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Special U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum CLE Event

Posted in Training Programs
On March 29, 2017, the firm hosted “Propaganda Advancing Extremism, Then and Now,” a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The seminar, presented by Dr. Edna Friedberg, a Museum historian, focused on the Nazis’ use of propaganda to transform a minor right-wing fringe group into the largest political… Continue Reading

What if I Say the Wrong Thing?

Posted in Diversity & Inclusion, Recruiting, Training Programs
This afternoon, Wiley Rein welcomed Vernā Myers, a renowned diversity and inclusion speaker, who led a discussion on bias that was attended by nearly 100 people. During her presentation—titled “What If I Say the Wrong Thing?”—Vernā explained how all individuals have their own “cultural lens” based on their backgrounds and experiences. Instead of shying away from “uncomfortable”… Continue Reading

C2: Connect+Collaborate Happy Hour

Posted in Associate Events, Associate Life, McBee, Training Programs
Last night, over 30 Wiley Rein attorneys and professionals from McBee Strategic attended a presentation led by Ashtan Moore and Chelsea Koski to learn more about McBee’s communication and digital media practices. The event was hosted by C2, a recently formed professional development group that provides networking opportunities through social gatherings. A happy hour at… Continue Reading

Summer Associates Give Depositions a Whirl

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events, Training Programs
The summer associates kicked off the week by participating in mock depositions as part of the litigation skills workshop series. Over the course of the summer, attorneys from across the firm lead six different programs to introduce summer associates to the essentials of litigation. In addition to the deposition workshop, summer associates learn about interviewing… Continue Reading

2015 Summer Program in Full Swing

Posted in Assignments, Firm Wide Events, Mentor/Mentee, Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events, Training Programs
It’s hard to believe the first two weeks of the 2015 Summer Program are flying by so quickly!  During their first few days as summer associates, the class attended a variety of programming, introducing them to the firm’s culture, committees, work assignments, and best practices. In anticipation of the summers’ first assignment, Cara Duffield and… Continue Reading

Welcome Summer Associates!

Posted in Assignments, Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events, Training Programs
Wiley Rein is very excited for the start of our 2015 Summer Program next week! This year’s summer associate class includes 10 students from eight top law schools. Throughout the program, summer associates will work on client, business development, and pro bono projects; join attorneys at client meetings; attend legal training programs; and get to know… Continue Reading

Time to Network!

Posted in Training Programs
This week Wiley Rein’s Associates Committee and Business Development Committee co-sponsored a Speed Networking and Cross-Selling event.  Partners and associates that attended this event thought it was a great opportunity to try out new networking tips or polish up old ones while speaking with their colleagues. Networking tips ranged from where to place your name… Continue Reading

Class in session…

Posted in Fall Associates, Training Programs
Last week, Wiley Rein held “New Associates U,” a two-day training series for our fall associates.  This multi-day program is a crash course on how to be successful at Wiley Rein and is also a helpful refresher on training programs held during the summer associate program. This cornerstone program of our Professional Development curriculum began… Continue Reading

Summer Associates Test the Deposition Waters

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Training Programs
Summer associates got to take a shot at taking and defending a deposition during Monday’s deposition workshop.  The workshop, which is based on a fictional case, featured professional court reporters and actors who played the witness roles, allowing summer associates an opportunity to learn hands-on what it’s like to participate in a deposition.  Wiley Rein… Continue Reading