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Kathy Schmidt
Senior Manager of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.719.4204
recruiting@wileyrein.com

Judicial Clerks

We value the training and experience judicial clerks gain working side by side with judges. We seek out attorneys with this experience, and we offer competitive bonuses and appropriate credit toward advancement for those lawyers who join the firm following clerkships.

While many judicial clerk applicants are interested in joining our Appellate Practice, we encourage clerks to consider how they can use their experience in many aspects of private practice. Former clerks thrive across our many practice areas.

Our team includes four former Supreme Court of the United States clerks and more than 40 attorneys who have clerked in federal and state courts across the country. A complete listing of our former judicial clerks can be found here.

We encourage judicial clerks to apply for an associate position at any time during their clerkship. Applications can be sent to Kathy Schmidt, Senior Manager of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development at attorney_recruiting@wileyrein.com.

Ashley Eiler, Consulting Counsel
Insurance Practice

  • Law Clerk for The Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2012-2013) 

“My experience as a federal district court clerk allowed me to make immediate and valuable contributions at Wiley Rein. It is clear that senior attorneys at the firm appreciate and respect the opinions of recent clerks, which is one of the many reasons that Wiley Rein stood out to me during the interview process.”

Claire Evans, Partner
Appellate and Telecom, Media & Technology Practices

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States (2008-2009)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2007-2008)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael Chertoff, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2004-2005)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (2002-2004)

“At Wiley Rein, I was able to immediately put my clerkship experience to good use on cutting-edge issues of national importance.”

Steve Obermeier, Partner
Litigation Practice

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-2007)

“Clerking was an invaluable experience; I was exposed to wide range of new legal issues, received an insider’s view of how the courts work in practice, and vastly improved my writing. The firm was flexible and accommodating during the hiring process, and when I arrived, I was given the opportunity immediately to put to use the skills I had developed during my time with the judge.”

Dwayne Sam, Associate
Appellate and Telecom, Media & Technology Practices

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2013-2014)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable George L. Russell, III, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2012-2013)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable George L. Russell, III, Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, (2011-2012)

“From day one, I have had the opportunity to work on interesting, complex matters that draw on the skills I developed while clerking. In addition to drafting appellate and arbitral briefs, the firm has encouraged my participation in case-strategy decisions, relying on the unique perspective a judicial law clerk provides after working closely with both state and federal judges.”