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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

Our Attorneys

Wiley Rein started in 1983 with only 39 lawyers and has grown to over 250 strong.

But because we have grown organically and are all here in DC, firm management is not some far-flung bureaucracy. Firm leadership is just an elevator ride away, and you are likely to strike up a conversation with the Managing Partner in your hallway. Attorneys’ doors are open, and we encourage active participation in firm life, for example, by attending the monthly all -attorney drop in lunch, taking on a pro bono case with a colleague, or serving on one of our many firm committees. In addition to professional life, we understand and support that you have a life outside of the office.

Find out more about our greatest asset – Our Attorneys.

Kim Ashmore, Partner
Insurance Practice

What has been your most interesting project?
Defending a legal malpractice action against a prominent attorney in a jury trial in D.C. federal court. – we prevailed, with the jury concluding that our client had not breached the standard of care.

What do you do when you’re not at Wiley?
Hot yoga, cooking, and playing with my kids!

What has been your favorite training experience at Wiley?
Hands down, it has been on-the-job observing and doing. And being forced out of my comfort zone.

Derick Holt, Associate
International Trade Practice

What do you like most about Wiley?
I love that the people at Wiley are friendly and helpful. Additionally, I love the professional experience and substantive projects that I am receiving as a junior attorney.

What is your biggest takeaway from the summer program?
The summer program is an opportunity to identify what area of law you would like to practice and establish relationships with partners as well as senior associates so that you are able to hit the ground running when you start as an associate.

What has been your favorite training experience at Wiley?
Effective Oral Communication Skills for Lawyers.

Brett Shumate, Partner
Appellate Practice

What do you like most about Wiley?
The people, lots of responsibility as a young attorney, freedom to develop my own professional identity.

What has been your favorite training experience at Wiley?
My best training has been through representing my own pro bono clients in immigration appeals to the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court.

What is your biggest takeaway from the summer program?
Doing real work and getting a sense for what it’s like to be a real lawyer at a big firm.