I am an American in London living her career dream. I wanted to be a lawyer since I was seven years old, and worked extremely hard in pursuit of this goal through education and every other facet of my life until I achieved it.  Having first arrived in England just over a decade ago, to study at Oxford University, I was drawn to this country and have since built a life here. I have now been a capital markets attorney, specialising in U.S. securities law, at Freshfields for the past five and a half years, after graduating from law school in New York and passing the New York bar exam. I work on a diverse range of complex, cross-border equity and debt transactions, and thrive on, and am fulfilled by, the intellectual rigour and client-facing nature of the job.