Yelena V. Nam
Associate, New York
Court: U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Judge: The Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel
Why did you choose to join S&C after your clerkship?
I chose S&C based on its top-tier corporate practice, reputation for providing excellent training and generalist approach. I spent two summers in the firm’s California offices and had the pleasure of getting to know and work with outstanding attorneys who took an interest in my professional and personal development, many of whom I am happy to call close friends and mentors today.
How does your clerkship experience inform your practice today?
The writing, research and communication skills I honed during my clerkship inform my corporate practice on daily basis. As clerk, I learned how to distill complex factual and legal issues, disentangle convoluted arguments and navigate novel areas of the law. Although I am now a corporate lawyer and not a litigator, the experience prepared me well for a broad generalist practice.