I have been a Senior paralegal at Arnold & Porter LLP for 9 years and 4months. The attorneys in my group are great and I have an amazing Paralegal Manager. I would have never left this job but unfortunately my position is being eliminated due to the merger with Kaye Scholer LLP. The environment here is great and the attorneys are great to work for.
A typical day at work for me is usually very busy since I am the only legal assistant in my group. I have many closings and heavy deadlines but a very understanding group and great work-balance. I was able to learn a great deal at my job because I was able to cross train and assist the real estate and litigation departments during my down time.
I have made lifelong friendships here. Arnold & Porter is my home away from home. The hardest part of my job was being overwhelmed at times and at times having too much downtime. The corporate department is very up and down with work depending on what deals are going on.
The most enjoyable part of my job was working a great group of understanding associates, my boss and my friendships that I made here. Let's be honest I spend more time here than at home on some nights.