Careers  |  Why Wiley Rein?


Janell Mallard
Senior Recruiting and Diversity Manager
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Our Attorneys

Wiley Rein started in 1983 with only 39 lawyers and has grown to over 240 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.

 Mark Sweet

Mark Sweet, Partner
White Collar Practice

What do you like most about Wiley?
It has all of the sophistication, diversity, and resources of a big firm, but everyone works together in one office like a small firm.

What partners have supported your professional development and how?
I’ve gotten help from so many it’s hard to list them all. The senior partners at this firm have taught me how to be a strong advocate, how to develop a professional identity, how to manage a team, and how to balance the rigors of work with time for my family.

What is your favorite firm event?
The firm picnic is great – it’s outside at a park, you get to meet everyone’s family, and there’s an endless amount of good food.