May. 31, 2024



Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, the Capital Region’s largest law firm is pleased to announce the commencement of its 38th Summer Associate Program. This esteemed program is designed to offer aspiring legal professionals an immersive and rewarding experience, providing valuable exposure to real-world legal challenges and opportunities for professional growth. 

This year, our program proudly welcomes participants from five distinguished law schools: Yale Law School, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Villanova University Charles Wagner School of Law, New York Law School and Albany Law School. The selected summer associates for 2024 are Michael Badalamenti, Ryen Cinski, William Clancy, Alexa Lia, Tucker Oberting and Abigail Sexton. This year’s class is the largest in the 38-year history of the program.   

“We are thrilled to welcome such a talented group of summer associates to our firm, from among the most prestigious law schools in the nation” said Robert Stout, co-hiring Partner of the firm. “Their impressive credentials and exuberance reflect the high caliber of individuals we strive to attract. We are confident they will contribute significantly to our team and help us continue to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients.”

Since its inception in 1987, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Summer Associate Program has enabled participants to work closely with experienced attorneys and partners, gaining hands-on experience in various practice areas. This includes contributing to actual client matters, conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and participating in client meetings. These opportunities help summer associates sharpen their skills and develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession’s intricacies.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, the Capital Region’s largest law firm with over 100 attorneys, has developed a reputation for innovative solutions and professional leadership. For almost 50 years, the Firm has served the public and private sectors with a broad range of practice areas and industry experience including business, commercial, education, energy, utility regulation, environmental, land use, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, matrimonial and family law, real estate development, federal and state taxation, cybersecurity and data privacy, estate planning and administration, government relations and litigation.