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Wiley Rein Welcomes Students from Thurgood Marshall Academy

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion
On July 14, while many Washington-area students were cooling off at the pool, 120 rising ninth-graders from Thurgood Marshall Academy participated in a Summer Law Day event here at the firm! This year’s Law Day kicked off with an early-morning breakfast training session for our attorneys participating in the program – and once the students… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Supports NALP/Street Law Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion
  For the fourth year in a row, the firm hosted a legal career conference for high school students as part of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. This initiative encourages high school students to pursue careers in the law and aims to increase diversity in the legal profession,… Continue Reading

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. – Day of Service at Bread for the City

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
On Monday, January 16, Wiley Rein had the opportunity to again serve its community in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by participating in the MLK Day of Service at Bread for the City. Wiley Rein lawyers, staff, and family members visited Bread for the City’s Southeast location to organize the shopping area and… Continue Reading

N Street Village Luncheon

Posted in Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion
On Thursday, June 9, Wiley Rein had the honor of being a lead sponsor for N Street Village’s 10th annual Empowerment Luncheon. Even more exciting was the announcement from keynote speaker Oprah Winfrey that she would be pledging $1 million to the nonprofit organization. N Street Village is known for its focus on providing both emergency and long-term services… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Supports Street Law for Third Consecutive Year

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
Yesterday marked the conclusion of the firm’s third year sponsoring the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, an initiative that encourages high school students to pursue careers in the legal industry. The program aims to increase diversity in the legal profession by teaching high school students about legal concepts and… Continue Reading

2016 March Madness Charity Bracket Challenge

Posted in Associate Events, Community Events, Community Service, Firm Wide Events, Pro Bono
Last week, Wiley Rein kicked off its Sixth Annual March Madness Charity Bracket Challenge. This event is much anticipated throughout the year as it provides both attorneys and professional staff the opportunity to join in the excitement of March Madness while also supporting The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the… Continue Reading

Street Law Diversity Pipeline Program

Posted in Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
For the second consecutive year, volunteers from Wiley Rein and Verizon partnered with Anacostia High School to participate in the Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, an initiative that aims to expose students to the many careers available to them within the legal industry. In early April, Wiley Rein and Verizon attorneys visited the high… Continue Reading

Giving Back and Giving Thanks

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Outreach
For the 15th year, Wiley Rein supported Bread for the City during its Thanksgiving Basket Drive.  During the 10-day drive, attorneys and staff brought in goods and donated money to help support Bread for the City’s efforts to provide 9,000 low-income Washington, DC families with healthful holiday meals. The food and monetary donations given to… Continue Reading

A Round of Applause for Wiley Rein’s Pro Bono Efforts

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Pro Bono
Last night, Wiley Rein attorneys and staff gathered at the firm’s monthly wine and cheese event to celebrate another outstanding year of pro bono accomplishments.  Forty attorneys and legal assistants were recognized for devoting 100 hours or more to pro bono service, and nearly 25 people were recognized for their contributions to pro bono matters. … Continue Reading

Bartending for a Good Cause

Posted in Community Service, Recruiting, Summer Associates
Last week, Wiley Rein hosted a Guest Bartending Competition as a Generous Associate Campaign event to raise money for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.  The Generous Associates Campaign is a fund raising effort coordinated by associates throughout the DC area each year to help support Legal Aid’s mission of providing legal… Continue Reading