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Begin your legal career at Masuda Funai. As a summer associate, you can expect to be integrated quickly into our firm—through meaningful work assignments and hands-on experience, such as observing depositions and court proceedings and sitting in on client conference calls. You will be exposed to projects in various practice areas and you will work closely with many attorneys, including our senior principals. And you will also be invited to attend various practice group meetings and in-house education programs.

Of course, another important aspect of the summer program is the social side – giving you the opportunity to get to know our attorneys a little better. In addition to informal lunches and casual get-togethers, we organize a number of social events, including community and cultural activities.

Given our diverse international clientele, we welcome multi-cultural experience and language skills. If you are interested in applying for our summer program, please send your resume and cover letter to:

David J. Alexander, Recruitment Principal

Masuda Funai
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1262

Summer Associate 2019


Masuda Funai, a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is currently seeking 2L candidates for our Chicago-based Summer Associate Program. We are seeking talented individuals to join our diverse team of attorneys who are committed to servicing our clients, and possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the law.

Masuda Funai has a reputation for excellence and is unique among U.S. based law firms. Our foundation was built on providing legal services customized for international companies with critical business needs in the U.S. Our international experience, cultural insight and multilingual capability of our attorneys and staff make us uniquely qualified to represent our diverse client base.

The Summer Associate Program at Masuda Funai is an integral part of our recruitment efforts. We are looking for well-rounded candidates that have excelled in their academic pursuits and have a long-term commitment to practice law in Chicago.

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The Summer Associate position is full-time during the summer and we are seeking 2L candidates. To be considered as a candidate, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

David Alexander, Recruitment Chair
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 203
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1262

General Qualifications

  • Second year law student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2020
  • Japanese or other language ability a plus
  • Experience or familiarity with foreign cultures a plus
  • Academically accomplished
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor, ability to adapt to a unique work environment and a positive attitude.

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 10.10.18