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At RK&O, we have a vested and personal interest in the professional development of each individual attorney. Here you will take charge of and shape your own practice, with support and guidance from the firm.  RK&O encourages and rewards collaboration across practice areas, and associates gain exposure to related and differing practice areas, allowing you to expand your horizons in new and exciting ways, while also working within your interests and specialties. Our size allows us to take into consideration the professional goals of each individual attorney so that we can help you build a successful career that you are passionate about. 

RK&O is the ideal environment for associates looking to work in a unique, collaborative, entrepreneurial environment. Our lawyers work with the same sophisticated clients as a large firm, but we provide the intimate environment of a small firm. Here associates take on challenging and stimulating work from the start. We take academically and professionally accomplished young lawyers and empower them to embrace a high level of responsibility early on in their careers.

We have a lean staffing approach and maintain a low partner-to-associate ratio, giving our associates, from day one, the opportunity to work directly with clients and to develop informal mentor relationships within the firm. Matters retain the same team of associates from start to finish, allowing us to build a strong relationship with, and understanding of, each client. Our associates serve as a key point of contact for our clients, often dealing with them directly on a day-to-day basis.

RK&O values self-fulfillment outside of work, and we are able to offer our associates a healthy, well-balanced quality of life. We strive to create an environment where our lawyers have time for their families, friends, hobbies and interests, which in turn creates a positive work environment.

At RK&O, you will be in the best position to develop as a lawyer, advance your skillset and grow your relationships very early on in your career. Our associates gain substantive hands-on experience that directly applies to their future careers, whether as partners of the firm, in-house counsel, at the SEC or anywhere else their paths may lead.

RK&O seeks exceptionally talented attorneys who are dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards and who are looking to practice in a firm that is truly different.


Please send cover letter, resume and transcript via mail or e-mail to:

Emerita Ruiz

Attorney Recruiting &
Development Manager
212.530.1875
eruiz@rkollp.com