We are proud to have built a team of more than 200 professionals whose diverse backgrounds and experiences have created a vibrant and inclusive workplace where individuals are respected and appreciated for their ideas and contributions.
Through training and mentorship, we also focus on providing employees with the ability to pursue rewarding careers with opportunities for growth and professional development. In addition, our department leaders work with their individual staff members to motivate and encourage participation in educational opportunities including firm-sponsored training, seminars, or conferences that will expand their skills and allow for growth and advancement.
We recruit entry-level and experienced professionals to support the following areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Development and Marketing
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Legal Talent/Attorney Recruiting
- Office Services
- Paralegals (Project Assistants)
- Risk Management and Conflicts
- Secretarial Support
Commitment to the Community
When you come to Wiley, you are joining a team of professionals who value public service. Under the leadership of our Community Service Committee, employees donate their time, talent, and energy in countless ways to over 450 organizations throughout the year. With hands-on volunteer opportunities, participation in charity races, pro bono legal representation, clothing and food drives, and local educational partnerships such as our partnership with Langdon Elementary School, Wiley employees set an example for making DC a better place to live and work.
Pathways to Law School
The decision to pursue law school – while exciting, can be a daunting task for any individual. At Wiley, we offer individuals several ways to gain practical, hands-on legal experience before making that commitment. While the opportunities listed below are not exhaustive, these roles are structured in a way that provides for work experience and training opportunities that are directly tied to the pursuit of a legal education. The ideal candidates for these positions will possess problem-resolution skills, demonstrate flexibility and creativity, and deliver exceptional client service. More importantly, all professional staff at Wiley provide invaluable support to our attorneys and clients and we encourage interested applicants to contact us with any questions about our various opportunities.
Paralegal Program – Project Assistant positions
Individuals interested in this path begin their journey in the paralegal program as a Project Assistant, which is an entry-level position that is designed to provide a broad foundation of key legal skills that will be useful in the pursuit of a legal career. Project Assistants have an annual billable hours requirement comprised of both client billable and professional development hours. For example, Project Assistants may perform legal research and analysis, prepare legal documents and exhibits for filing with courts and government agencies, cite-check documents, provide trial support, and assist with the organization of cases. We are also proud that many of our Project Assistants are making a real difference in our local community by taking on lead roles supporting our attorneys with important pro bono matters.
Through on-going training and mentorship, Project Assistants develop critical skills – creativity, flexibility, and a client-focused mindset - that can be applied at Wiley and beyond. As each person’s journey to a legal career may be different, Project Assistants also have available promotion paths that allow for continued professional growth that further enhance and refine key legal skills.
Additionally, as a sign of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession, we created the Wiley Pre-Law Scholarship, which provides recipients of the scholarship with a Project Assistant position, financial assistance with LSAT related costs, and a scholarship award of $10,000, which can be used to support costs associated with enrollment in a JD program. Click here to learn more about Wiley’s initiatives. Applicants may apply to the scholarship by clicking the link here.
Secretarial Program - Special Assistant positions
Special Assistants play a key role within the firm by providing high level administrative support to the firm’s attorneys. This entry-level position is housed within our secretarial services team and provides the opportunity to work directly with attorneys, including communicating with clients, preparing and formatting legal documents, assisting with the billing process, and supporting marketing and business development efforts, and more. Special Assistants embody our client-focused mindset and serve as excellent ambassadors for their attorneys and the firm.
Most Special Assistants are assigned to a group of attorneys within a specific practice group. Therefore, each Special Assistant role is as unique as the practice group. Depending on the needs of the attorneys, Special Assistants may be asked to conduct research, prepare reports and memos, analyze data, and work with various court and government agencies on specific matters. Special Assistants are eligible to participate in training programs offered by the firm, which includes legal skills based training and other professional development opportunities. Special Assistants interested in pursuing law school may also be promoted to Project Assistant to follow along the path of a legal career.
- Choice of two PPO plans, or an HDHP health plan that is eligible for additional savings through a Health Savings Account
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability coverage
- Group life insurance
- Pet insurance
- Employee assistance program
- On-site health screenings
- Access to on-site fitness facility and employee discount
- Monthly wellness events and giveaways
- Flu shot clinic
- Private quiet room
- Mothers’ nursing suite
- Weight Watchers monthly pass
- On-site fitness classes
You, Your Family, and Your Future
- 10 paid holidays
- Paid parental and adoption leave
- Anniversary bonus program
- Emergency backup child and elder care
- Generous paid time-off package
- Group on-site parking program
- Retirement savings plan 401(k), including firm contribution
- Matching charitable donation program
- Qualified transportation program (pre-tax commuter benefits)
- Firm holiday party and summer picnic
Additional Benefits and Perks
- Bicycle storage room
- Mobile phone and plan discounts
- Fantastic downtown location, steps away from the Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver Metrorail lines
- Firm-sponsored softball and bowling leagues
- Jeans Fridays
- On-site tech support station and training loft
- Referral bonus program
- Shower and locker room facilities
- Spot awards
- Social events and gatherings
- Steps from Farragut Square park, with summer Golden Triangle events
- Various corporate discounts, including entertainment, movies, hotels, flights, etc.
- Weekly continental breakfast
How to Apply
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Wiley is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.