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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
As a law firm with national and international clients, Wiley Rein is committed to a professional workforce that reflects the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of our client base and our community. We believe our clients are enriched by working with a diverse group of exceptional attorneys who, through different perspectives and experiences, allow us to undertake more creative thinking and to produce more innovative solutions.READ MORE