2020 Investment Banking Summer Associate - New York

Lazard is a global advisory firm where we compete on intellectual capital, not physical or financial capital. Our Financial Advisory business deals with relevant problems that matter in an increasingly complicated world. As a member of our team, you will work alongside the industry's most iconic and accomplished practitioners and have a front-row seat to some of the most complex, transformational and marquee deals in the marketplace. Your input will affect the outcome.

At Lazard, Summer Associates typically work as part of small client teams which provide a wide range of services, including general financial advice, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, special committee assignments, takeover defenses, corporate restructuring, strategic partnerships/joint ventures, and advice on capital structure. Day-to-day activities of Summer Associates are dependent on their prior experiences and abilities, and include: financial analysis and modeling, the creation and preparation of client presentations, and interaction with clients, among other things.

Summer Associates will work across different M&A industry groups or Restructuring with one major and one minor concentration. Our M&A industry groups are: Consumer/Retail, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Power/Energy/Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Telecommunications & Media. Placement is based on students' individual backgrounds and preferences as well as Lazard's business needs.

During the 10-week program, our goal is for each Summer Associate to enjoy a uniquely tailored experience which includes accountability to a specific group as well as opportunities for building relationships and skills across other groups at the Firm.

Summer Associates will receive formal mentorship, exposure to our Leadership Team, and are invited to participate in various social and networking events with bankers across the Firm.

Additional opportunities are available in our Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. If interested in those opportunities, please note in your cover letter.


  • Preferably 2-3 years of prior work experience
  • Currently matriculated at a MBA, JD or other graduate program and within two years of graduation
  • Top academic performer who is comfortable in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise
  • Strong quantitative background
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

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