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In its approach to legal education, UCLA School of Law emphasizes four core values: training leaders, achieving excellence, learning by doing and making connections. In many ways, these principles are mirrored in the experience of UCLA Law alumni who practice at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Like many of the Firm’s partners, Patrick Brown (UCLA ’95) joined S&C as a summer associate; he was elected to the partnership in 2005. Pat’s multiple recognitions in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, California Super Lawyers and The Legal 500 exemplify the commitment to leadership and excellence that the Firm’s lawyers consistently demonstrate.
In both our General Practice and Litigation groups, UCLA Law alumni at S&C “learn by doing” from day one, with early responsibility on matters in areas including appellate litigation, capital markets, corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities litigation. UCLA Law alumni at the Firm are actively involved in its pro bono practice; recent matters include representing longtime pro bono client Valor Academy Charter School in North Hollywood in its merger with Bright Star Schools, as well as obtaining a landmark right to legal representation for indigent immigrants with mental health issues in Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder, for which the Firm received Public Counsel’s “Law Firm Pro Bono Award” and the ACLU’s “Equal Access to Justice Award.”
The connections made here have helped UCLA Law alumni at S&C pursue opportunities beyond the Firm. Alumni from S&C and UCLA Law currently work in finance, government, private practice and as counsel for technology and entertainment companies. You can learn more about one alumnus’ less traditional path—from S&C to opening a travel and adventure company, Nexus Surf, in Brazil—here.
You can learn more about UCLA Law alumni at S&C and our presence at the law school on these pages. We hope to see you on campus.

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