Willkie offers the chance to be part of a collegial atmosphere where even the most junior associates feel that they are an integral part of the firm. Because we are less concerned with formal hierarchies than with efficiently and effectively providing legal services to our clients, associates have the opportunity to assume individual responsibility as soon as possible. Typically, our associates will have direct client contact as soon as they join the firm. And with no minimum billable hour requirements to meet, our community of associates can focus on what matters most: the quality and efficiency of their work.
Our team of almost 600 lawyers is comprised of men and women from dozens of different law schools around the world. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse environment and seek to recruit people of all backgrounds and cultural experiences. Our summer associate
program is our primary recruiting tool. Willkie looks not only for intelligence in applicants, but also for a wide variety of qualities that we think will eventually make them great lawyers -- including self-confidence, professionalism, maturity, and creativity. We believe that our more than century-old record of success is due in large part to our ability to attract and retain highly motivated lawyers with exceptional academic achievements.
We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our attorneys and our practice. Please direct inquiries about New York office hiring
. For inquiries regarding New York office lateral openings
, please contact our Legal Recruiting Manager, Christie Wilson (email@example.com
). Please click here
for a complete list of Legal Personnel & Recruiting contacts in the New York office.
For information about our Summer Associate program in our Washington, DC office
, please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Inquiries regarding lateral openings in our Washington, DC office
should be directed to Gail McGinley, Manager, Legal Personnel & Recruiting (email@example.com
In order for us to work most effectively with headhunters, we set guidelines for working with Willkie on the Firm's lateral associate hiring needs. Please see the New York and Washington, DC Recruiting pages for the specific language.
For information on recruiting in our European offices, we invite you to visit the respective recruiting websites of our offices in Paris, Milan, Rome, London, Frankfurt and Brussels.
For inquiries regarding New York office non-legal personnel openings, please contact our Director of Human Resources, Julie Graf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and in our Washington, DC office, please contact Althea Williams, Manager of Human Resources (email@example.com).