the work that attorneys do within many of the departments.

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