Claire Bergeron

Senior Associate


Claire Bergeron is a senior associate who focuses on a variety of litigation matters.

Ms. Bergeron previously served as a summer associate at WilmerHale, where she worked on matters involving intellectual property, mortgage foreclosure, financial securities, immigration law and attorney-client privilege.

While in law school, Ms. Bergeron worked as an analyst and research assistant at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington DC. In this role, she studied US immigration law and policy and co-authored several key publications on US immigration enforcement, naturalization trends, and integration issues. She also served as in intern in the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the US Department of Justice and in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prior to pursuing her legal degree, Ms. Bergeron worked as a paralegal and Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, where she represented immigrants during interviews before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Publications & News


August 10, 2017

DC Lawyers Support Record-Breaking Legal Aid Fundraising Campaign

Lawyers in WilmerHale's Washington DC office raised $135,000 for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia's annual Generous Associates Campaign, a fundraiser run by associates at DC law firms each summer.

August 10, 2017

WilmerHale Team Offers Pro Bono Support at Detention Center

Volunteers from the Washington DC office traveled to the Farmville Detention Center in rural Virginia to meet with detainees awaiting deportation proceedings.

February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.


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JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014, Senior Article and Line Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

BA, Anthropology and Legal Studies, cum laude, Northwestern University, 2007

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


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