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Prepare to progress in a role where your impact on the business is always valued.

Our vision is boundless and to ensure our clients receive excellent service, our team is committed to provide the highest level of support to our lawyers.

All our offices worldwide foster an environment in which individuals can achieve their full potential. We go beyond normal activities to support each other and share knowledge, information and skills to ensure we work seamlessly.

If you are interested in working for a legal practice that is invigorating, motivating and challenging and which encourages the open exchange of ideas, then you will want to apply to Allen & Overy.

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Our departments

Business Development and Marketing

Business Development and Marketing

We provide a global capability of effective, coordinated and decisive legal advice. In order to achieve this we require high quality support for Allen & Overy's activities. As with all our support functions, Business Development and Marketing is a key component in driving the business forward and enhancing our reputation for excellence and innovation.

Bring us a commercial approach, to think laterally, pragmatic and well organized outlook, and the ability to cope under pressure.

Business Services

Business Services

The Business Services department covers a very wide variety of disciplines both locally and internationally. Across all areas, we seek to achieve the highest level of service and support for our internal customers and our clients. This is achieved by recruiting and retaining the best people. Business services consists of document production, duplicating, reception, and catering.

A career in business services is indeed varied, challenging and very satisfying. We are looking for professional, intelligent individuals who are highly customer-focused and who enjoy and understand the fast-paced legal environment.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Providing a full HR service to our lawyers is a vital part of our business and we look for the best to support the best. The HR function in Allen & Overy plays a highly important facilitating role in enabling the firm to attract, motivate and retain the best possible quality of staff at all levels.

If you have excellent experience and are ambitious, open-minded, adaptable and ready to take control of your HR career with Allen & Overy, we would like to hear from you. 

Information Technology

Information Technology

The IT department at Allen & Overy is responsible for the smooth operations of all IT services supporting the business, among which document management, messaging and telecommunications play a prominent role. The department will also stay close to the end-users to understand business requirements and deliver solutions fitting these needs accurately. In addition, the IT team is responsible for delivering training to all A&O staff, thus allowing end-users to make the most of our systems and work both efficiently and effectively.

Legal PAs

Legal PAs

We recruit significant numbers of legal PAs into all areas of Allen & Overy. As well as employing PAs with legal knowledge, we actively seek PAs from many other industries, including banking, finance, insurance and accountancy firms.

In return for a high level of technical ability, professionalism, team spirit and flexibility, we offer our PAs an excellent salary and benefits package, together with an in-depth induction program, technical training and an on-going development program.

Library and Information

Library and Information

Some 70 information professionals and library administrators work within our Global Library Service and practice groups. Roles reflect the global environment and individual expertise and include research, collection management, training, finance management, current awareness, systems development and project management.

Information services are integral to the firm's knowledge strategy. We look for innovative, resourceful individuals, committed to the provision and exchange of knowledge and information. The work is rewarding and there are excellent career development opportunities.

Paralegals

Paralegals

As a paralegal with us, you will play an instrumental role in the mechanics of the legal process. Although the role varies according to department, you will form an important part of the team. Your main focus will be to deliver a first class service to them as your internal clients, and thereby gain a valuable insight into the workings of a large legal practice.

Depending on the position, formal paralegal qualifications are necessary but you should be able to demonstrate strong legal skills, good attention to detail, enthusiasm and self-motivation in the face of what can sometimes be fairly routine work.

Our U.S. offices

In November 1985, we opened our New York office, which has grown to be the principal hub of our U.S. practice. The office, situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan, offers easy access to some of the world’s most recognizable destinations.
In June 2011, our Washington, D.C. office opened, bolstering our leading U.S. Regulatory practice. Since then, the office has grown to include a top tier white-collar litigation and investigations team as well as financial services regulatory lawyers. It also includes Band 1 ranked project finance and energy team, as well as the premiere team of renewable energy lawyers in the US. In addition, the office is home to a team of arbitration lawyers who handle complex matters around the globe, with a particular focus on Latin America. In 2021, the office welcomed a renowned intellectual property litigation team. The office is located near the Metro Center station, just a few blocks north of the heart of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In March 2021, we opened our first office on the west coast in Los Angeles, with a renewables practice, boosting the firm’s leading Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice. In August 2022, we opened our second office on the west coast, in the ‘tech hub of the world’ Silicon Valley, significantly enhancing our leading Technology practice.
In March 2022, we announced the expansion of our life sciences Intellectual Property Litigation practice with five new U.S. partners and launch of our presence in Boston. All of our U.S. offices provide a broad range of sophisticated legal services, while being fully integrated within our global network.

Learning and development

We’re passionate about providing top quality training and development for all our support staff. Our aim is to become 'the world's most advanced law firm' and our people are key to achieving this goal. With this end in mind, we have created the A&O Support Academy.

Its aim is to provide our support staff professionals globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential. Designed in conjunction with our Support Faculty and delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, the programs are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of support staff professionals at A&O.

The Academy can be joined at any point in your career, from foundation, through advanced and up to mastery level. Many of the programmes are offered on a regional basis to enable everyone globally to attend and network with their peers from other offices.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. At A&O, we combine exceptional work with a supportive working culture. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

We offer comprehensive medical insurance, life insurance and disability benefits. We sponsor a group 401(k) retirement plan, as well as an educational savings plan for your children or beneficiaries. We also host annual on-site wellness programs and have a comprehensive work/life assistance program available to all employees.

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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