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Welcoming our 2017 Summer Associate Class at Masseria!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
On Monday, May 22, Wiley Rein welcomed this year’s summer associate class to the firm! To kick-start the 10-week Summer Program, Wiley Rein attorneys and guests welcomed the summer associates at Masseria Restaurant in Northeast DC for a great night of delicious food. The group was blown away by Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s heavenly food and… Continue Reading

Big Win at Nationals Park!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Last week, more than 60 Wiley Rein attorneys and summer associates enjoyed a gorgeous night at the Nationals’ ballpark and a big win against the Cincinnati Reds. Our summer associates and attorneys enthusiastically cheered on the home team as they scored 13 runs against the Reds’ 4. This annual event of the summer program is… 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

Congratulations to our 2015 Summer Associates!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates
This week the firm’s Recruiting Committee met to discuss offers for our 2015 Summer Associate Class, which was comprised of 10 students from eight top law schools. We are very excited to announce that we have extended offers for all of our summer associates who recently completed the 2015 summer program to rejoin the firm… Continue Reading

Wrapping up the 2015 Summer Program

Posted in Assignments, Mentor/Mentee, Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Sadly, today marks the last day of our 10-week summer program.  Making sure to send our summer associates off in style, we have filled their last few days at the firm with a variety of events with our attorneys. Last week, our summer associates helped raise money for the Generous Associates Campaign, benefiting The Legal… Continue Reading

Summer Associates Rock It Out at Taylor Swift!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Last night, the summer associates, the Recruiting Committee, and members of the Management Committee took in the concert event of the summer – Taylor Swift at Nats Stadium! Following opening acts from Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy, and HAIM, Taylor owned the stage for two hours, performing nearly all songs from her new album, 1989. And in a… 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

The Summer Associate Dinner

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
In addition to working hard on assignments and attending litigation skills training this week, the summer associates also enjoyed one of our popular summer traditions – the summer associate dinner. The dinner is designed to allow time for the summer associates to unwind and spend quality time together as a class while getting to know the… Continue Reading

A Night at the Ballpark!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Last night, the summer associates took a break from their assignments to cheer on the Washington Nationals as they battled the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though the Nats didn’t quite pull off the win, the rain storms passed just in time for everyone to enjoy the rousing atmosphere and enjoyable company. The baseball game is… 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

WALRAA’s 8-Minute Networking Event and Reception

Posted in Community Events, Diversity & Inclusion, Law School Outreach & Events, Outreach, Recruiting
On Wednesday evening, Samantha Lee and Jillian Volkmar participated in the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association’s (WALRAA) 11th Annual 8-Minute Networking Event and Reception.  Sponsored by WALRAA’s Diversity Committee, the program provided an opportunity for Sam and Jillian to meet first-year law students from local law schools before we begin recruiting for our 2016… Continue Reading

Announcing Our 2015 Summer Associate Class!

Posted in Recruiting, Summer Associates
Wiley Rein experienced a highly successful recruiting season and is very pleased to announce a 2015 Summer Associate Class that includes nine students from seven top law schools. Congratulations to our new Summer Associate class!  We are very much looking forward to May, when we can welcome the 2015 Summer Associate class in person!  … Continue Reading

Welcome Back!

Posted in Fall Associates, Recruiting
Monday marked the start date for the majority of our 2014 Fall Associates when 13 class members joined Wiley Rein.  This group includes Jeremy Broggi, Katie Campbell, Jessica Cunningham, Ryan Frazee, B’anca Glenn, Sara Luxenberg, Margaret Matavich, George Petel, Nina Rustgi, Dwayne Sam, Wesley Weeks, Bonnie Wise, and Jared Young.  Three additional Fall Associates (Claire… Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Wiley Rein’s Summer Program

Posted in On-Campus Interviews, Recruiting, Summer Associates
Considering Wiley Rein as a place of future employment?  Great!  Below are frequently asked questions about Wiley Rein’s summer associate program.  If you can’t find answers to your questions here, please check out our firm site or feel free to reach out to us at Did all 2014 summer associates receive offers?  Are… Continue Reading

Recruiting in Full Swing!

Posted in On-Campus Interviews, Recruiting, Summer Associates
Last week, Wiley Rein visited seven schools for on-campus interviews to recruit candidates for our 2015 summer program.  Now that we have completed our on-campus interviews, we are in the midst of callback interviews. During a callback interview, a candidate will meet with six to seven attorneys for 20 minutes each.  We offer morning or… 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

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

Summer Associates Travel Around Wiley

Posted in Diversity & Inclusion, Recruiting, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Last night, summer associates and members of the Wiley Rein’s Women’s Forum attended a happy hour where they celebrated the conclusion of our “Passport Challenge.”  The challenge was a friendly competition amongst the summer associates to see who could meet the most Wiley Rein Women’s Forum members. Cara Lasley, a summer associate who participated in… Continue Reading

WALRAA Summer in the Capital Event

Posted in Diversity & Inclusion, Recruiting
Last night, Anna Gomez and Karen Toto and attended “Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers,” sponsored by The Diversity Committee of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association.  The event, which attracted students from both local and non-local law schools, provided an opportunity for Anna and Karen to meet diverse, rising… Continue Reading