2021 Fellowship Program

 
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 program.
 

ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm focused on the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2021-2022 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology, and it’s a great place to start your career.

Just ask former Fellows

"I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to start my career in privacy law than as a fellow at ZwillGen. I deepened my understanding of privacy and technology-related issues while learning how to provide the type of practical advice that companies need and value."

Nur Lalji, Former Fellow
Brett Weinstein

"ZwillGen was a fantastic place to dive into some of the most interesting tech and privacy legal issues. I learned a ton working with some of the best and most fun lawyers I know."

Brett Weinstein, Former Fellow
Anna Myers

"Complex and intriguing work and the real cherry on top is the incredible colleagues!"

Anna Myers, Former Fellow

Nur Lalji

Brett Weinstein

Brett Weinstein

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

About the Fellowship

The ZwillGen Fellow position is for attorneys who have graduated from law school (or will have by June 2021), taken the bar exam (or will have by July 2021), and are new entrants into the workforce as full-time attorneys. The Fellow position is slated to last for 12 months with a salary of $90,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have a zeal for all things technology and have taken some relevant classes in law school on technology-related subjects such as data privacy, cybersecurity, cyber-surveillance, AdTech, FinTech, EdTech, copyright, or mobile applications. Experience working with a technology company, privacy or civil liberties organization, or relevant regulatory agency is a plus. Although the Firm does some copyright-related work, candidates solely interested in IP issues are discouraged.

ZwillGen Fellows work closely with ZwillGen attorneys on a variety of cutting edge and legally challenging Internet privacy, security, e-commerce, and surveillance issues. We provide counseling to our clients but also assist with litigation, FTC and State AG investigations, and data breaches. Because ZwillGen Fellows wear a variety of hats, we are looking for someone that is not only able to provide high-quality legal analysis in a concise and cogent manner, but also someone who is motivated and enthusiastic and embraces a fast-paced and lively environment. A good sense of humor and a desire to work hard and have fun are a must. Fellows are expected to engage in client development, speaking and writing engagements, blogging, teaching, marketing, assisting with development of firm forms and precedent materials, and generally helping out around the firm. In addition to drafting blog posts, Fellows who are interested in completing a substantial writing assignment (either a law review article or significant journal article) are provided with the resources and support to do so.

How to apply

Please note that the deadline to submit applications has passed. Applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered at our discretion.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit to fellowship@zwillgen.com whatever materials they deem interesting and material to our consideration of their candidacy, which should include, at a minimum, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and professional references. But also try to include something different that will make your application stand out and help demonstrate your problem-solving creativity. All screening interviews will be conducted remotely, and final interviews may be conducted remotely or in person in an outdoor setting, depending on the situation in October/November 2020.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 2, 2020. Applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered at our discretion.

Typically, the program is centered in ZwillGen’s Washington, D.C. office. Given that working conditions for Fall 2021 will be uncertain, remote work is potentially possible, but given that the Fellowship lasts until Fall 2022, ZwillGen will give preference to candidates who are located or willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area.