PALS Discussion: Bankruptcy Practice & the Value of Mentoring with Brown Rudnick

From June 15, 2021 5:30 pm until June 15, 2021 7:00 pm

PALS Discussion


A Day In the Life: Bankruptcy Practice & The Value of Mentoring
Brown Rudnick, LLP Partner, and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group Leader, Robert Stark and Associate, Uchechi Egeonuigwe will demystify the practice of law in the area of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and discuss current opportunities. Additionally, they will discuss lessons learned from their vast career experiences and share tips on cultivating meaningful mentoring relationships as both a mentee and mentor. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with Brown Rudnick attorneys and other attendees.


Additionally, please join us to learn more about Brown Rudnick's

 Joseph F. Ryan Ingenuity Fellowship (“JFR Fellowship”)

This Fellowship seeks to honor the legacy of Brown Rudnick’s immediate past Chair and Chief Executive Officer and recently retired partner Joseph Ryan. Joe led Brown Rudnick through a period of exponential growth between 2003 and 2019. He expanded the Firm’s presence on the worldwide stage, overseeing office openings in California, Paris, and Washington, D.C., and major expansions in New York and London. Joe began his career at Brown Rudnick as a summer associate in 1978 and rose through the ranks to become a Partner, Managing Director, and eventually, leader of the Firm. His career trajectory is emblematic of Brown Rudnick’s commitment to cultivating lawyers from the very outset of their career. The JFR Fellowship is testament to Brown Rudnick’s enduring commitment to invest in law students and mentor them to be the next generation of legal thinkers, doers, and leaders. The JFR Fellowship will be awarded to exceptional law students who have shown a high aptitude for problem-solving, creative thinking, and client service. Fellowship recipients will be individuals who will think outside of the box and bring new ideas to the Firm; game-changers who also demonstrate a true commitment to community service.



The Joseph F. Ryan Ingenuity Fellowship is open to 2L students who are interested in working in any of Brown Rudnick’s Boston, New York, Irvine, Hartford or Washington, DC, offices during their 2L summer and beyond. Candidates must have a proven record of academic and professional improvement and excellence. The ideal candidate will share Brown Rudnick’s values of equity and inclusion, resilience, collegiality, and entrepreneurship.


Fellowship Benefits

JFR Fellows will join Brown Rudnick’s Summer Program and are eligible to receive up to $20,000 in scholarship assistance:

$10,000 after completion of their 2L summer associate program, if in good standing and invited to return as a first-year associate; and
$10,000 upon starting as a first-year associate at Brown Rudnick.

In addition to being assigned associate and partner advisors, JFR Fellows will be partnered with a Brown Rudnick mentor who will serve as a professional and academic resource throughout the Fellow’s remaining time in law school. JFR Fellows will also be invited to attend social gatherings, professional and business development training, and other events throughout the academic year.