Sabreena Khalid, a corporate finance associate resident in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a Vault Top 50 law firm, conducted an interactive session with BA. LLB students on ‘Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking’ at LUMS on March 27, 2019.
Ms. Khalid graduated from LUMS with a B.A.-LL.B. in 2014 and completed her L.L.M. from Harvard Law School in 2015. She has experience in a range of financing transactions representing financial institutions, public and private companies and private equity sponsors, primarily in connection with acquisition financing, subscription facilities and asset-based facilities. Her work includes establishing facilities with cross-jurisdictional security arrangements and multi-currency facilities.
Ms. Khalid used the challenges she faced in the US job market to elaborate on how SAHSOL graduates should prepare for working in transactional practices in the USA. She recommended students to gain practical legal experience during their studies through different internships, and robust work experience before embarking on their LL.M studies. She emphasised the importance of networking and leveraging contacts made during law school education and afterwards. Finally, she gave advice on resume writing and shared interview tips ending her talk with an interactive question and answer session.
The students enjoyed the chance to gain insight into an area of legal practice that is very different from legal practice in Pakistan.