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Investing in Your Future

We are committed to a collaborative style of practice that emphasizes the value of individual lawyers and the importance of each lawyer’s development. Learn More

Work and Life Balance

We seek to cultivate a work environment that permits and encourages lawyers to practice law in a manner consistent with the firm’s core values of quality, excellence and service to clients, while maintaining rewarding family and personal lives. Learn More

Meet the Mentors

“I’m honored that people want my advice. I give it freely ... I’ve done a lot, and if I can share that with others while listening to what they would really like to achieve in their careers and in their lives, that’s great.”

Read Jamie Gorelick’s biography.

“If I was a law student today and I was thinking about a firm, the biggest question in my mind would be, ‘Who am I going to work with?’ and, ‘What kind of training should I be able to expect?’ One of the things that sets WilmerHale apart from other firms is that we spend a lot of time mentoring and training young lawyers.”

Read Reginald Brown’s biography.


“One of the things that sets our firm apart is the emphasis on mentoring and on training. I’ve been with the firm my entire career, about 15 years, and I’ve certainly been a beneficiary of that mentoring and training.”

Read Mark Selwyn’s biography.

“We strive at WilmerHale to give younger lawyers the same opportunities, in terms of training and learning, that we who have been here for a long time had ourselves ... That includes an effort to teach people how to do it right and to teach people why excellence is important.”

Read Roger Witten’s biography.


Jamie Gorelick



Reginald J. Brown



Mark D. Selwyn



Roger M. Witten

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What We Do

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WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. Learn More

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WilmerHale maintains a steadfast commitment to pro bono representation and public service, and believes in an inherent obligation to ensure equal access to justice for underserved communities around the world. Learn More

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Securities Litigation & Enforcement Associate or Senior Associate

Our Securities Department is interested in discussing positions with attorneys who have three to five years of post-JD experience (not including clerkships) and who have experience handling SEC Enforcement and other government investigations, internal investigations and other white collar and regulatory enforcement as well as related or parallel securities litigation matters. Learn more about our Securities Litigation and Enforcement practices.

Experience in regulatory (e.g., the SEC, CFTC) or criminal (e.g., DOJ, a USAO, District Attorney, California Attorney General) enforcement organization would be helpful but is not required.

WilmerHale represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation; in international and domestic arbitrations; and in criminal, congressional, civil, regulatory and corporate investigations. Our lawyers receive national and international recognition as top-rated practitioners and have a strong record of success as both trial and appellate lawyers. Our clients rely on us for our clear understanding of their industries and business goals, our in-depth knowledge of the regulatory and political environments in which they operate, and our experience in the technical and scientific disciplines at the core of their operations. 

If you are a candidate, please submit your online application here.

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Palo Alto

Technology Specialist

We are seeking a Technology Specialist candidate with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

Technology Specialists in WilmerHale’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) practice are involved in a wide variety of types of work, including patent prosecution, client counseling, opinions, patent litigation and IP transactional matters. For example, Technology Specialists typically work with inventors; prepare patent applications and reply to communications from patent offices during the patent application process; conduct scientific journal and patent searching on Internet databases; prepare letters of instruction to foreign counsel for foreign counterparts to US patent applications; assist lawyers in the preparation of patentability, validity, freedom to operate and infringement opinions; assist lawyers in reviewing file histories of patents; assist with analyses of issues that arise in patent litigation; adhere to a standard of ethics; and participate in special projects and other duties assigned.

As part of WilmerHale’s Technology Specialist Program, a Technology Specialist is expected to attend an ABA accredited law school in its evening division, obtain a law degree in four years, and take and pass the USPTO patent examination to become registered as a patent agent. A Technology Specialist is also expected to apply for and, if offered a position, participate in WilmerHale’s summer associate program during the summer after his/her third year of law school. If WilmerHale extends an offer for an associate position, a Technology Specialist is then expected to take the appropriate state bar exam and become an associate at WilmerHale. Technology Specialists are eligible to participate in the firm’s tuition reimbursement program for law school. Learn more about Technology Specialists at WilmerHale.

Candidates should have strong academic credentials and/or prior work experience as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates do not need to have prior patent law experience and do not need to be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

If you are a candidate, please submit your online application here.

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New York | Boston

Discovery Attorney

WilmerHale has an internationally recognized Antitrust, Litigation and Securities practice and represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, corporate investigations. With more than 400 litigators in offices around the globe, WilmerHale is an industry leader in representing clients in all aspects of litigation. Our litigation practice is diverse geographically (across continents), substantively (covering a broad range of practice areas) and procedurally (we appear in many different types of proceedings with various pretrial, trial and appellate objectives). WilmerHale’s securities practice numbers over 200 lawyers and is recognized as the “‘place to go’ for high-profile matters that carry large potential liabilities” (Chambers USA). WilmerHale regularly represents clients in the full range of investigations and proceedings initiated by the SEC, Department of Justice, FINRA, Congress, state regulators and attorneys general and other government agencies. Our Antitrust practice has approximately 75 lawyers and is ranked among the best litigation firms in the United States by the American Lawyer. We have successfully represented clients in major antitrust litigation throughout the country and have compiled a remarkable record of winning cases through summary disposition, at trial and on appeal. 

To support these practices and our clients, we have developed an extensive e-discovery counseling, document review and litigation support services function. In the last 18 months the firm has committed significant resources to these efforts, purchasing a “next generation” document review tool and developing a new WilmerHale methodology to improve the document review process. Creating our document review service operation in the new Dayton Business Services Center is a key component of our plan to be a leader in the delivery of electronic discovery and document review services. The attorneys working in the Dayton Business Services Center will enable us to provide high quality legal services to our clients at a competitive cost. It will also provide our case teams with consistent staffing on matters and maintain centers of knowledge on matters that persist after document review and discovery are complete. 

Function: Assist with discovery activities, primarily document and email collection, review, and production. From time to time, may also take on other tasks. 


  • Reviews and codes documents (both electronic and paper) for relevancy, responsiveness, and privilege.
  • Prepares privilege and redacted logs.
  • Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.

Debt Finance

WilmerHale is currently seeking highly qualified attorneys to join its Debt Finance Practice. The ideal candidate would have two to five years of experience representing borrowers and/or lenders in the negotiation, documentation and closing of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including acquisition and other leveraged financings. Working knowledge of debt securities offerings and general corporate law is also preferred. Candidates must possess strong analytical, writing and organization skills.

If you are a candidate, please submit your online application here.

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Boston | New York | Washington DC

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