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Day1Day 1

My first day in New York has been absolutely incredible. It only really hit me when I stepped into the elevator that I have the opportunity to work in one of New York's most iconic buildings: the Chrysler Building. Siobhan, the office manager in A&LG, NYC explained what my work would involve, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. She had arranged a voucher giving access to all of New York’s most famous attractions: the Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art, and a boat tour around the city.


Diarmuid Day 2Day 2

Today I explored Times Square, the Upper East Side and Central Park, I spent hours trawling through the Natural History museum: a life-long dream for me. Whilst having lunch in Central Park it really struck me that entering the Bold Ideas competition was one of the best things that I have ever done. On top of the internship in Dublin, and the cash prize, the opportunity to come and work in New York has been extraordinary. Bold Ideas was undoubtedly the best things I was involved with during college.


Diarmuid Day 3Day 3

I headed out to Brooklyn for breakfast, before spending the entire afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art. I wasn’t expecting to stay too long; but ended up staying for six hours. The museum is packed with some of the most iconic art in the world: Dali, Van Gogh and even Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Afterwards, I went to the observation deck of the Empire State Building, and saw the entire city lit up. It was absolutely breath-taking!

 


Diarmuid Day 4Day 4

Walking down the street to get breakfast I bumped into a friend from college at home; a reminder of how Irish New York can be, and how small the world is. We headed off to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, situated in Central Park. Again, the exhibits there were amazing; even the Egyptian section alone is worth going for. That evening we went exploring Hell’s Kitchen, where I saw the impressive US Postal Building and Madison Square Garden. I am so excited to have this opportunity to come and work with A&LG, New York.


Diarmuid Day 5Day 5

I started work in the office today. Everyone is incredibly friendly: from Siobhan the office manager who showed me the ropes to the associates and partners over here, they all explained their roles and how they work in the US market. I was assigned some very interesting work researching the US legal market. It gave me a real insight into the size and prestige of the US firms that A&L deal with over here, as well as the strong relationships that A&L have built with them.



Diarmuid Day 6Day 6

This morning I was assigned new work on the valuation of certain Irish companies here in NYC, as well as the legal rules surrounding them. The legal advice which A&L provides is practical, and truly helps the client get around problems facing them. Already I can tell that the office is very client-centric, with their needs coming first. Later I attended a drinks reception at the Museum of the City of NY. I learned a lot about how important the tax sector is, especially to Irish companies abroad. 



Diarmuid Day 7Day 7

Today Siobhan and I toured Manhattan, taking some pictures and seeing some of the sights that I had previoulsy missed. We stopped off in Bryant Park; less than two minute walk from the office. It was absolutely gorgeous, and packed with people painting and drawing, as well as fellow office workers enjoying their lunch. The A&L office is so central nothing is ever more than 20 minutes away, and this has made this week all the better.

 


Diarmuid Day 8Day 8

I loved my time with A&L in New York, but it is time to say goodbye. Before I leave I have work to finish research on British firms listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. I feel I have been lucky; every piece of legal work given to me has been really interesting, and something I enjoyed learning more about. My experience working in the office has been incredible. I am really looking forward to continuing my intership experience in the Dublin office.

Bold Ideas Competition

Bold Ideas NYC Trip

As first place winner of A&L Goodbody’s Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2015, Diarmuid Hickey won an internship in A&L Goodbody’s New York Office. He also received €3000 and the Firm made a donation to a charity of his choice.

Read about his experience below.

DAY 1 - FRIDAY

Day1ro

My first day in New York has been absolutely incredible. It only really hit me when I stepped into the elevator that you have the opportunity to work in one of New York's most iconic buildings: the Chrysler Building. Siobhan, the office manager in A&L Goodbody, New York explained what my work would involve, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. She had arranged a voucher giving access to all of New York’s most famous attractions: the Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art, and a boat tour around the city.

DAY 2 - SATURDAY

Day2ro


Today I explored Times Square, the Upper East Side and Central Park, I spent hours trawling through the Natural History museum: a life-long dream for me. Whilst having lunch in Central Park it really struck me that entering the Bold Ideas competition was one of the best things that I have ever done. On top of the internship in Dublin, and the cash prize, the opportunity to come and work in New York has been extraordinary. Bold Ideas was undoubtedly the best things I was involved with during college.

DAY 3 - SUNDAY

Day3

I headed out to Brooklyn for breakfast, before spending the entire afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art. I wasn’t expecting to stay too long; but ended up staying for six hours. The museum is packed with some of the most iconic art in the world: Dali, Van Gogh and even Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Afterwards, I went to the observation deck of the Empire State Building, and saw the entire city lit up. It was absolutely breath-taking!

DAY 4 - MONDAY 

Day4

Walking down the street to get breakfast I bumped into a friend from college at home; a reminder of how Irish New York can be, and how small the world is. We headed off to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, situated in Central Park. Again, the exhibits there were amazing; even the Egyptian section alone is worth going for. That evening we went exploring Hell’s Kitchen, where I saw the impressive US Postal Building and Madison Square Garden. I am so excited to have this opportunity to come and work with A&LG, New York.

DAY 5 - TUESDAY

Day5

I started work in the office today. Everyone is incredibly friendly: from Siobhan the office manager who showed me the ropes to the associates and partners over here, they all explained their roles and how they work in the US market. I was assigned some very interesting work researching the US legal market. It gave me a real insight into the size and prestige of the US firms that A&L deal with over here, as well as the strong relationships that A&L have built with them.

DAY 6 - WEDNESDAY

Day6new

This morning I was assigned new work on the valuation of certain Irish companies here in NYC, as well as the legal rules surrounding them. The legal advice which A&L provides is practical, and truly helps the client get around problems facing them. Already I can tell that the office is very client-centric, with their needs coming first. Later I attended a drinks reception at the Museum of the City of NY. I learned a lot about how important the tax sector is, especially to Irish companies abroad. 

DAY 7 - THURSDAY

DD7

Today Siobhan and I toured Manhattan, taking some pictures and seeing some of the sights that I had previously missed. We stopped off in Bryant Park; less than two minutes walk from the office. It was absolutely gorgeous, and packed with people painting and drawing, as well as fellow office workers enjoying their lunch. The A&L office is so central nothing is ever more than 20 minutes away, and this has made this week all the better.

DAY 8 - FRIDAY

DD8

I loved my time with A&L in New York, but it is time to say goodbye. Before I leave I have work to finish research on British firms listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. I feel I have been lucky; every piece of legal work given to me has been really interesting, and something I enjoyed learning more about. My experience working in the office has been incredible. I am really looking forward to continuing my internship experience in the Dublin office.