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
- Marketing (Business Development, Communications)
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Legal Talent (Attorney Recruiting, Attorney Development)
- Office Services
- Paralegals (Project Assistants, Legal Assistants)
- Risk Management and Conflicts
- Secretarial Support (Legal Secretaries, Special Assistants)
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.
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.
At Wiley, we believe that every employee plays an important role in the firm’s success and we strive to provide you with a benefits program that rewards you for the hard work and dedication you put forth every day.
Wiley offers the following comprehensive Benefits Program to Attorneys and Professional Staff as an important component of your total compensation package:
- One Medical Paid Annual Membership for You and Your Family - Access to Comprehensive, Primary Medical Care and Health Benefits
- Medical and Prescription Drug Plan Coverage
- Dental Plan Coverage
- Vision Coverage
- Health Savings Account with Annual Firm Contribution
- Pre-Tax Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Short and Long-Term Disability Leave Benefits
- Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Attorneys and Professional Staff may Contribute up to the IRS Annual Maximum through Pre-Tax and/or Roth Payroll Deductions
- Professional Staff may Receive 8% Annual Firm Contribution after 2 Years of Service
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Paid Holidays (10 Annually)
- Ergonomic, Sit/Stand Workspaces
- Annual Technology Allowance*
- Wellness Programs
- On-Site, Free, State of the Art, Fitness Facilities and Locker Rooms
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Supplemental Term Life and AD&D Insurance
- Individual Disability Insurance
- Flexible Work Arrangements*
- Generous Paid Parental Leave
- Subsidized Backup Child/Elder Care
*Attorneys and Professional Staff as Determined
The above list is a summary of the firm’s current employee benefits program. The firm reserves the right to modify or eliminate any of its benefits, plans, policies, procedures or practices at any time, as to present employees, future employees and/or retirees, generally or in individual cases, with or without advance notice.
If you have questions or need further information regarding the firm’s benefits program, please contact: Brenda McCauley, Director of Benefits at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Applicants may submit an application through our Current Openings page.
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.