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Marine Corps veterans Ephraim Agbenor, left, and John Ly, right, are interns at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. They were photographed in their financial district office with CFO Robert McGowan. Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ.

For eight weeks this fall, two men who each spent four years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps worked on the 15th floor of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s downtown Manhattan office, sitting behind desks, working on spreadsheets and analyzing invoices.

No longer in uniform, the former Marines, John Ly and Ephraim Agbenor, learned the basics of corporate accounting. They were taught how to handle invoices and pay bills, accounting reconciliation and the general nuts and bolts of law firm finance. It was their first private sector job out of the military.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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