Schulte: Daniel J. Blumenthal L’14
Daniel J. Blumenthal, University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2014
- Why I chose to start my career at [SRZ]
Firm fit. With every interaction I had with Schulte, I always walked away struck by the people. I knew Schulte did complex work, within a space that I found interesting, but the differentiator was that attorneys across levels and departments seemingly enjoyed each other’s company – both at work and socially. This remains true to this day.
- Practice area spotlight
Schulte remains one of the top firms to do Investment Management. The substantive experience and client access is unparalleled. You also get to work with a diverse set of clients, both in terms of where clients are in their lifecycles, but also their investment focuses. Every client of mine has very different issues, which makes for a great variety in my practice – no day is ever the same.
- Interview tips
Be yourself and know yourself, and display enthusiasm and a desire to learn. While the interview process can sometimes be a bit of a numbers game, I have always wanted to work with people who have a firm sense of self, are real people that can have a conversation (outside of the law) and also display an eagerness to learn. A lot of what makes a good junior associate is a good attitude – substance and greater responsibility is the byproduct of hard work and getting the little things right.
- A day in the life of a summer or junior associate at [SRZ]
The summer program is something the entire firm rallies around. It does an excellent job of acclimating summer associates to the Firm and allows summer associates to really get to know all attorneys across Schulte. The summer program is also designed to give summer associates a real sense of what it is like to be a junior associate at Schulte – I would not hesitate to give a summer associate the same type of assignment that I might give a first year.