Careers at Kelley Drye

Our Recruiting Process

Kelley Drye continues to be a leader as a law firm and as an employer by not only meeting the needs of our clients, but by also doing so in a way that successfully supports a balance between work, personal interests and your long-term goals. Whether you have worked at law firms your entire career or have yet to set foot in one, we look forward to learning how your unique skill set and diverse experience can benefit our clients and community.

Work and Professional Development

At Kelley Drye, we’re invested in your success. At every level of practice, from your first year as an associate and along the path to partnership, we support professional development.


We value the whole person at Kelley Drye. Our comprehensive benefits program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve financial security, and address your personal and professional needs. Programs include health and wellness initiatives, parental leave, retirement planning, college coaching, targeted skills training, and more. Our support for you goes beyond insurance coverage and written policies – we help you navigate life events and career developments, and work with you to meet your individual needs.

Kelley Drye has signed the Well-Being Pledge developed by the American Bar Association Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession. We join more than 150 law firms, law schools, corporate legal departments, and government agencies in this important initiative.  In alignment with the ABA pledge Kelley Drye offers various programming that supports all facets of wellbeing—physical health, mental health, substance abuse, and financial health.

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Summer Associates

A summer with Kelley Drye guarantees one thing:  your experience will be completely unique.  Our goal is to create a program that is customized to your individual needs and interests.

Diversity Scholarship

In support of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kelley Drye is proud to offer a Diversity Scholarship to an outstanding rising second year law student. The Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship includes a paid summer associate position in our New York office following the second year of law school, and a $25,000 award paid in two installments as a signing bonus – one upon completion of the summer program and the second upon starting as a full time associate at the firm. Thank you for considering Kelley Drye. The application period for the Diversity Scholarship is now closed.