Associate for our Washington, DC office with 1-2 years of legal experience to join our preeminent Election Law & Government Ethics practice. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, including graduation from a top-tier law school, and superior legal research, writing, and oral communication skills. Clerkship and/or law firm experience is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in learning political law – i.e., campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics – to provide compliance and strategic counsel to corporate, non-profit, and political clients and to represent them in enforcement and other proceedings. Experience with political law issues preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and be able to prioritize competing deadlines. Join a firm where associates enjoy substantive work, direct client exposure, positive firm culture, and a focus on professional development.
About Wiley Rein LLP
Founded in 1983, Wiley Rein is a dominant presence in the nation’s capital. With more than 250 lawyers, the firm has earned international prominence by representing clients in complex, high-stakes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. The firm has dramatically expanded and evolved since we first opened our doors 32 years ago. Many of the firm’s lawyers and public policy advisors have held high-level positions in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Many of our attorneys have active high-level security clearances that allow them to quickly “read in” to matters when there is a need to access classified materials. The Legal Times has noted that the firm “represents as perfect a merging of public policy and corporate America as exists in Washington.”The firm operates at the intersection of politics, law, government, business, and technological innovation, representing a wide range of clients—from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations to individuals—in virtually all industries. We have demonstrated success in areas that include e...nergy, manufacturing, defense, aerospace, intelligence, information technology, professional services, telecommunications, health care, A&E, and construction. We believe delivering consistent and successful results is achieved through building true partnerships with our clients. We do this by understanding the industries and economic climate in which they operate and the current and potential legal issues that impact their business. Most importantly, because Wiley Rein remains a Washington, DC-based firm that largely operates out of a single office, we are able to control costs and billing rates in a manner that is nearly impossible in large, multi-office or multinational law firms.In addition, Wiley Rein generously gives back to the community, providing significant pro bono legal services and charitable contributions to more than 450 local and national organizations every year. For further information, please visit our website at http:www.wileyrein.com/careers.cfm.