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Secondment Program Provides Summer Associates with Unique Access to Corporate Legal Departments

PITTSBURGH (June 2024) – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce the launch of its 2024 Corporate Share Program, where each of its summer associates will be paired with private company partners for a short-term secondment. This year, Buchanan welcomes Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Quality Carriers as corporate partners, in addition to the returning companies including, ADP, Aura, Capital One, Hershey, PNC Bank, South Jersey Industries, Temple Health and UPMC.

“We are fortunate to have incredible corporate partners who join us in our mission of bolstering the next generation of legal talent,” said Lloyd Freeman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “Year after year, we continue to be amazed at the opportunities our corporate partners offer to our summer associates. They are committed to providing meaningful projects for the students to work on, allowing them to get the full experience of working within a corporate legal department, and frequently, serve as mentors to our students long after the program ends.”

First launched in 2021 as a supplement to the firm’s summer associate program, the Corporate Share Program allows each law school student to be paired with a participating corporate partner for a one to four-week period where they receive assignments from in-house legal teams. The program was designed to give students a holistic view of the legal profession, allow them to interact directly with general counsels and in-house practitioners, and provide them with unique mentorship opportunities.

“The Corporate Share Program has become a cornerstone of our summer associate program,” said Danielle Rosetti, Chief Talent Officer. “It allows the law students to better understand client service and how a legal department works with outside counsel. It is a unique learning experience that they can carry with them when first interacting with clients as a young lawyer.”

Buchanan’s ten-week summer associate program offers students a robust mix of training. They engage directly with firm attorneys on various legal projects, participate in a comprehensive one-day training held at Buchanan’s flagship office in Pittsburgh that includes an advanced writing seminar, a professional etiquette program, an in-depth explanation on the business of a law firm and social events with built-in networking opportunities. The summer associates have exclusive one-on-one sessions with members of firm leadership, and benefit from numerous other tailored professional development initiatives.

Corporate Partner Testimonials

Damien Atkins, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Aura

“I'm thrilled to partner with Buchanan Ingersoll and Lloyd Freeman as part of the Corporate Share Program. Programs like this are critically important for developing the pipeline of future diverse leaders of the profession.”

Intellectual Property Legal, Booz Allen Hamilton

“Booz Allen is thrilled to join Buchanan's 2024 Corporate Share Program and welcome our first intellectual property legal intern to the team. As the #1 provider of AI to the federal government, we hope to encourage and inspire the next generation of legal leaders to skillfully operate with integrity and inclusion at the forefront of client mission and technology.”

Lauren Lacey, VP, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Hershey

“The Hershey Company Legal Department is proud to partner with Buchanan Ingersoll again in our collective inclusion efforts to ensure we invest in legal talent with diverse backgrounds and from underrepresented populations in the legal industry. Our partnership provides valuable in-house immersion and law firm experience to ensure our interns develop legal and business acumen, as well as soft skills that are critical to business development.”

Anne Laughlin, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Quality Carriers

"Quality Carriers is honored and excited to be part of Buchanan's Corporate Share Program this year. We look forward to providing one of Buchanan's talented summer associates with day-to-day visibility to and experience with our in-house legal team."   

John Ryan, EVP & General Counsel, Temple Health

“We are proud to partner with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for the third year as part of the firm’s Corporate Share Program. Our legal team looks forward to welcoming this year’s summer associates and collaborating with them on engaging legal projects throughout their time with Temple Health. Pipeline programs such as this are critical to helping to develop the next generation of legal leaders here in Philadelphia and beyond. We look forward to partnering with Buchanan on this initiative for years to come as we continue to reinforce our commitment to talent development.”  

Chatón T. Turner, Esq. Senior Associate Counsel and Vice President Risk Management/Disabilities Services, UPMC

“Endorsing a diverse, fair, and inclusive culture is crucial to the success of UPMC. To that end, UPMC is proud to demonstrate this longstanding commitment with a partnership with Buchanan through its Corporate Share Program, providing law school students with enriching experiences and exposing them to how in-house legal departments function. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Buchanan and offer unique professional development experiences to aspiring legal leaders.”

Buchanan’s 2024 Summer Associate Class Includes:


Clayton Bowes, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Joshua Clark, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Thomas Giral, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

Marco Ramirez Torres, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law


Izayah Bojanac, Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Andrew Francis, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Julian Puthenpurayil, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Megan Smith, Penn State Dickinson Law


Emily Johnson, Emory University School of Law

Washington, DC

Jordan Fields, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jason Meuth, William and Mary Law School

Miriam Taylor, Georgetown University Law Center