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.  In December 2014, Wiley Rein acquired McBee Strategic Consulting as a wholly owned subsidiary, creating a Washington, DC legal, advocacy, and communications powerhouse. 

The firms will operate separately, but in total they will have over 310 legal, lobbying, and communications professionals, including more than 260 attorneys at Wiley Rein, and 40 advocacy and communications professionals at McBee Strategic.  The combined firm has extraordinary depth and breadth of talent, along with a significant focus on community service.  MSC represents some of the world’s top companies in the defense and security, technology, transportation, financial services, health care, and energy sectors.  Wiley Rein—which maintains the spirit of a smaller firm—operates with a flexible structure in more than two dozen areas of law, including the firm’s prominent practices of Communications, Election Law & Government Ethics, Government Contracts, Insurance, International Trade, and Intellectual Property. 

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 2014 Diversity & Inclusion 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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