International Arbitration Associate - Litigation, New York, Washington DC

International Arbitration Associate - Litigation, New York, Washington DC

WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes more than 500 litigators with deep trial, appellate and US Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with more than 200 lawyers; a regulatory practice that includes more than 100 lawyers who have held high-level government positions; an intellectual property practice enriched by the experience of more than 100 lawyers and technology specialists who hold scientific or technical degrees; nearly 200 seasoned corporate lawyers and business counselors; and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, real estate and tax matters. Most importantly, our firm stands for a steadfast commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do—a commitment reflected in the continued success of our clients across the globe.

We are committed to recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting the best legal talent. Accordingly, the total compensation package—base salary, bonus and benefits—for all lawyers at the firm is highly competitive with that of other major law firms.

Our International Arbitration practice is seeking an experienced associate with one to four years of post-JD experience to join our Washington DC or New York offices.

Our multinational international arbitration team consists of more than 70 lawyers in the United States and Europe, all of whom practice principally in the international arbitration field. Our group includes both common and civil law practitioners and prides itself on working together as an integrated team across the London, Washington, and New York offices. The team does a mix of contractual and investment arbitration across a variety of industries and geographies. The broad-based practice and cross-office integration allows lateral associates to diversify their skills and experience in a wide variety of arbitration matters and to gain mentoring and training from a range of partners across the group’s offices.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas:

  • Acting on counsel teams in international arbitration matters in contractual and/or investment arbitrations
  • Conducting legal research and analysis on procedural and substantive issues arising in arbitration matters
  • Engaging in fact development through, for example, review of client documents, interviewing witnesses, research of public records
  • Drafting correspondence and submissions in international arbitration matters


  • Juris Doctor
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based.
  • At least one year of experience in international arbitration.
  • Successful candidates will have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, and a willingness to positively contribute to a collaborative work environment.

WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.