On Thursday, July 6, Wiley Rein summer associates and attorneys made their way to Navy Yard to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves in what became a rain delay with almost no rain at all.

Although the impending thunderstorm never made its way to Nationals Park, the game was delayed three hours and did not officially start until after 10:00 p.m. This did not stop the summer associates from enjoying the view, food, and company as they connected with Wiley Rein attorneys and their significant others. 

Riley MacGraw, one of our summer associates, stuck it out to see the teams play two innings, at which point the Nationals were leading 1-0. He must have brought the luck home with him, because the Nationals weren’t able to hold onto the lead for long and ended up losing 5-2.

And Wiley Rein’s undoubtedly biggest National’s fan, Kurt DeSoto, kept up his tradition of handing out “First Game Certificates” to those visiting Nationals Park for the first time, including summer associate Dwayne Treece.

Despite the loss and the weather delay, the day was an overall success as the summer associates and Wiley Rein attorneys laughed and connected, enjoying the great venue and fantastic company. One might say this was the best game they never saw…better luck next time Nationals!

(from right to left) Our 2017 Summer Associates – Riley MacGraw, Lauryn Harris, Anna Schaffner, John Allen Riggins, Vinecia Perkins, Martha Vazquez, Chiara Tondi Resta, Jonathan Babcock, Boyd Garriott, and Dwayne Treece pose for a picture in front of Nationals field.


(from right to left): Legal Talent member Ariana Branford, Of Counsel Kurt DeSoto and summer associate Dwayne Treece pose with their “First Game Certificates”, officially capturing their first visit to Nationals Park.

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