Wiley Rein LLP

Awards & Rankings | AWARDS

Wiley Rein attorneys and practice groups are frequently recognized as industry leaders by their peers, clients and various legal and business publications. The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has recognized the firm for its "exceptional volunteer work," and The American Lawyer recently honored Chairman Richard E. Wiley with its prestigious “Lifetime Achiever” award.  Additionally, The National Law Journal placed founding partner Bert Rein on its selective list of Washington, DC’s “Visionary” lawyers.




  • Wiley Rein’s Tara L. Ward Honored by SmartCEO as 2014 Washington Power Player Finalist

    Tara L. Ward, a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice, was recognized by SmartCEO as a 2014 Washington Power Player finalist at a special awards ceremony on September 16, 2014.  Evaluated and chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders, Power Players honors professionals in the legal, accounting, and banking fields who embody leadership, accomplishment, innovation, and success in their fields. 



  • Richard E. Wiley Receives American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achiever Award

    The American Lawyer has selected Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley to receive a prestigious 2012 Lifetime Achiever Award.  Mr. Wiley’s extraordinary career is profiled in the magazine’s September 2012 issue, along with a select group of lawyers “whose contributions to law and to society have made significant positive impacts.”  The American Lawyer editor in chief Robin Sparkman said in a statement that “our 2012 class of Lifetime Achievers boasts extraordinary professional success and a true dedication to public service.” Read more.

  • Communications Attorney Edgar Class Receives Member Spotlight Honor from the Hispanic Bar Association of DC

    Wiley Rein Communications Practice attorney Edgar Class was featured in the Member Spotlight section of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC's newsletter based on his success at the firm and his professional development work.  Mr. Class was noted for his leadership in serving as co-chair of the committee responsible for overseeing the Federal Communications Bar Association's Federal Communications Law Journal, and also as chair of the HBA-DC's Professional Development Committee. In addition, Mr. Class was cited for his help in organizing a number of HBA-DC programs, including panel discussions and workshops designed to provide career guidance for Hispanic attorneys. Only four individuals per year are chosen for the Member Spotlight honor, and selection is based on "community involvement, professional development and leadership."




  • Richard E. Wiley Inducted Into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame

    Wiley Rein managing partner Richard E. Wiley was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame during an awards dinner in Phoenix, AZ on October 20. Wiley, a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), received the honor for his "pivotal role in the development of HDTV" and "serving as Chairman of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service for nine years." The award was presented during The Consumer Electronics Association Industry Forum. Read more.

  • Whitman-Walker Clinic's "Going the Extra Mile Award"

    Wiley Rein LLP has been honored with the Whitman-Walker Clinic's "Going the Extra Mile Award" for outstanding legal work on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS.  The annual award is presented to a law firm or lawyer in recognition of outstanding pro bono assistance to Whitman-Walker Clinic clients and to persons living with HIV/AIDS more generally.

  • Rand L. Allen Recognized as Legal Times "Visionary"

    Legal Times has named Rand L. Allen, chair of Wiley Rein's nationally recognized Government Contract Practice, to a select group of 10 “Visionary” attorneys whose work “represents the best of Washington law.” In making its selection, the paper notes that, “In tough times, these attorneys found ways to build up their firms. In complex legal clashes, they pushed for wise solutions. And in government disputes, they insisted on democratic and constitutional answers.” Read more.


  • "Visionary," Legal Times

    Wiley Rein's Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley was named a Legal Times "Visionary," one of a select group of lawyers "whose foresight and hard work have changed the business of law in Washington."













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