Reed Smith

Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises.  Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.  Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities and real estate.

Diversity and inclusion are central to our business. The talent pool is changing rapidly and we are determined to attract candidates from the widest pool possible, to continue to be competitive and to ensure the very best service for our clients. We see differences as a strength and we work hard to ensure a fair and inclusive environment for all, where the unique insights, perspectives and backgrounds of individuals are valued. We run a number of programmes focused on all aspects of diversity and inclusion, including: race and ethnicity, disability, social mobility, gender equality and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

We understand that being a disability-smart organisation is a facilitator for increased productivity and effectiveness. Our disability programme focuses on attracting and recruiting disabled candidates and emphasising that jobs for disabled candidates are both available and achievable at the top of the legal profession. Our Disability Task Force was created in the London office in 2012 with the objective of widening our recruitment outreach to a more diverse population and partnering with external organisations that assist disabled candidates in gaining skills and meaningful employment.

We are looking forward to taking part in the EmployAbility in law event and sharing our thoughts with candidates interested in pursuing a career as a commercial lawyer in the City. 

Please see our website for information on our graduate opportunities and our commitment to diversity and inclusion: