Drew Eckl & Farnham is an environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset, and collaboration. Each member of our firm brings a different set of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to create the unique culture that embodies our firm. And we know that our firm is a product of its people.
At DEF, our priority is to ensure each member of our team has the tools available for them to reach their maximum potential. We know that your professional growth and development makes us stronger too.
By allowing each person at Drew Eckl & Farnham to be authentic, we reach a result that is unlike any other. Each individual brings attributes that results in an innovative, trustworthy, and inclusive environment.
Summer Associate Program
We routinely hire second year law students as summer associates. We encourage our summer associates to explore all of our 18+ practice areas. You will receive hands-on legal experience that includes depositions, trials, and legal research in various practice areas.
The decision of where to accept a summer associate position is not one you take lightly, and we don't either. Our summer associate program is about you. Whether you are looking for a big firm with a small firm feel, diversity and inclusion, or simply a path to partnership, we have you covered.Summer Associate Program
Our summer associates work with both partners and associates. Our needs for summer associates vary from year to year, but what does not change is the valuable experience our summer associates gain during their time at Drew Eckl & Farnham. We know you are busy with classes, extracurricular activities and jobs, but we want to prepare you for your dream career. At Drew Eckl & Farnham, you will not only receive hands-on experience, but also insight to a culture unlike any other.
You can submit a resume online, or look for on-campus interviews at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Emory University, Mercer University, and at the SEMJF.
1L Diversity Fellowship
At Drew Eckl & Farnham, we understand that we have both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to maintain a culture that nurtures a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Drew Eckl & Farnham 1L Diversity Fellowship is one of many diversity programs we utilize to promote diversity here at our firm and in the legal profession at large.
Featured Job Posting
Position Title: Associate
Position Location: Atlanta, GA
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summary of Duties: Draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements between U.S. businesses and foreign entities located in various global regions. Advise clients on matters governed by international law or by the law of a non-United States jurisdiction, including rights and obligations relating to international business transactions, corporate compliance, intellectual property, marketing initiatives, procurement, and taxation. Provide advice regarding legal practices and customs particular to specific international jurisdictions. Perform work on U.S. legal matters in association with and/or under the direct supervision of a partner admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia. Participate in client engagements and a broad array of cross-border corporate and commercial matters, including representation of buyers and sellers in international stock purchases, asset purchases, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Draft agreements, conduct due diligence reviews, and coordinate deal closings. Perform general research and writing as required. Advise clients regarding risks associated with transacting business in foreign jurisdictions and minimization of same. Determine applicable corporate governance standards in non-United States jurisdictions and establish and maintain processes, policies, and procedures for client’s international business activities. Provide training to clients on international legal risks and emerging legal trends. Coordinate internal and external legal services for clients’ international business units.
Qualifications: This position requires a Master’s degree in Law plus 4 years of experience in the job offered or 4 years of experience as an international business law consultant. Requires professional experience with: international corporate and transactional legal domains within Latin America; international business transactions within Latin America; legal practices and customs in applicable international jurisdictions; public speaking; drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements; corporate compliance; business entity formation and maintenance; participating in presenting at existing and potential client seminars; corporate governance/compliance direction and performance tracking; contract negotiation and drafting as related to international, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and commercial agreements; analyzing, interpreting, and communicating legal and business strategies based on applicable legal requirements for/to non-legal audiences; and legal research and writing. Also requires experience with advanced quantitative business modeling in Excel, including pivot tables, VLookUp, discounted cash flow analyses, and statistical regression analyses—which may have been gained concurrently through graduate-level coursework, research, or teaching experience.
Please send resume with requisition number to: [email protected]
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discharge, compensation, or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, or on the basis of disability if the employee is qualified and can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.