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Kathy Schmidt
Senior Manager of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Government Service and Experience

Wiley Rein has a deep bench of attorneys and professionals with high-level government experience. The firm is home to numerous professionals who have held important government posts in the Legislative and Executive branches, including high-level former officials of many regulatory agencies.  Former AUSAs thrive in our litigation practices, and former high-level agency officials are subject-matter experts across the firm.

Public service experience benefits our clients and our attorneys. In addition to providing an exceptional opportunity to acquire unique skills and industry specific knowledge, public service gives our clients the benefit of strong, experienced-backed advice.

We support government experience and help our attorneys prepare for it, whether it is a clerkship, political appointment, or civil service. And our vaunted network of Wiley Rein alumni who have returned to government service is another of our unique strengths.

A list of our attorneys with Government Service can be found here.