Daniel R. Cellucci
Kirkland facilitates creative thinking and problem-solving early on.
Kirkland has an entrepreneurial energy. The Firm’s culture starts with its people, and Kirkland attracts those who are collaborative by nature and you get to know people very quickly when you’re working on a case together.
Kirkland is very serious about giving junior attorneys substantive work early on. If you’re ready for the opportunity, the Firm will find ways to make it work.
I’ve had a lot of firsts here. Within three weeks of joining Kirkland, I got a call from a partner asking if I wanted to do an oral argument. I got to argue before a three-judge panel in the New York Supreme Court appellate division when I was a third- or fourth-year associate. Experiences like that engender confidence.
I’ve been proud to be a part of creative solutions to tricky legal issues. There is a willingness here, all the way up to the top, to listen to off-the-beaten-path ideas and do our best to get the right result for the client. Kirkland facilitates creative thinking and problem-solving early on.
Managing associates has been a new, fun experience for me. I was a teacher before becoming an attorney, and I appreciate it when senior attorneys impart wisdom, so I try to help junior attorneys in the same way.
At this stage of my career, I’m looking for new experiences that are challenging and helpful for my professional development. I can’t think of another platform better than Kirkland’s for that.