Listen to our resident podcast hosts, Katie Gerasimidis and George Longworth, host informal chats with key members of the office to provide you with a deep-dive into culture and daily life.
TRAINEE INSIGHTS – PODCAST SERIES
Trainee Insights: Pro Bono Mini-Series – Felicity Kirk
13 January 2023
In this special edition of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London’s head of international pro bono, Felicity Kirk, provides an insight into the London office’s pro bono efforts and the variety of projects that Ropes & Gray’s lawyers can get involved in. Felicity also provides useful advice on how trainees can maximise their involvement in pro bono.
Trainee Insights: London Antitrust Partner – Annie Herdman
30 November 2022
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray antitrust partner, Annie Herdman, speaks about her journey to partnership, including the various highlights and challenges along the way. Annie shares her experiences of balancing work and life in a high-pressured environment, and provides advice on how to follow in her footsteps to build a successful career.
Trainee Insights: London Director of Human Resources – Beverley Sorsby
7 November 2022
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray director of human resources, Beverley Sorsby, shares her experience of nine years at Ropes & Gray in London. Beverley speaks about the nature of the trainee recruitment process, provides insights into the upcoming recruitment campaign, and discusses what Ropes & Gray looks for in prospective applicants.
Trainee Insights: Professional Development & Training Mini-Series: Skills and Approaches to Learning – Julia Robinson
13 April 2022
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London’s senior manager of professional development and training, Julia Robinson, shares crucial advice on how legal professionals at all levels can continue to develop their skills throughout their legal career. Julia’s insight covers a broad spectrum of useful tips from time management to utilising your emotional intelligence when communicating with others.
Trainee Insights: London Asset Management Counsel – Chris Townsend
10 February 2022
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London asset management counsel, Chris Townsend, speaks about life as a private funds lawyer and shares his experiences on how to make the best possible start as a junior lawyer and, most importantly, maintain that standard throughout a career. Chris also gives tips on how to achieve high performance at the junior level and offers valuable insights into how you can “work smart.”
Trainee Insights: London Office Managing Partner – Jane Rogers
20 December 2021
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London office managing partner, Jane Rogers, discusses the culture and strategy of the London office and what makes it stand out in the London legal market. Jane also details some of the key attributes required to operate as a trusted client advisor, both as an individual practitioner and as a member of the firm.
Trainee Insights: London Trainee – Katie Gerasimidis
18 November 2021
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London first seat trainee, Katie Gerasimidis, shares her insights about the graduate recruitment process and whether her experiences at Ropes & Gray so far align with her expectations before joining the firm.
Trainee Insights: Pro Bono Mini-Series: How to Get Involved in Pro Bono as a Trainee – Matt Martindale
6 October 2021
In this special edition of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London private equity associate and trainee supervisor, Matt Martindale, responds to a listener’s question about pro bono and explains how getting involved in pro bono activities can help trainees develop their skills.
Trainee Insights: London Private Equity Associate – Matt Martindale
8 September 2021
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London private equity associate and trainee supervisor, Matt Martindale, speaks with trainees Kwasi Yeboah and Emilio Fabrizi about Ropes & Gray’s unique training program and provides some tips and guidance on how to succeed as a trainee at the firm, and how to start to develop into effective associates from an early stage.
Trainee Insights: London Trainee Recruitment Partner – Rohan Massey
18 August 2021
In this episode of Trainee Insights, Ropes & Gray London training principal and data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Rohan Massey, speaks with trainees Kwasi Yeboah and Emilio Fabrizi about what makes Ropes & Gray unique, developments in the cybersecurity space, and reveals a past life as an actor listed on the International Movies Database.
Trainee Insights: London Trainee Recruitment Partner – Ruchit Patel
29 July 2021
Welcome to Trainee Insights, a new Ropes & Gray podcast series that’s home for discussions about life as a trainee or junior lawyer at Ropes & Gray London. In this inaugural episode, Ropes & Gray London trainee recruitment partner, Ruchit Patel, speaks with trainees Kwasi Yeboah and Emilio Fabrizi about the Ropes & Gray London training programme and application process, the importance of the antitrust practice within the firm, and '90s hardcore gangster rap.