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Farewell 2017 Summer Associate Class!

Posted in Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
It seems like just yesterday our 10 summer associates gathered for orientation, and now they have already moved back to campus – just like that, the summer program has come to an end. Although these past 10 weeks went by extremely fast, it was a very exciting and successful summer! Our summer associates were fortunate… Continue Reading

Rockin’ Out and Escaping…

Posted in Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the 2017 Summer Associate Program! Our summer associates have been very busy assisting on projects across all practice areas of the firm, and have even been able to join attorneys on special opportunities for client visits and speaking engagements across the country. We love that… Continue Reading

Summer Program Mentor/Mentee Outing at Muse Paintbar National Harbor

Posted in Mentor/Mentee, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
  Each year our summer associates are paired with a mentor to help guide them through their 10-week stay in our Summer Program. Mentors provide guidance, review projects, and help the summer associates navigate their way into the Wiley Rein family. This year, the mentors and mentees gathered for a fun-filled night of bonding and… Continue Reading

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

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

Trivia Night – Wiley Rein Style

Posted in Mentor/Mentee, Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
This past Wednesday night, summer associates and their mentors, as well as members of our Associates Committee and Recruiting Committee, participated in Wiley Rein’s first Trivia Night at RFD.  The competition was fierce among the eight Wiley Rein teams, which were made up of attorneys and summer associates.  The teams competed on a wide range… Continue Reading

Nice to Meet You

Posted in Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Last week, Wiley Rein and Verizon co-hosted a panel and cocktail reception on career paths for Verizon interns and Wiley Rein summer associates.  The distinguished panel featured Megan Brown and Anna Gomez, partners at Wiley Rein, and Tonya Rutherford and Patrick Flaherty, Assistant General Counsel at Verizon. The panel discussed their career paths, including working… Continue Reading

Nuts, Bolts, and Breakfast

Posted in Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Yesterday the 2014 summer associates took part in Wiley Rein’s “Nuts and Bolts of Associate Life” program where, over a pancake breakfast, the summer associates had a chance to ask an associate panel any questions they had about their experiences as an associate. This year, Umair Javed, Parker Lavin, Samantha Lee, and Brandon Moss served… 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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Posted in Summer Associates, Summer Program Events
Summer associates, attorneys, and guests enjoyed a night out at the baseball game last night!  Even though the Nationals weren’t able to pull off a win against the Atlanta Braves, everyone had fun getting to know each other outside of the office. The game was the first time many of our summer associates have seen the… Continue Reading

Summer Associate Judicial Clerk Program

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This afternoon, our summer associates attended a program about judicial clerkships.  Wiley Rein attorneys Megan Brown, Steve Obermeier, Robert Scheffel, and Bryan Weir discussed their experiences as clerks and told personal stories to help summer associates understand what they can expect should they pursue a clerkship.  Because the application process continues to change, the panelists… Continue Reading

An Inspirational Night at the Women’s Bar Association Annual Dinner

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The Women’s Bar Association held its annual dinner last night at the National Building Museum.  Wiley Rein served as a Patron level sponsor of the event, and six attorneys attended, including Kathy Bucher, Kate Dickerson, Laura Foggan, Mary Catherine Martin, Lauren McKelvey, and Laura Sherman. In addition to raising money for the WBA Foundation, the… Continue Reading