First-and second-year corporate associates at Shearman & Sterling are in the New York General Practice Group. The General Practice Group is comprised of the following 8 practice groups: Capital Markets; Finance; Financial Institutions Advisory and Financial Regulatory; Financial Restructuring and Insolvency; Investment Funds and Derivatives; Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Development and Finance; and Real Estate. Junior associates in this group receive a diverse mix of assignments as well as formal training from all of these groups. Such cross-training and breadth of experience makes Shearman & Sterling lawyers well-rounded and well-versed in transactional law. Furthermore, it provides our junior associates with the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of lawyers throughout the firm.