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Dear Law Student,

Welcome to Wiley Rein—a D.C. firm with a national reputation!

Wiley Rein LLP is a great place to build a career.  As you will see from the pages that follow, Wiley Rein is built on core values of excellence, service, creativity, and collegiality.  We are home to a diverse group of people, who share a passion for great work and a strong commitment to their clients and community. 

We believe three things make us who we are: 

“D.C.” Practice

We are a D.C. firm like no other.  Our work is national and international in scope but is quintessentially “D.C.”  We practice at the intersection of the political, legal, and technical worlds.  This unique blend allows us to resolve our clients’ most novel and complex challenges—problems that demand creative solutions using litigation, regulatory process, corporate law, and public policy.  We help our clients anticipate, adapt to, and sometimes change the rules of the game. 

Appreciation of Individuals

With 265 attorneys, Wiley Rein is a large D.C. firm, but not so large that you are just a number.  Your work, experiences, goals, and skills are paid attention to by your colleagues and supervisors.  Attorneys work closely on teams, they create and implement individualized professional development plans, and they create lasting professional and personal relationships.  When attorneys take time to serve in government, the firm helps them evaluate and pursue those opportunities.  We believe in the success of each individual’s career over the long term, and support our attorneys’ goals and career aspirations.

Well-Rounded Professionals

Wiley Rein cultivates a high quality, well-rounded practice of law.  Here, you will find exceptional opportunities to counsel clients on matters that challenge and motivate you.  You will work hard serving your clients, but you will also be encouraged to pursue achievement outside of the firm, because we know that the best contributors to the firm are fully engaged in their community.  You will find your colleagues encouraging of interests and commitments outside of the office, whether it involves community service, political involvement, board work, or coaching little league.  Our collegial, team approach and family-friendly atmosphere enables our attorneys to succeed in and outside of the firm.  We are committed to these values because our firm was built on the idea that a full life outside of work makes us better lawyers and contributors.

We encourage you to explore the rest of our website to discover more about the firm and hiring process. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To learn more about us, visit our recruiting microsite, Wiley Rein Connect, and our recruiting blog, Working@Wiley.


Megan L. Brown
Recruiting Committee Chair







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