Harter Secrest & Emery Welcomes Class of 2024 Summer Associates

Rochester, New York, June 3, 2024 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to welcome seven law students as summer associates in its Buffalo and Rochester, New York offices. This class is made up of first- and second-year law students and includes two Harter Secrest & Emery Scholarship recipients. The scholarships, which have been awarded annually to outstanding law students since 2005, include a $7,500 award for tuition and a paid summer associate position.

The Harter Secrest & Emery Summer Associate Program is an 8-week, in-person program that runs from June 3 to July 26, 2024. Law students are provided an exceptional experience and a realistic view of what it is like to work at HSE. “Through our immersive experience element of the program, our summer associates have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience while shadowing senior associates and partners in their daily tasks, in addition to receiving assignments related to real cases, matters and clients,” noted Edward H. Townsend, Harter Secrest & Emery Hiring Partner. “They are presented with a realistic picture of what it is like to be a practicing attorney at HSE on a daily basis.” “This year’s cohort comprises an exceptionally talented group of students with promising futures, showcasing a diverse range of backgrounds and accomplishments, and we are really looking forward to getting to know them and providing them with a meaningful experience,” added Lucille A. Dadd, Harter Secrest & Emery Chief Legal Talent and Development Officer.

Harter Secrest & Emery warmly welcomes the HSE Class of 2024 Summer Associates:

Asia Alexander: Recipient, Harter Secrest & Emery Scholarship

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, English and minor in Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College

Aaron Alexin:

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Master of Public Policy, George Mason University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, State University of New York at Albany

Sara Bisantz

  • Washington University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Vermont

Ciara Harrington

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Master of Social Work, summa cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Social Work
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Biochemistry, Syracuse University

Keith Hurley

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and Philosophy, State University of New York at Geneseo

Lucy Oh

  • Cornell Law School
  • B.S., cum laude, Political Science, University of Rochester

Yvonne Zhao
: Recipient, Harter Secrest & Emery Scholarship

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Master of Art, History of Art and Archaeology, New York University
  • B.A. with Distinction, University of Toronto

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

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