Wiley Rein LLP


In 1983, Wiley Rein LLP opened its doors with 39 attorneys and a mission to establish a distinctly Washington, DC firm providing exceptional, effective legal services and genuinely superior service.  Now home to more than 275 attorneys practicing in almost two dozen areas of law, the firm has become an institution in the nation's capital. 

Offering our clients a unique integration of legal, regulatory and public policy expertise with an in-depth understanding of the business and technical underpinnings of the industries we serve, Wiley Rein employs an interdisciplinary approach that leverages the full breadth of our talent and knowledge and provides counsel derived from aggressive advocacy and extensive subject matter knowledge. Legal Times has noted that the firm "represents as perfect a merging of public policy and corporate America as exists in Washington."  

Named partners Richard E. Wiley, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Bert W. Rein, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, set the firm's standard for excellence.  Our lawyers, many of whom have held high federal government posts in the Legislative and Executive branches, are regularly recognized as leading practitioners for their involvement in high-profile cases and are widely respected for their discretion in matters deliberately kept out of the spotlight.  Our clients across the nation and around the world—Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations to individuals—receive innovative, attentive, first-rate representation.



Wiley Rein LLP prides itself on a strong tradition of service to the local and global community, and encourages its lawyers and paralegals to participate in pro bono activities.  Not only do such activities fulfill our desire to give back to our community, they also contribute to a heightened sensitivity to client needs, increased depth of experience, sharpened legal abilities and the development of a well-rounded lawyer.



Message from the Chair
Thank you for your interest in diversity and inclusion at Wiley Rein LLP.  Along with the firm's Management and Administrative Committees, the Diversity Committee continues to enhance the firm’s diversity efforts in recruiting and advancing minority and women attorneys through mentoring, outreach, affinity groups, and a robust firm-wide professional development program.  On this page, you will find our 2013 Diversity Annual Report, which outlines our commitment.  We understand how important individual cultures and identities are in the overall success of a firm, its employees, and clients.  Wiley Rein is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Charles C. Lemley, Chair of Diversity Committee


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